Analytik Jena PlasmaQuant MS and PlasmaQuant MS Elite ICP-MS systems

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Metrohm Australia & New Zealand

Analytik Jena has launched its two latest ICP-MS products. ICP-MS technology measures the number of ions striking a detector, after the sample is ionised in argon plasma.

The PlasmaQuant MS series’ RF generator is claimed to produce robust plasma that can handle any matrix using only half the amount of argon gas of competitive ICP-MS. The product is suitable for routine applications in environmental analysis, food safety, agriculture, pharmacy, mining, chemistry and petrochemistry.

The unit offers an all-digital detection (ADD10) system, providing 10 orders of linear dynamic range in pulse-counting mode. This eliminates the need for a regular and inaccurate cross-calibration associated with other digital-analog detectors. The ADD10 accurately attenuates strong signals without requiring a separate analog measurement. Benefits include a long detector lifetime and fast multi-element analysis, from ultra-trace to major levels in a single measurement.

The PlasmaQuant MS Elite features 1.5 GHz sensitivity, making it up to five times more sensitive than competitive systems, according to the company. This makes it suitable for semiconductor and research applications in geochemistry, environmental, materials science and metallomics.

The product is suitable for applications that require specialised sample introduction accessories, including laser ablation for the direct analysis of solid samples and liquid chromatography, which offers the capability to measure different chemical forms of a specific element in a sample. The high sensitivity allows laboratories in the field of single-particle analysis to detect nanoparticles at less than 10 nm diameter.

The twin-position, bench-mounted design offers flexibility for users to configure the system to their laboratory requirements. Dual entry ports allow for fast and easy connection of third-party accessories while the small 0.4 m2 footprint requires little lab space.

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