Thanks to funding made available through the Office of VP Research at UBCO we have been able to make a significant investment in new instrumentation in the form of a triple quadrupole ICP-MS (Agilent 8900). This new instrument replaces our ageing and somewhat beleaguered single quadrupole ICP-MS and offers some exciting new research possibilities through utilization of tandem mass spec (ms/ms) capabilities.
Dr Mathieu Soret expresses his excitement as the QQQ-ICP-MS is unboxed (left) and the Agilent 8900 set up in the ICP-MS lab.
This new 2nd generation 8900 ICP-QQQ offers a range of configurations to cover applications from routine analysis to advanced research and high performance materials analysis. Some advantages of the QQQ system include:
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