Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, announces that its informative webinar, entitled "Magnet or Cell: Fundamentals of High Mass Resolution and Collision/Reaction Cells and How They Cope with Challenging Matrices", is now available to viewing on-demand. The comprehensive webinar discusses the capabilities of inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and how to overcome the challenges of spectral interferences.
This complimentary webinar provides an educational overview of ICP-MS, followed by a discussion on the principles and advantages of overcoming spectral interferences using high mass resolution and collision/reaction cells. Presenters give an objective comparison of these spectral removal strategies for challenging matrices using the Thermo Scientific XSERIES 2 quadrupole ICP-MS and the Thermo Scientific ELEMENT2 magnetic sector field ICP-MS analyzers.
Traditionally, ICP-MS is the preferred technique in routine environmental laboratories due to its wide elemental coverage, high sensitivity and speed of analysis. In addition to its ability to determine elemental concentrations, the technique also offers high precision isotope ratio determination and, if coupled to a separation device, it can also provide important species information. There are limitations associated with ICP-MS however, including spectroscopic interferences that can jeopardize the accuracy of results. Among other things, the webinar discusses how to overcome the problem of spectroscopic interferences by coupling ICP-MS with a magnetic sector field analyzer or collision/reaction cell (CRC) technology.
With high resolution ICP-MS the analyte is separated from any spectral interference by identifying the mass difference between the two. The Thermo Scientific ELEMENT2 is the leading high mass resolution ICP-SFMS delivering inference free analysis and high data quality. The XSERIES 2 features advanced H2/He collision cell technology, licensed from Battelle, which provides uncompromised multielement analysis for all elements including Ca, Fe, As, and Se. The ease-of-use and practical design of the XSERIES 2 coupled to a CRC allows laboratory users to achieve their analytical objectives faster, with greater confidence and with less "hands-on" time from the operator.
The webinar is hosted by Dr Meike Hamester, ICP-MS product manager and Dr Shona McSheehy, ICP-MS application specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Prof. Ilia Rodushkin, from ALS Scandinavia.
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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. The Thermo Scientific brand represents a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.
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