Our instruments include the following separation and ionization techniques and detectors.

Separation

Liquid chromatography (LC): reversed phase, normal phase, HILIC
Gas chromatography (GC)

Ionization sources

Electrospray ionization (ESI)
Nano-electrospray ionization (nano-ESI)
Atmospheric pressure chemical ionsization (APCI)
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI)
Electron impact ionization (EI)
Negative chemical ionization (NCI)

Detectors

Triple Quadrupole mass spectrometer
Orbitrap mass spectrometer
Quadrupole Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer coupled to an Ion Mobility spectrometer
Linear Ion Trap mass spectrometer

Photo: Jens Lasthein

 
The following examples show a small selection of possible sample matrices and analytes. They are intended to provide a flavor of the kind of measurements that can be performed on the facility’s instruments.

There are endless other applications!

Please contact us for any research question that may benefit from mass spectrometry analysis.

 

Available Systems


Orbitrap

    • Dionex UltiMate 3000 UHPLC coupled to Q-Exactive Quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer
    • Ionization using ESI or APCI


Synapt G2-S

    • Waters Aquity UPLC or MALDI coupled to a Waters Synapt G2-S Quadrupole-Time-of-Flight (QTOF) mass spectrometer coupled to a traveling wave Ion Mobility spectrometer
    • Ionization using ESI or nano-ESI or MALDI


XEVO TQ-S

    • Waters Aquity UPLC coupled to a Waters XEVO TQ-S triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
    • Ionization using ESI


Vantage TSQ

    • Thermo Accela 1250 HPLC coupled to a Thermo Vantage TSQ triple quadrupole mass spectrometer
    • Ionization using ESI


LTQ

    • Shimadzu LC-2040C 3D HPLC coupled to a Finnigan LTQ Linear Ion Trap mass spectrometer
    • Ionization using ESI

 

GC-MSMS

    • Varian 450 GC coupled to a Varian 320 Triple Quadrupole mass spectrometer
    • Ionization using EI or NCI