Tradeshow
Jan 17, 2022 - Jan 22, 2022
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Tennis & Golf Resort, Tucson, Arizona
Winter Plasma Conference

Visit us at Booths 20, 21 & 22 to learn about our complete portfolio of powerful, high-performance, easy-to-use solutions for routine and research trace elemental and isotopic analysis. Our products, services, and applications expertise can enhance your lab productivity and give you high confidence in your results.

The Development of MS/MS for Multi-collector ICP-MS

Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: Darren Tollstrup, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Collision/reaction cell (CRC) technology enables the separation of elements from their isobaric interferences. This technology has been successfully demonstrated for simple systems, i.e., where there are a limited number of different elements entering the CRC. However, for laser ablation analyses, where a whole host of different elements are fed into the mass spectrometer, the chemistry within the CRC becomes chaotic and unpredictable.

Pre-cell mass filtering known as MS/MS is a novel technology that has been developed by Thermo Fisher Scientific for MC-ICP-MS. This technology limits the number of elements entering the CRC, creating predictable reaction chemistry in the CRC and successfully removing isobaric interferences.

Join us for this lunch time seminar to learn more about the development of MS/MS for MC-ICP-MS and how Thermo Scientific Neoma MC-ICP-MS/MS can transform your science.

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Simplify to Amplify: Tips, Tricks, and Innovations that Simplify Yet Overcome Challenging Sample Analysis by ICP-OES

Wednesday, January 19 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: John Schmelzel and Jeff Gross

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is the technique of choice across industry for the multi-element analysis of the most challenging samples. Innovations in instrument hardware and software have enhanced robustness, performance, and productivity. However, achieving accurate results is a different story with systematic errors picked up during preparation steps and physical and spectral interferences encountered during analysis.

In this event, have lunch on us and learn about tips and tricks to simplify your ICP-OES analysis. Our experts will discuss tips and tricks for sample and standard preparation and method optimization. Plus, get a closer look at the Thermo Scientific iCAP PRO ICP-OES and the Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) Software with demonstrations that highlight the latest innovations designed for powerful performance while addressing analytical challenges to deliver the right results, right on time.

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Five Ways to Streamline Your ICP-MS Workflow to Boost Productivity While Ensuring Data Quality

Thursday, January 20 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: Mike Mourgas and Marshall Allin

Stringent environmental regulations, product quality and safety, brand protection, and research are some of the drivers for ultra-trace elemental analysis. With its high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, ICP-MS has become one of the most important techniques in industry. However, the benefit of high sensitivity presents challenges for the analytical workflow as extra precautions must be taken to avoid inaccurate results. Furthermore, advanced spectral interferences must be resolved to obtain a true assessment of the toxicity of a product or environment.

In this event, grab a bite and interact with our experts as they discuss the ways to streamline the ICP-MS workflow and prevent analytical errors. Learn how triple quadrupole ICP- MS resolves advanced spectral interferences to ensure accurate results and get a closer look at the unique features of the Thermo Scientific iCAP TQ ICP-MS with a live demonstration. Finally, learn how triple quadrupole ICP-MS method development can be simplified using the Reaction Finder Method Development Assistant within the Qtegra ISDS Software.

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TypeInstrumentAuthorTitleDayTimeCode
OralNeoma MC-ICP-MSG. Craig, J. Roberts, N. S. Lloyd, C. Bouman and N. S. Lloyd, J. SchwietersTriple quad or triple magnet? MS/MS Option for the Neoma MC-ICP-MSWednesday4:00 p.m.WS101
Poster
iCAP TQ ICP-MSDaniel Kutscher, Simon Nelms, Sabrina AntonioComplete and comprehensive interference removal: Is there an alternative to triple quadrupole ICP-MS?  TP23
PosteriCAP PRO ICP-OESJianfeng Cui, Sabrina Antonio, Matthew CassapOvercoming interferences in challenging sample matrices using ICP-OES  TP25
PosteriCAP TQe ICP-MSSukanya Sengupta, Daniel Kutscher, Sabrina AntonioA novel ICP-MS method for sensitive, accurate and high-throughput analysis of baby food  THP02
PosteriCAP RQ ICP-MSDhinesh Asogan, Marcus Manecki, Sabrina AntonioBenefits of coupling a high-speed laser ablation system to Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)  WP29
PosteriCAP PRO ICP-MSSimon Nelms, Matthew CassapSensitive determination of impurities in lithium batteries using the Thermo Scientific iCAP PRO XP ICP-OES  TP06
Oral Mikhail BelovHigh-Resolution Bioimaging Mass SpectrometryMonday4:50 p.m.M06
Poster Laura BraccialiFast Washout Laser Ablation Coupled to Sector Field Mass Spectrometry: Challenges and Opportunities for LAICP- MS Single Collector Imaging  WP33

