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Benefits for High-Resolution IONICON PTR-TOF for Food & Flavor Science

Analysis of Complex Flavors in Real-Time with Ultra-Low Detection Limits

For many years PTR-MS instruments are considered a gold-standard in many applications when it gets to the quantitative online analysis of very low concentrated VOCs without sample preparation. Among the early adopters of this unique technology that was commercialized by our company back in 1998, were researchers interested in aroma release monitoring and the direct analysis of flavors in real-time while consumers were enjoying the products. This lead to an early breakthrough of PTR-MS in food & flavor science.

Application note: Analysis of Complex Flavors with PTR-TOF 6000 X2

Now more and more PTR-MS instruments based on time-of-flight mass spectrometers are used by our customers who benefit from the high-resolution and sensitivity as well as a real sub-pptv detection limit that e.g. our current flagship model PTR-TOF 6000 X2 offers.
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What you ever wanted to know about PTR-MS: new on-demand webinar

Watch: Introduction to PTR-MS – VOC Analyzers – Applications – Demo

A good 15 minutes of your valuable time make this a worthwhile and entertaining experience, moderated by our applied science team. Philipp and Simone will introduce you to PTR-MS, present the advantages of time-of-flight mass spectrometry, show our products and some applications. They will also take you to our lab where we demonstrate the benefits of highly sensitive real-time VOC analysis at two real application showcases.

We hope you enjoyed the webinar. We had fun creating it for you. Feel free to share.

Want to know more? Review our comprehensive PTR-MS documentation.

AMC-Monitor T-1000: all-in-one analyzer for the semiconductor industry

Real-time VOC monitoring in FOUP, fab and the clean-room environment

Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) is more and more taking center stage in today’s semiconductor manufacturing processes. In the past the focus was on filtering particles from the ambient air in the clean-room to reduce their negative impact on production yield. Using  expensive air filtration equipment and transport containers for wafers, FOUPs – short for Front Opening Unified Pod, this problem is largely under control. While particles are still important, the contamination concern has shifted towards low-concentrated volatile molecules. These trace gases can be undesirable for semiconductor manufacturing processes and are therefore defined as airborne molecular contamination (AMC).

IONICON AMC-Monitor T-1000

To monitor AMC directly at the photolithography tool-level and in the transport and storage environment, real-time analyzers with low online detection limits and versatile usage scenarios are needed.

 

To address current and future challenges within and around fabrication plants, we have developed the modular and flexible monitoring platform AMC-Monitor T-1000.

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Apply now: PhD program funded by IONICON and FEM

INTRANEF – More analytical performance for agroindustrial applications

Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and IONICON are funding a PhD program in Physics at the University of Milan on the improvement of the analytical performance of PTR-MS in agroindustrial applications. The project is called “INTRANEF” for INcreasing ThRoughput and ANalytical Efficency of direct injection mass spectrometry for agroindustrial applications.

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Download our ASMS 2017 innovation posters

CHARON PTR-TOF and new technologies for increased PTR-TOF performance

Our team was able to meet many of you at the ASMS meeting and our science presentations. Those of you who didn’t make it to the conference or our posters, are now able to pull a copy from our website.

See what’s coming up and get inspired from our innovations for trace organic detection.

Click the posters to download a copy:

ASMS 2017 poster: CHARON PTR-TOFMS for online aerosol monitoring

CHARON PTR-ToF-MS: a new method for real-time measurement and molecular-level characterization of submicron particulate organic matter

Soon this powerful add-on will become available as an upgrade exclusively for selected IONICON PTR-TOF instruments. Expect nothing less than a revolution of existing methods for on-line and real-time characterization of organic particulate matter: measure aerosols directly with your IONICON PTR-TOFMS! Read the rest of this entry »

IONICON innovations showcased at the 65th annual ASMS meeting 2017

Real-time analysis of aerosols with CHARON PTR-TOFMS and modular X2 technologies for PTR-TOF performance enhancement

At the beginning of June it’ll be time to gather for the 65th annual ASMS conference on mass spectrometry and allied topics. IONICON R&D scientists will be there to present our most recent innovations and allow sneak-peeks on upcoming products.

Among the most important technologies is our modular “ION-BOOSTER” ion funnel in combination with our new hexapole ION-GUIDE. This “X2” set-up yields an incredible performance and allows the user to boost the IONICON PTR-TOF’s performance with push-button simplicity. Based on these achievements, the new high-resolution PTR-TOF 6000 X2 has just recently been launched as our new flagship PTR-TOF instrument for ultimate performance.

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Launching the revolutionary PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace VOC analyzer

Our next generation high-end PTR-TOFMS for real-time VOC monitoring

We proudly present our new premium PTR-TOF trace VOC analyzer. The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 outperforms all preceding systems and true to our mission as market leaders, it features utmost resolution, sensitivity and lowest real-time detection limit, in a robust, transportable platform that is smaller, lighter and even more affordable than our former flagship product. This results in an impressing mass resolution of over 6000 m/Δm and a sensitivity more than 1000 cps/ppbv with a low detection limit of below 1 pptv.

New PTR-TOF 6000 X2: incl. hexapole ION-GUIDE & ION-BOOSTER funnel

The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 is the first instrument in IONICON’s portfolio based on the new high-resolution release of the “ioniTOF” platform and our PTR technology in combination with the new “X2” features. X2 comprises the latest generation of performance tools incl. the ION-BOOSTER funnel as well as the hexapole ION-GUIDE for the ultimate PTR-TOFMS experience.

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