Introducing Plasma 3


Plasma 3 is a third generation Multi Collector ICP Mass Spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS), designed to provide the best possible precision and accuracy for simultaneous isotopic ion detection. The instrument retains the unique, patented, variable dispersion Zoom lens enabling the simultaneous measurement of the isotopes of elements from lithium to the actinide series on its static collector array of sixteen Faraday detectors and up to six ion-counting detectors. Ground potential analyser operation provides ease of use and maintenance with excellent reliability. While continuing to provide the highest precision, accuracy and flexibility that previous generations are renowned for, Plasma 3 adds new refinements and innovations to maintain its position as the instrument of choice for Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Nuclear Research, Archaeology, Forensics, Biochemistry and Biomedical Science.

All new ICP source

The ICP source has been designed and engineered to be robust while ensuring maximum stability and reliability during operation. This unique design of ICP source gives the user unrestricted access to the interface area to facilitate ease of use and maintenance

Multiple Daly Detectors

Multiple Daly detectors can be substituted for SEM detectors on Plasma 3; up to three on the standard instrument. A full Daly collector system is also available on the ‘D’ variant of the instrument for the ultimate in ion counting performance. This can include up to six Daly Detectors in addition to the sixteen Faraday cups.

Enhanced Abundance Transfer Optics (EATO)

For the more demanding actinide applications an additional lens element EATO (patent pending) has been designed, easily installed by users without the need to vent the analyser. This device is inserted in to the transfer chamber and provides significant improvement to the abundance sensitivity without compromising transmission or mass bias stability.

Key Features

Double focussing high precision isotopic measurement mass spectrometer
Enhanced Sensitivity Interface as standard
EATO – Enhanced Abundance Transfer Optics (patent pending)
Robust third generation RF generator with “Frequency Tuning”
All new, innovative torch box design allowing easy connection of a wide range of sample introduction devices
Fully Dry Pumped configuration available
Up to six ion-counting detectors (with SEM / Daly options)
High resolution and pseudo high resolution capabilities
High abundance deceleration filters available for improved abundance sensitivity
Sixteen large dynamic range Faraday detectors, with optional software switchable resistor amplifiers