Isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) is the study of natural and synthetic samples based on their isotope ratios. The isotope ratio of a material will vary depending on its source and origin as well as on processes that may occur during the lifetime of that material. While IRMS is widely used in Earth sciences to understand Earth’s geological history, it is also used in food authenticity, forensics, medical research, and antidoping testing.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of isotope ratio mass spectrometers. With more than 70 years of experience building cutting edge analytic instrumentation, frequent new innovations across the portfolio, and a commitment to a sustainable future, our isotope ratio mass spectrometers are the obvious choice for your analytical needs.
Measure isotopic signatures with extreme precision and sensitivity to provide unique insight into the history and origin of compounds.
Perform accurate and reliable quantitative multi-element analyses at trace levels, even without sample preparation.
Obtain high precision isotopic information from metal element systems with thermal ionization mass spectrometry.
Select from our portfolio of noble gas mass spectrometers to obtain reliable analytical results in the fields of geochronology, dating, and thermochronology.
Open new dimensions in isotope ratio analysis with Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris Isotope Solutions. Preserve intramolecular isotopic information throughout the analysis and determine previously inaccessible isotopologues by the combination of soft electrospray ionization (ESI) and high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) sensitivity.
The RPQ improves abundance sensitivity by an order of magnitude and acts as a high selectivity energy filter for ions with disturbed energy or angle. Both our MC-ICP-MS and TIMS can be configured with two RPQ lenses.
Limited sample size? Equipped with 1013 ohm amplifiers, our spectrometers enable faster response times and extremely low noise/signal characteristics.
Neoma MC-ICP-MS comes with the upgrade pathway to MS/MS MC-ICP-MS. This dedicated collision/reaction cell MC-ICP-MS, with unique pre-cell mass filtering technology, allows separation of isobaric interferences.
The Thermo Scientific Jet Interface, in combination with a desolvating nebulizer system, increases sensitivity by 10 to 20 times compared to standard wet plasma.
Hydrides present the most challenging interferences, which can affect high-precision isotope ratio measurements. The XHR option is optimized to resolve interferences introduced by hydrides and other compounds.
An instrument can be outfitted with different multi ion counting packages tailored for specific applications with flexibility to use combinations of ion counters and Faraday cups for sample amounts from the fg to μg level.
Automate your research by managing instrument control, data acquisition, data processing, and report generation from one easy software platform with Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS). Utilize this software with gas IRMS instruments, high resolution IRMS, and noble gas mass spectrometers.
Investigating authenticity and tracing for food integrity, environmental analysis, forensics, and petrochemistry.
Use isotopes to provide critical information about biological, chemical, and geological processes.
As global levels of atmospheric CO2 continue to increase, we need to be making positive steps forward to reduce our emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere. We are producing net zero inorganic mass spectrometry instruments, removing 100% of the CO2 emissions associated with our products and their supply chain through investment in high quality, durable carbon removal projects.
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