Mass Spectrometry

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Analytical Instruments

Our highly sensitive and accurate detectors are used in laboratories worldwide to detect both positive and negative ions. As the market leader in mass spectrometry, Photonis designs and manufactures highly specialized detection and ion transport solutions for nearly half of the world’s mass spectrometers. In addition to supplying the OEMs with our detectors, Photonis provides replacements parts for hundreds of analytical instruments.

Photonis offers custom design and manufacture capabilities to provide superior detectors which ensure the most efficient and accurate analysis for any instrument. Our detectors are custom engineered for nearly half of the world’s mass spectrometers. Whether you need a detector with superior sensitivity, a wider range of spatial or temporal resolution, or the ability to detect both positive and negative ions, Photonis has the product to meet your needs. Additionally, Photonis offers a wide range of patented ion transport solutions that can increase ion throughput up to 1000x when compared to traditional solutions.

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time of flight

Time of Flight MS

Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry is a technique used to determine the ion composition based on its mass to charge ratio. Photonis manufactures a variety of detectors for TOF instruments which provide superior temporal resolution and increase sensitivity.

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Gas Liquid Chromatography MS

Gas/Liquid Chromatography MS

Liquid and Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometers (LC/GC MS) are used for various types of testing including drug testing, environmental analysis, and molecular biology.

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ICP-MS

Ion Trap MS

Ion trap mass spectrometry uses magnetic or electric fields to capture charged particles. Photonis manufactures the detectors which help to increase sample throughput and provide the most accurate analysis available.

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Residual Gas Analysis

MALDI TOF

Matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a mass spectrometry technique using a soft ionization process to analyze samples which may otherwise be fragmented.

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Analytical Instruments

Single & Triple Quad MS

Whether you have a single quadrupole MS or triple-quad, Photonis can provide the exact detector for your needs.

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Magnetic-Sector-MS

Magnetic Sector MS

Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometry is when a magentic field is applied perpendicular to the direction of the accelerated Ions, allowing ions to be separated by both mass and kinetic energy.  Our products support single or double focusing instruments and both forward and reverse geometries.

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ICP-MS

ICP-MS

Inductively coupled mass spectrometry is used to detect metals as well as non-metals in a sample. Through the process of ionizing the sample with inductively coupled plasma and then using a mass spectrometer, you will be able accurately and efficiently identify more ions.

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UV Corona High Voltage Inspection

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Ion mobility spectrometry is an analytical technique used to separate and identify ionized molecules in the gas phase based on their mobility in a carrier buffer gas. The detectors used in these instruments help to increase detection efficiency and provide a greater sample size for analysis.

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OEM Partnership

OEM Partnership

Photonis offers a full range of replacement electron multipliers, microchannel plates and ion detectors for mass spectrometers, FIB, SEM, SIMS and residual gas analyzers.

Resource center

Are you looking for a specification sheet or paper? Documents like these and more are available in the Photonis Resource Center. 

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