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Taking CHARON PTR-TOF to the Sky

At the Frontier of Airborne Research aboard NASA’s Flying Laboratory

Using the opportunity provided by NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) we gave wings to our newly developed CHARON aerosol inlet. In cooperation with the University of Oslo our team combined CHARON and a custom built PTR-TOF 4000 instrument.

“Business Class” for our airworthy CHARON PTR-TOF 4000, monitoring VOCs & aerosol in real-time.

Airworthiness requires withstanding of heavy G-forces, coping with pressure changes and most importantly being fail safe. Therefore unique modifications to CHARON have been made and thoroughly tested before getting airborne. Read the rest of this entry »

PTR-MS is not PTR-MS?!

IONICON-grade PTR-MS Quality: Important Ion Chemistry Dimensions

You’ve got used to expecting an IONICON-grade instrument when you see the abbreviation “PTR-MS“? After all, more than 350 IONICON PTR-MS instruments yielded hundreds of high-impact papers and allowed gaining insights in various science domains. But, what determines a real IONICON PTR-MS and how does it compare to other CIMS technologies that sometimes are also claimed to be “PTR-MS”?

Watch our webinar and learn more about the 4 quality dimensions that determine a real PTR-MS, a technology only available from IONICON:

20 Years the World’s Leading PTR-MS Company

Celebrating the “Gold Standard” for Real-Time Trace Gas Analysis

On July 14, 1998, our company was founded by a group of dedicated scientists and entrepreneurs. The aim was to make commercially available a technology that soon was to become the new benchmark for real-time monitoring of extremely low concentrated VOCs: PTR-MS.

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The new IONICON APi-TOF presented at EGU and ASMS 2018

Atmospheric Pressure Interface for the Modular ioniTOF Platform

The flexible and modular ioniTOF-MS platform for research & OEM

The ioniTOF is our modular and flexible, entry-level to high-resolution Time-of-Flight platform, featuring custom interfaces and high-performance IONICON hexapole ION-GUIDEs. All our renowned PTR-TOFMS series products are exclusively based on the ioniTOF. Now we took this concept one step further and developed an Atmospheric Pressure Interface for the ioniTOF.

The “ioni” APi-TOF presented at our EGU 2018 booth

We presented our new “ioni”APi-TOF, which has already been field-tested during the last CLOUD campaign experiments at CERN, at the EGU assembly in Vienna and just a couple of days ago also at the ASMS annual conference in San Diego.

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Virtual visit to the IONICON headquarters in Innsbruck

A short video taken at the Austrian science open-house night 2018

Did you ever wonder how it looks like in our offices, our instrument assembling center or what we can do for you in our applications lab?

If you never made it to visiting us but always wanted to, then this short video is exactly for you:

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analytica 2018 with a new visitor-record and an award for IONICON

Laborpraxis application award 2018 goes to CHARON for PTR-TOFMS

Last week the 26th analytica trade show and conference attracted some 35,800 international visitors to Munich, breaking all previous attendance records.

IONICON analytica 2018 booth

Exactly 50 years after analytica was launched, the anniversary event was again a perfect stage for IONICON to show-case our latest innovations, especially since this year we also have an anniversary: we will soon celebrate 20 years IONICON!

IONICON PTR-TOF 6000 X2 with CHARON – and LABORPRAXIS application award trophy

analytica 2018 held yet another very positive surprise for us. On Tuesday, in the evening of the first bustling show day, we were invited for an award ceremony of the LABORPRAXIS application awards 2018. We knew that we were shortlisted together with our colleagues from Pfeiffer Vacuum and Thermo Fisher Scientific for the category of water- and environmental analytics, but that we would be leaving the party as winner we would’t have ever dreamed of.  Read the rest of this entry »

Watch now: CHARON PTR-TOFMS on-demand webinar Part 1

The award-winning technology for real-time aerosol analysis

We just finished the first on-demand webinar on the CHARON PTR-TOFMS technology and are glad to share it with you.

Learn more about the method and performance of CHARON PTR-TOFMS which detects the most abundant range of atmospheric organic carbon compared to other analyzers or inlet systems on the market.

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