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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Make pioneering discoveries in geosciences, environmental and nuclear sciences, metallomics, and beyond.

Qtegra ISDS Software for Gas IRMS

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 MC-ICP-MS, gas IRMS instruments, high resolution IRMS, and noble gas mass spectrometers. 

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Neoma MS/MS MC-ICP-MS game
Can you get the highest score?

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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IsoFootprint: Paving the way to sustainable isotope analysis

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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