Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is a type of mass spectrometry that uses an Inductively coupled plasma to ionize the sample. It atomizes the sample and creates atomic and small polyatomic ions, which are then detected.

Liquid samples to form aerosol in nebulizer.
Introduction of Argon to the ICP torch, which is located in center of a radio frequency (RF) coil for energy supply.
RF field causes collisions of Ar atoms, generating a high-energy plasma.
Sample aerosol decomposed in plasma (6000 - 10000 K) to form analyte atoms which are simultaneously ionized.
Ions extracted from the plasma into mass spectrometer region.


Large, accessible sample introduction system
Low liquid uptake nebulizer
Free-running RF plasma generator
Automated X, Y, Z torch positioning
Patented PlasmaLok® technology
Fastest scanning quadrupole in the industry
Quadrupole Ion Deflector
Triple Cone Interface
Plasma View window
Four-stage vacuum system
Benchtop design


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