What is MC-ICP-MS?

A multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) combines the advantages of superior ionization of an inductively coupled plasma source and the precise measurements of a magnetic sector multicollector mass spectrometer. It is an extremely powerful technique for high precision isotope ratio analysis of liquid and solid samples in the fields of geosciences, nuclear safeguards, environmental sciences, and metallomics.

Building on the strength of our multicollector technology, the Thermo Scientific Neoma MC-ICP-MS delivers all the advantages of high-precision isotope ratio analysis, but none of the limitations. Extract information from even the smallest samples with high sensitivity, low noise, and flexibility to switch between multiple applications quickly and easily. New software offers time-saving benefits to take productivity sky high. The Neoma MC-ICP-MS delivers on performance with market-leading sensitivity, isotope ratio precision, and accuracy.

For those isotope systems where high resolution is not enough, the Thermo Scientific Neoma MS/MS Multicollector ICP-MS provides the solution. Utilizing a unique pre-cell mass filter in combination with a dedicated collision/reaction cell, the system enables separation of isobaric interferences and matrix elements before isotope ratio analysis. The Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS filters out the noise to give you world-class isotope ratio data with stunning clarity.

Webinar: Eliminate interferences and expand your isotopic research

Learn more about the development of the unique technology of the Thermo Scientific Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS from our product specialists.

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Neoma Multicollector ICP-MS

Perform routine isotope analysis or explore novel isotopes in unknown materials using the Neoma Multicollector ICP-MS (MC-ICP-MS). This ICP-MS system builds on our multicollector technology to deliver all the advantages of high-precision isotope ratio analysis, with none of the limitations.

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Neoma MS/MS Multicollector ICP-MS

The Neoma MC-ICP-MS comes with the upgrade pathway to Thermo Scientific Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS, the first dedicated collision/reaction cell MC-ICP-MS with unique pre-cell mass filtering technology. Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS separates out isobaric interferences, opening up new avenues in the field of laser ablation MC-ICP-MS and beyond.

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Retarding Potential Quadrupole (RPQ)

For improved abundance sensitivity enabling accurate quantification of minor isotopes

The RPQ improves abundance sensitivity by an order of magnitude. The Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS, equipped with RPQ, shows even a 100 fold improvement.

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Multi Ion Counting (MIC)

Simultaneous detection of the lowest abundance ion beams

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.

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Qtegra ISDS Software for Gas IRMS

Minimize training, automate workflows, simplify your experience, and improve efficiency with the innovative Thermo Scientific Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) Software. This shared software approach provides control and data processing for a range of elemental and isotopic analysis technologies. With Qtegra ISDS Software you can:

  • Automatically align and adjust detectors
  • Integrate seamlessly with third party desolvators, lasers and chromatography systems
  • Perform time-resolved data acquisition and analysis within the software
  • Easily optimize the pre-cell mass filter parameters with software recommendations
  • Perform instrument tuning and monitor tuning history for every isotope system
  • Customize your reference material and standards database
  • "Get Ready" in one-click with automatic start-up routines and performance checks
  • Follow simple, dynamic workflows to create methods and analyze data

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Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS game
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Play our simulation game to learn about a unique pre-cell mass filtering technology and dedicated collision/reaction cell to separate out isobaric interferences. Have a go at Rb-Sr, Ca, K, Fe, Pb or interference-free Ti isotope analysis.

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