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7900 ICP-MS

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​Highest single quad performance combined with the flexibility to handle more demanding applications

The Agilent 7900 ICP-MS is a flexible single quadrupole ICP mass spec instrument that provides the industry’s best matrix tolerance, most effective helium collision mode, lowest detection limits, and widest dynamic range. As a result, you can be confident you are reporting accurate data every time, even at trace levels, whatever your sample types.

System Description

The 7900 ICP Mass Spec provides the highest performance for demanding commercial and industrial applications, with the high sensitivity and fast acquisition of transient signals – necessary for analysis of single nanoparticles (spICP-MS), single cells, and for laser ablation. In addition, having the flexibility needed for research and advanced analysis, such as speciation, is sure to give you the edge over the competition.

  • ● The industry’s most robust (low CeO/Ce) plasma delivers unprecedented matrix tolerance

  • ● Ultra High Matrix Introduction (UHMI) technology enables you to run samples with 25% total dissolved solids (TDS)

  • ● Helium (He) cell gas mode improves accuracy by providing reliable control of polyatomic interferences

  • ● Off-axis lens provides high sensitivity and low detection limits across the mass range

  • ● Wide dynamic range detector allows you to measure majors and trace in one run

  • ● Fast integration (0.1 ms dwell time) supports analysis of fast transient signals such as single nanoparticles (spICP-MS)

  • ● ICP-MS MassHunter Method Wizard builds your methods automatically

  • ● Flexible configuration easily connects to optional accessories and peripherals for advanced applications

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How it works

ICP-MS is an analytical technique used to measure the concentration of metals and other elements. Samples are usually introduced as liquids, but ICP-MS can also be used to measure elements in solid materials and gases. ICP-MS consists of a high temperature ion source (the plasma), a mass spectrometer (usually a quadrupole mass filter), and a detector. The plasma is at atmospheric pressure and the spectrometer and detector are in a vacuum chamber, so an ICP-MS instrument also needs an interface and ion lens to transfer the ions through the system.

A liquid sample is pumped through a nebulizer to form an aerosol that is carried in a gas stream to the plasma. The plasma is a high temperature electrical discharge which vaporizes the sample material and then atomizes and ionizes the elements. The ions pass through an interface into a vacuum chamber, where they are separated from photons, neutral particles, and interfering ions using an ion lens and a collision/reaction cell (CRC). The analyte ions are then sorted by the quadrupole mass filter and each mass is passed to the detector to be counted.

ICP-MS is used for multielement analysis in practically all industries from food safety, environmental monitoring, and pharmaceutical testing, to semiconductor manufacturing, geochemical analysis, and life science research. ICP-MS measures each sample in around 3 minutes, so it is particularly beneficial in high-throughput laboratories. ICP-MS can quantify nearly every element (and measure isotopic composition) at concentrations from parts per trillion to percent and it can also be connected to a chromatographic system for speciation analysis.