Glass Tubes and Arrays

Glass Tubes and Arrays
Glass Tubes and Arrays
Glass Tubes and Arrays

PHOTONIS has unparalleled expertise in glass manufacturing for scientific applications.  In addition to our patented detectors, PHOTONIS offers a number of glass-based products for facilitating sampling and other specialty applications.  These products can be used in mass spectrometry, analytical instrumentation, drug research, proteomic and genomic research and even high speed printing.


PHOTONIS’ on site glass plant allows us to carefully control the manufacturing process in order to produce the highest quality specialty glass. Many of our glass composites are patented to ensure that PHOTONIS will always be able to provide you with the best application glass products.



FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Capillary Inlet Tubes

Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) Analyzer

Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) Analyzer

The new PHOTONIS Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) Analyzer is an complete integrated assembly for simplified IMS analysis that features high resolving power (64-150) in a compact design. The unit combines PHOTONIS’ patented Resistive Glass products with a new robust ion gate technology to create an IMS analyzer which improves resolution and simplifies serviceability. This new IMS Analyzer is designed for bench-top standalone use or for simple integration with mass spectrometers.

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FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Capillary Inlet Tubes

FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Capillary Inlet Tubes

FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Capillary Inlet Tubes

FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass is a patented process that uses lead silicate to create a resistive layer at the surface. When such glass is used in Capillary Inlet Tubes, the surface acts as a semiconductor as the resistive properties create uniform electric fields. Resistive glass prevents ion collisions between other ions as well as the tube walls, reducing ion loss and boosting sample transfer efficiency.

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FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Ion Guides and Drift Tubes

FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Ion Guides and Drift Tubes

FieldMaster™ Resistive Glass Ion Guides and Drift Tubes

PHOTONIS FieldMaster™ Ion Guides and Drift Tubes are composed of a proprietary lead silicate glass that has been doped to produce a resistive surface. These tubes can be etched or be equipped with leads to optimize current flow. The resistivity can be varied over several orders of magnitude as the application requires.

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Glass Capillary Arrays

Glass Capillary Arrays

Glass Capillary Arrays

Glass Capillary Arrays consist of millions of precision glass capillary tubes fused together to produce a uniform and mechanically rigid structure. They can be used for sample filtration, collimation or as optical beam line splitters. PHOTONIS Glass Capillary Arrays have exceptional thermal and chemical stability, and can be manufactured to withstand temperatures in excess of 450°C for use in harsh environments.

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