The Thermo Scientific XSeries 2 ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) is a state of the art instrument that allows for multi-elemental analysis of a variety of samples from a wide range of applications and sample matrices.
Taking ICP-MS to higher levels of performance and productivity, the XSeries 2 is a robust analytical instrument capable of meeting the most challenging requirements. It is a powerful and precise measurement tool designed to maximize productivity in the laboratory across a wide range of applications.
The XSeries 2 ICP-MS is the most productive quadrupole ICP-MS available for routine and high performance analytical work. The ease of use and practical design of the XSeries 2 means that laboratories can achieve their analytical objectives faster, with greater confidence and less 'hands-on' time from the operator.
The XSeries 2 is a major update the to highly successful X Series ICP-MS, featuring:
- 3rd Generation Collision Cell Technology
- Protective Ion Extraction
- Xt Interface
- Xs Interface
The XSeries 2 ICP-MS offers analytical scientists:
- The world’s smallest benchtop ICP-MSThe highest throughput with protocol compliance
- An ICP-MS where the mass spectrometer parts require no user maintenance
- Unlimited flexibility through complete Plug-and-Play upgradeability
- Rapid start-up through Productivity packs for routine analyses and comprehensive operator training courses
The instrument features automated torch positioning that ensures consistent results as well as an off-axis quadrupole that provides high signal-to-noise ratio. Detection limits are enhanced by the Xt Interface which minimizes polyatomic species in complex matrices. Typically, elements can be measured in the parts per billion (ppb) range and some as low as the parts per trillion (ppt) range.
Solution samples are required for analysis and are normally dissolved/digested for proper detection. Solid samples, such as plant tissue or soil samples, are digested in a CEM Mars Xpress Microwave.
A modified EPA method, based on nitric acid as the solvent/extractor, is used for sample preparation. An autosampler that is capable of analyzing 240 samples is also attached to the instrument to increase sample throughput.
Typical dry mass of sample required for analysis is 0.15g, though this is variable depending on the element of interest and the expected concentration.The XSeries 2 is an ergonomically designed quadrupole ICP-MS taking up little more bench space than many competitive AAS systems.
The innovative Protective Ion Extraction and Infinity II ion optics, based upon a hexapole design with chicane ion deflector, provides the lowest background specification of any quadrupole ICP-MS. This ion lens design uniquely enables simple field upgrade to Collision Cell Technology performance without affecting the normal (non-CCT mode) sensitivity or background.
Peltier cooling and third generation Collision Cell Technology options provide enhanced performance leading to the highest signal / background of any quadrupole ICP-MS with collision cell capability.
- Frequency Range: 50-60Hz
- AC Voltage: 200/208/230/240
- Currency Max: 32A