The Phytronix LDTD-960 Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source is a direct ion source for mass spectrometers that provides users with exceptional, high-throughput performance. This innovative technology enables ultra-high speed analysis in less than 4 seconds per sample. The LCMS-8060 system, equipped with an LDTD ion source (US Patent 7, 321, 116, Phytronix Technologies Inc.), delivers solutions that complement screening and identification testing in various fields such as medicine, clinical and food safety.
Couple the Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) Ion Source to your AB SCIEX mass spectrometer and change your analysis time from minutes to seconds! This revolutionary technology makes use of a laser diode to thermally desorb dried sample into gas phase. By transporting the neutral species through Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) using compressed air, the LDTD consequently removes the need for solvent and achieves a very fast efficient sample introduction into a mass spectrometer in mere seconds.
Features Easy and Intuitive Operation:
- Designed for Plug and Play installation
- Change from LDTD® to LC in less than 3 minutes
- Low maintenance system
- Requires only compressed air
- No solvent involved
- No additional software required
The Laser Diode Thermal Desorption (LDTD) Ion Source integrated with the AB SCIEX instrument platform becomes the ultimate solution for sensitivity and throughput analysis. The LDTD source combines automated sample introduction and sample-to sample quantitative MS results in as less as 4 seconds. Replace your LC and install the LDTD Ion Source within minutes!
Ultra-Fast High-Throughput front-end for your AB SCIEX instrument:
- 6 Seconds sample-to-sample analysis
- Quantitative Analysis
- 2 different LDTD models: 96-well or 384-well formats
- Full integration within Analyst for quick and easy data processing
The instrument's outstanding design ensures that laser diode thermal desorption and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) are performed rapidly on the sample to be analyzed.
Unlike LC-MS, LDTD requires no mobile phase, enabling reduced background noise during measurements. The sample is heated and desorbed by a laser diode as a neutral molecule in the gas phase. These molecular species are ionized using atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) by corona discharge. This thermal desorption process produces molecular ions in a very short time.
LDTD Ion Source Specifications:
- Easily connected to a mass spectrometer
- Analysis in bipolar (positive/negative) mode by APCI
- Supports ten Laz Well plates (960 samples)
- Direct sample introduction with no carryover
- No matrix or mobile phase required
- 20 W laser output
The LDTD source is “Plug & Play” and replaces the installed source initially installed on your device. It is easily interchangeable with the conventional source to easily switch from LDTD / MSMS mode to LC / MSMS mode.
The Phytronix LDTD-960 Laser Diode Thermal Desorption Ion Source is compatible with all current / legacy spectrometers outfitted with the DuoSpray / Turbo-V ION source housing & SelexION Ion Mobility. This includes the QTRAP 4000, 4500, 5000, 5500, 6500 along with TripleTOF 4600, 5600+, 6600.