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Winter Conference Awards in Plasma Spectrochemistry, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Donald J. Douglas

Donald J. Douglas is the winner of the 2022 Winter Conference Lifetime Achievement Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. He was one of the pioneers of ICP-MS, recognized for understanding critical fundamental challenges of the new technology, and contributing fundamentally to its development as a wide-spread analytical tool. His seminal publications described the problems and solutions that included:

  • Molecular-beam-style sampling of the ICP (the now-ubiquitous sampler-skimmer)
  • Capacitive coupling leading to a “pinch” discharge, and the balanced load coil that elegantly supresses this
  • One of the first to study the use of collision and reaction cells with ICP-MS, and likely the first to consider specific ion-molecule reactions to resolve isobaric interferences

All current ICP-MS instruments embody technologies that were developed by Prof. Douglas, and the fundamentals of ion production and extraction that Don elucidated have been central to developments in the subsequent decades.

Donald J. Douglas is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his BSc from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) and his PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada). He took a postdoc at UC Berkely, then joined the National Research Council Canada. He was Principal Scientist at Sciex 1979-1995.  He became Professor at the University of British Columbia in 1995 and served for 20 years.


Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez

Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez is the winner of the 2022 Winter Conference Young Investigator Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. Dr. Bolea-Frerndandez is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). He obtained his Bachelor and Masters degrees from University of Zaragoza (Spain)  and his PhD at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2017. Since October 2017, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the “Atomic & Mass Spectrometry – A&MS” research unit at Ghent University led by Prof. Dr. Frank Vanhaecke.

Eduardo’s graduate work focussed on the development of effective methodologies using the new ICP-MS/MS technology, and won him the IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists. His recent work has focussed on single-event ICP-MS for studying engineered nanoparticles, single cells and microplastics.

The Development of MS/MS for Multi-collector ICP-MS

Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: Darren Tollstrup, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Collision/reaction cell (CRC) technology enables the separation of elements from their isobaric interferences. This technology has been successfully demonstrated for simple systems, i.e., where there are a limited number of different elements entering the CRC. However, for laser ablation analyses, where a whole host of different elements are fed into the mass spectrometer, the chemistry within the CRC becomes chaotic and unpredictable.

Pre-cell mass filtering known as MS/MS is a novel technology that has been developed by Thermo Fisher Scientific for MC-ICP-MS. This technology limits the number of elements entering the CRC, creating predictable reaction chemistry in the CRC and successfully removing isobaric interferences.

Join us for this lunch time seminar to learn more about the development of MS/MS for MC-ICP-MS and how Thermo Scientific Neoma MC-ICP-MS/MS can transform your science.

Add to calendar

Simplify to Amplify: Tips, Tricks, and Innovations that Simplify Yet Overcome Challenging Sample Analysis by ICP-OES

Wednesday, January 19 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: John Schmelzel and Jeff Gross

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) is the technique of choice across industry for the multi-element analysis of the most challenging samples. Innovations in instrument hardware and software have enhanced robustness, performance, and productivity. However, achieving accurate results is a different story with systematic errors picked up during preparation steps and physical and spectral interferences encountered during analysis.

In this event, have lunch on us and learn about tips and tricks to simplify your ICP-OES analysis. Our experts will discuss tips and tricks for sample and standard preparation and method optimization. Plus, get a closer look at the Thermo Scientific iCAP PRO ICP-OES and the Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) Software with demonstrations that highlight the latest innovations designed for powerful performance while addressing analytical challenges to deliver the right results, right on time.

