Thermo Scientific™

Neptune Plus™ High Resolution Multicollector ICP-MS

 Related applications: Industrial Mass Spectrometry

Meet the ever-expanding application demands of earth sciences and other fields requiring high-precision isotope ratio measurements with the Thermo Scientific™ Neptune Plus™ high resolution multicollector ICP-MS system. The Neptune Plus system combines field-proven technology with the latest innovations in amplifier technology. This powerful double-focusing mass spectrometer, with high mass resolution, variable multicollectors, and multi ion counting capability, offers ground-breaking sensitivity, high dynamic ranges, unsurpassed linearity, and robust stability.

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Jet Interface for Ultimate Sensitivity
  • The jet interface increases sensitivity 10-20 times across the entire mass range in desolvation mode.
High-Resolution Double-Focusing Analyzer
  • ICP interface improves resolution, reducing the initial kinetic energy spread by capacitively decoupling the plasma from the load coil
  • Double-focusing mass analyzer focuses both ion energy and angular divergence for superior mass resolution
  • Independent source and detector slit settings enhance mass resolution by separating molecular interferences from elemental peaks
  • Wide detector slit in all resolutions guarantees the widest peak flatness at high resolving powers, a prerequisite for highly precise and accurate isotope ratio analyses
  • Low, medium and high resolution settings can be selected with a single mouse click
Fully Flexible Detection System
  • High-performance Faraday cups are laser machined from solid carbon to guarantee uniform response, high linearity, low noise, and long lifetimes; they completely eliminate the need for cup factors
  • Tera-Ohm feedback resistors improve signal-to-noise ratios two to three fold
  • Up to 10 current amplifiers with independent gains can be installed simultaneously
  • Software control of the amplifier/Faraday cup connections allows amplifier configuration to be configured to the needs of each experiment and its required precision
  • Available retarding potential quadrupole (RPQ) lenses improve abundance sensitivity by one order of magnitude to <500 ppb
  • Multi-ion counting (MIC) arrays of discrete-dynode electron multipliers provide ultimate detection efficiency for small sample amounts
  • Up to eight discrete dynode electron multipliers can be installed at one time
Sophisticated Software Control
  • Software allows a fully automated plasma-ignition sequence
  • Cup configuration editor is used to define cup configurations
  • Method editor enables the user to set up measurement procedures, including static, multidynamic, and fast single-collector peak jumping strategies
  • On-line and off-line data evaluation packages are available, including statistical capabilities and display of the results in spreadsheet or graphical form
  • Users have access to all raw data and can monitor the results online during the analysis. The software allows data to be evaluated and flexibly exported; ideal for laser ablation applications.
  • Sequence editor provides automatic, unattended acquisition and evaluation of samples including sample/standard bracketing and blank subtraction
  • Triggering of, or triggering from coupled devices, e.g. from a laser system, is fully supported
  • Automated report generation of analytical results is included
  • Scripting based on the C programming language allows modification of supplied procedures.
  • For GC and HPLC applications, additional software package dedicated to the evaluation of transient signals are available

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