Easy-to-use system developed to support ultralow detection limits, and has improved interference removal capabilities. Users can switch between single and triple quadrupole modes within a single multi-element experiment. The instrument requires minimal user maintenance and includes QCell flatapole technology, a small volume collision/reaction cell with flatapole rods, and a dedicated gas...
Now available for ICP and ICP-MS grade single element standards. As well as the potential for less waste, the smaller volume makes shipping quicker and cheaper.
Range of elemental impurities CRMs to meet the new method’s permissible daily exposure (PDE) levels. There is also an internal standard solution optimised for best ICP-MS results with pharmaceutical samples. Available in a cost effective and conveniently packaged kit.
New company producing hollow cathode lamps for many atomic absorption instruments. Cathodes are designed with either a pure element or compound to produce the best sputter rate at the lowest current.
The D-Torch is now available for the PerkinElmer Avio 200. It is a direct replacement and has the same self-aligning feature. It is designed to reduce running costs associated with torch wear when analysing challenging sample such as organic solvents, fusions and samples containing high total dissolved solids or hydrofluoric acid.
New version of the DC (direct connection) nebuliser which has a UniFit sample connector which slides easily over the sample arm and an argon connector configured to connect directly to your make of ICP spectrometer. It uses an inert, metal-free argon connector and has a ratchet fitting that ensures leak-free gas connection.
A programmable, temperature-controlled cyclonic spray chamber which now has an improved thermodynamic design providing an extended temperature range and faster cool-down. Offers compact and maintenance-free sample introduction for all ICP spectrometers.
Handheld LIBS analyser customised to provide quantitative measurements. It is of rugged construction and IP54-rated with a battery life of >4 h. The laser beam is rastered to sample an area of ~300 µm. Custom calibrations are available for applications such as Li content in batteries, metal in alloys and the composition of catalysts, minerals or ceramics.
This work builds on our previous study of arsenic species in apple juice by incorporating several improvements to the methodology and exploring the analysis more deeply.
Spectro Analytical Instruments’ new SpectroPort portable arc/spark optical emission spectroscopy metals analyser is as fast as a handheld XRF analyser.
PerkinElmer's new ICP-MS system
This article is is a fascinating look into the use of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in forensic examination of glass fragments. These are often associated with crime scenes and easily “attach” to any people near them. Thus, they can be used to link criminals to their crime and to provide information on where a glass fragment might have originated.
Agilent Technologies introduced the second-generation, 8900 triple quadrupole ICP-MS system.
PerkinElmer describe the new Avio 200 as the smallest ICP-OES on the market.
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New spectroscopy releases at Pittcon 2016, along with links to further information.
Photonis USA has announced that it has reached an agreement with MasCom Technologies GmbH of Bremen, Germany, to stock and resell a wide selection of discrete dynode electron multipliers designed for use in inductively coupled mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) instruments. The agreement adds to Photonis’ extensive line of electron multiplier products.
Another surface problem is tackled by Richard Pilkington, Stuart Astin and John Cowpe: “Application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for surface hardness measurements”. Measuring the hardness of materials is not entirely straightforward, and the authors show that laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy offers the potential for in situ hardness measurements, without prior sample preparation...
Rigaku Analytical Devices has introduced the Katana hand-held laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyser.
Rand Capital Corporation has invested $250,000 as part of a $4.3 million equity capital funding round in SciAps, Inc., manufacturer of handheld analytical instruments. The funding round was led by new investor Jolimont Global Mining Systems with participation from Rand Capital, and other existing investors including SciAps CEO and Founder Donald Sackett, as well as two additional new investors...
Ibsen Photonics has announced the new Freedom HR-DUV spectrometer platform for integrators of compact analytical and process control instruments. It uses a new transmission grating, developed and manufactured by Ibsen Photonics. In contrast to typical blazed gratings, this new grating provides high and nearly constant diffraction efficiency over the entire 178–409 nm range for both...
Analytik Jena celebrates its 25th anniversary. As one of the first companies founded in East Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall, they have grown to offer a wide range of analytical products including a wide wide of atomic spectroscopy instrumentation.
Stanislav Strekopytov tells us about “The use of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to quantify chemical hazards in natural history collections: arsenic and mercury in taxidermy bird specimens”. It is quite shocking to learn about the use of poisons to preserve taxidermy specimens in the past. Nowadays it is essential that the dangers from such specimens are known before they can be...
Unique “graffiti” on the walls of a cave in central China describes the effects drought had on the local population over the past 500 years. Stable isotope and elemental analysis of stalactites have been able to confirm the climate variations.