Add to calendar

Five Ways to Streamline Your ICP-MS Workflow to Boost Productivity While Ensuring Data Quality

Thursday, January 20 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MST)
Location: Booth 20

Presenters: Mike Mourgas and Marshall Allin

Stringent environmental regulations, product quality and safety, brand protection, and research are some of the drivers for ultra-trace elemental analysis. With its high sensitivity and wide dynamic range, ICP-MS has become one of the most important techniques in industry. However, the benefit of high sensitivity presents challenges for the analytical workflow as extra precautions must be taken to avoid inaccurate results. Furthermore, advanced spectral interferences must be resolved to obtain a true assessment of the toxicity of a product or environment.

In this event, grab a bite and interact with our experts as they discuss the ways to streamline the ICP-MS workflow and prevent analytical errors. Learn how triple quadrupole ICP- MS resolves advanced spectral interferences to ensure accurate results and get a closer look at the unique features of the Thermo Scientific iCAP TQ ICP-MS with a live demonstration. Finally, learn how triple quadrupole ICP-MS method development can be simplified using the Reaction Finder Method Development Assistant within the Qtegra ISDS Software.

Add to calendar

TypeInstrumentAuthorTitleDayTimeCode
OralNeoma MC-ICP-MSG. Craig, J. Roberts, N. S. Lloyd, C. Bouman and N. S. Lloyd, J. SchwietersTriple quad or triple magnet? MS/MS Option for the Neoma MC-ICP-MSWednesday4:00 p.m.WS101
Poster
iCAP TQ ICP-MSDaniel Kutscher, Simon Nelms, Sabrina AntonioComplete and comprehensive interference removal: Is there an alternative to triple quadrupole ICP-MS?  TP23
PosteriCAP PRO ICP-OESJianfeng Cui, Sabrina Antonio, Matthew CassapOvercoming interferences in challenging sample matrices using ICP-OES  TP25
PosteriCAP TQe ICP-MSSukanya Sengupta, Daniel Kutscher, Sabrina AntonioA novel ICP-MS method for sensitive, accurate and high-throughput analysis of baby food  THP02
PosteriCAP RQ ICP-MSDhinesh Asogan, Marcus Manecki, Sabrina AntonioBenefits of coupling a high-speed laser ablation system to Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)  WP29
PosteriCAP PRO ICP-MSSimon Nelms, Matthew CassapSensitive determination of impurities in lithium batteries using the Thermo Scientific iCAP PRO XP ICP-OES  TP06
Oral Mikhail BelovHigh-Resolution Bioimaging Mass SpectrometryMonday4:50 p.m.M06
Poster Laura BraccialiFast Washout Laser Ablation Coupled to Sector Field Mass Spectrometry: Challenges and Opportunities for LAICP- MS Single Collector Imaging  WP33

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Winter Conference Awards in Plasma Spectrochemistry, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Donald J. Douglas

Donald J. Douglas is the winner of the 2022 Winter Conference Lifetime Achievement Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. He was one of the pioneers of ICP-MS, recognized for understanding critical fundamental challenges of the new technology, and contributing fundamentally to its development as a wide-spread analytical tool. His seminal publications described the problems and solutions that included:

  • Molecular-beam-style sampling of the ICP (the now-ubiquitous sampler-skimmer)
  • Capacitive coupling leading to a “pinch” discharge, and the balanced load coil that elegantly supresses this
  • One of the first to study the use of collision and reaction cells with ICP-MS, and likely the first to consider specific ion-molecule reactions to resolve isobaric interferences

All current ICP-MS instruments embody technologies that were developed by Prof. Douglas, and the fundamentals of ion production and extraction that Don elucidated have been central to developments in the subsequent decades.

Donald J. Douglas is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia. He obtained his BSc from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) and his PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada). He took a postdoc at UC Berkely, then joined the National Research Council Canada. He was Principal Scientist at Sciex 1979-1995.  He became Professor at the University of British Columbia in 1995 and served for 20 years.


Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez

Eduardo Bolea-Fernandez is the winner of the 2022 Winter Conference Young Investigator Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry. Dr. Bolea-Frerndandez is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). He obtained his Bachelor and Masters degrees from University of Zaragoza (Spain)  and his PhD at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2017. Since October 2017, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the “Atomic & Mass Spectrometry – A&MS” research unit at Ghent University led by Prof. Dr. Frank Vanhaecke.

Eduardo’s graduate work focussed on the development of effective methodologies using the new ICP-MS/MS technology, and won him the IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists. His recent work has focussed on single-event ICP-MS for studying engineered nanoparticles, single cells and microplastics.