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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:

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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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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Ruggedized and Airworthy PTR-TOF 4000

Custom-built by IONICON engineers for the University of Montana

One of the special skills we are known for is to custom-build PTR-TOFMS and ioniTOF systems for research and industrial applications. Our engineering team is eager to work out special solutions and by now we have a solid track record for more than two dozen tailor-made analytical instruments that are fully customized.

IONICON engineers with “their” instrument before we shipped it to the University of Montana

Each one is unique and purpose-built to withstand G-forces, shocks, varying pressure levels and temperatures that you and I wouldn’t like to experience. Often also size and weight matters and our team has to make the instrument fit into spaces where a normal analyzer is too large or heavy. (more…)

CHARON particle inlet for PTR-TOFMS wins 2017 innovation award

Recognized as an outstanding innovation by “The Analytical Scientist”

Our team is honored by “The Analytical Scientist” magazine’s expert jury for the new CHARON-PTR-TOFMS only a few weeks after the product launch.

CHARON, the revolutionary new inlet for IONICON PTR-TOFMS series instruments enables measuring aerosols directly with the most versatile, reliable and proven technology for real-time VOC analysis available on the market: PTR-MS.

Read the article on The Analytical Scientist and learn why the jury chose CHARON-PTR-TOFMS for awarding a “TASIA”.

Visit the CHARON product website for more details.

CHARON Real-Time Aerosol Inlet System for PTR-TOFMS

Direct Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheric Particulate Organic Matter

An international team of researchers from the University of Innsbruck (Austria), the IRCELYON in Lyon (France) and the University of Oslo (Norway) recently studied the application of the new CHARON Particle Inlet to directly sample and analyze the chemical composition of atmospheric sub-µm particulate organic matter (POM) by PTR-TOFMS.

CHARON PTR-TOF 6000 X2 with two inlets in parallel for real-time VOC and particle analysis

By conducting laboratory based measurements of pure aerosolized substances the team could demonstrate the quantitative response of CHARON PTR-TOFMS to a range of typical POM substances down to single-digit ng m-3 mass concentrations. This quantitative response combined with the low selectivity of PTR-MS led to a good agreement in the detection of total urban POM in comparison with other state-of-the-art aerosol instrumentation.  (more…)

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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