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PTR-TOF Training at Its Best – “hands-on” PTR-MS 2019 Events Review

Close to 50 users gathered in Innsbruck for the 2019 PTR-TOF training

We reached out to the steadily growing base of IONICON instrument users in fall 2018, announcing the 2019 “hands-on” PTR-MS training course and the 3rd IONICON User-Day.

The response was overwhelming and after receiving close to 50 applications, we had to close the registration process in order to make sure all our international guests could benefit from the strictly limited hands-on workshop availability. In the meantime, IONICON experts spent countless hours preparing for the training workshops to be conducted in small groups at the beginning of February 2019, in Innsbruck – hometown of PTR-MS.

IONICON CEO Lukas Märk introducing Prof. Armin Wisthaler and welcoming all hands-on participants to the 2019 training events

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hands-on PTR-MS 2016 and the 2nd IONICON User-Day – a review

Attendance at an all-time high for the two major PTR-MS community events

hands-on-PTR-MS_logo2016In the second week of February 2016, the comprehensive PTR-MS learning & training event “hands-on PTR-MS” attracted nearly 50 participants from all over the world. We were unable to accept all applications due to our strict policy for small training group size in the workshops, our customers could choose from. Nevertheless, we are glad that we could attract and accommodate a record-breaking number of attendees to our PTR-MS events 2016.

Users at all levels, from beginners to experts, working at different PTR-MS instruments gathered at the “home of PTR-MS”, IONICON’s hometown Innsbruck, Austria for an intensive two-days seminar. A combination of lectures and “hands-on” program was provided where an interaction with the IONICON team and among PTR-MS users was facilitated, covering various highly relevant topics. (more…)

New PTR-MS VIEWER 3.1 post processing software released

The powerful solution for data analysis – for all IONICON PTR-MS instruments.

It was on your wishlist: 3.1 is a lot faster, coming with improved usability and stability compared to version 3.0. Of course it remains free of charge for all IONICON customers.

Features include:

  • Mass calibration of TOF spectra.
  • Calculation of time courses from TOF spectra by simple integration or multi-peak-fitting.
  • Tool for identification of compounds using isotope patterns.
  • Batch processing of a large number of files (Individual files and spectra can be merged for easier post processing in external tools).
  • 3D-visualization of time courses of mass spectra.
  • Tool for determining the instrument transmission curve (calibration gas needed).
  • Export of spectra and time traces to different file formats.

This and more software is available from our secure IONICON customer area (login required – forgot your credentials? Click here!).

We look forward to your feedback and wish you a Merry XMAS!

Community based and commercial third party PTR-TOFMS software packages

“PTR-TOF Data Analyzer”, “Tofware” and “Auto-Thuner”

We as instrument manufacturer invest substantial resources in the software of our systems, but also the community and our suppliers have been actively developing dedicated software packages. We’re glad that this variety of data processing but also tuning solutions is now available to our customers.

I would like to give PTR-TOF-MS instrument users a brief overview of selected third party software packages for IONICON PTR-TOF 8000 and PTR-TOF 2000 instruments:

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First IONICON PTR-MS User Day – 6th International PTR-MS Conference

In connection to the 6th International PTR-MS Conference the very first PTR-MS user day took place…

At the beginning of February we invited interested PTR-MS users to a very special community day before the 6th International PTR-MS Conference at the University Centre, Obergurgl, Austria. The IONICON team and 5 selected PTR-MS experts covering various fields of expertise and experiences held the very first IONICON PTR-MS User Day attracting more than 30 attendees.

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hands-on PTR-MS 2013 – celebrating 15 years of PTR-MS community

The 6th IONICON hands-on PTR-MS training seminar attracted more participants than ever to Innsbruck. An extraordinary program awaited PTR-MS users from all over the world.

With these impressions we would like to thank you for joining us and making hands-on PTR-MS 2013 a very pleasant and successful event!

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hands-on PTR-MS 2011 – a huge success

The 5th hands-on PTR-MS, the IONICON PTR-MS training course, took place this week in Innsbruck, Austria

The anniversary edition of hands-on PTR-MS attracted 36 participants from all over the world and an exciting program awaited the PTR-MS users from 23 to 26 January.

Since the first IONICON PTR-MS training seminar was held in 2003 we were able to attract more and more attendees and provide a very attractive program adapted to the needs of our customers. This year every single participant had the opportunity to pick among a selection of proposed workshops and by this was able to design an individual training schedule.

On Monday everybody was invited to refresh their background knowledge on the principles of PTR-MS in a  lecture covering vacuum technology, ion chemistry and analytical characterization of PTR-QMS and PTR-TOFMS, given by Armin Wisthaler from the university of Innsbruck. At the evening of the same day we invited to a social evening event at a very special location in order to celebrate the 5th edition of hands-on PTR-MS. This was an excellent opportunity for exchanging experiences, connect and to network in a relaxed atmosphere.

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