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NexION 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP Mass Spectrometer

R&D 100 Award winner NexION 5000 ICP-MS

The NexION® 5000 multi-quadrupole ICP-MS – the first in its category to boast four quads – is innovatively designed to meet and exceed the demanding requirements of ultra-trace elemental applications. It takes ICP-MS performance beyond traditional triple quad to deliver exceptionally low background equivalent concentrations (<1 ppt, even in hot plasma) and outstanding detection limits, key to ensuring accurate, repeatable results. Plus, the NexION 5000 provides superior interference removal, phenomenal stability and unmatched matrix tolerance.

In addition to boasting four quads, the NexION 5000 is also the proud recipient of three awards: Wiley Analytical Science Award, The Analytical Scientist Innovation Award, and R&D 100 Award.

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The multi-award-winning NexION 5000 ICP-MS is equipped with a host of new and proprietary technologies which together surpass traditional triple-quad capabilities and redefine your expectations:

  • Four quadrupoles:
    • First: Quadrupole Ion Deflector (Q0) directs ions to the entrance of the first mass filter
    • Second: Transmission Analyzer Quadrupole 1 (Q1, full-sized for <0.7 amu mass resolution), acts as a mass filter or as an ion guide to direct ions to the Quadrupole Universal Cell
    • Third: Quadrupole Universal Cell (Q2), empowered by dynamic bandpass tuning, prevents side reactions with residual gases in the cell
    • Fourth: Transmission Analyzer Quadrupole 2 (Q3, full-sized for <0.7 amu mass resolution), acts as a mass filter or as an ion guide to direct ions to the detector
  • Extended Dynamic Range (EDR) increases linear dynamic range to 1012, allowing to run both high and low concentration analytes in a single analytical run, resulting in fewer re-runs
  • Low maintenance for greater uptime:
    • Triple Cone Interface with patent-pending OmniRing combined with Quadrupole Ion Deflector deliver no maintenance beyond cones​, for continual operation and improved stability
    • 34 MHz free-running RF generator offers trouble-free user experience – the plasma is generated by the unique LumiCoil RF load coil, which is air cooled (does not require water or gas cooling), so maintenance-free, eliminating need to replace plasma load coils
  • External status lighting provides easy visibility of state of analysis, optimizing efficiencies
  • Syngistix for ICP-MS software (v. 3.0 or higher) brings together the power of the triple-quad ion optics with an user-friendly workflow in a contemporary user interface
  • Certified to be able to be upgraded to meet SEMI S2/S8 (emergency button) delivers ease of integration in clean room facilities


Depth 85.0 cm
Height 85.0 cm
Product Brand Name NexION
Weight 191.0 kg
Width 114.0 cm
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Application Brief

Determination of Heavy Metals in Cassava Flours Using NexION ICP-MS Following U.S. FDA EAM 4.7 Method

Cassava is a root vegetable and a major source of calories and carbohydrates in many countries around the globe. As one of the most important staple crops, its levels of harmful chemicals and pathogens are strictly controlled – these include organic chemicals and heavy metals. Metals, such as cad ...

Determination of Organotin in Tap Water by HPLC-ICP-MS in Accordance with Chinese Method HJ 1074-2019

Organotin compounds are widely used across industry and agriculture, resulting in widespread pollution of various environmental media, including potable water. Among these compounds are tributyltin (TBT), triphenyltin (TPT), dibutyltin (DBT), and diphenyltin (DPT), in the following order of persi ...

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PM10 and PM2.5 Air Pollution Monitoring and Source Apportionment in Asia Using the NexION ICP-MS

Concern about air pollution has been growing rapidly, with most of the focus on gaseous pollutants. Airborne particulates, especially small ones, are rapidly gaining attention due to their impact on human health, as smaller particles can be carried over long distances by wind and penetrate deep i ...

Rapid Ultra-Trace Analysis of Impurities in Ultrapure Water using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Since ultrapure water (UPW) is used throughout the semiconductor industry in a variety of applications, impurities need to be controlled as these will directly impact the quality and overall yield of semiconductor products. ICP-MS is often used to accurately quantify sub-ppt concentrations of imp ...

Ultra-Trace Determination of Non-Metallic Elements in Dilute Nitric Acid Using NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Nitric acid is widely used throughout the semiconductor and electronics industry. Various purity grades are required depending on the application and the intended use. For this reason, the semiconductor industry has required ever-lower detection of a broad range of impurities, including non-metal ...

Ultra-Trace Quantification of Non-Metals in Sulfuric Acid Solutions using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS under Different Cell Gas Conditions

As semiconductor manufacturing processes are being performed at increasing micro-levels, the demand for ICP-MS instrumentation capable of analyzing non-metallic elements at ultra-trace concentrations has grown. For these applications, the use of an ICP-MS system with a full-length resolving quadr ...


Application Note

Analysis of Blood Using NexION 5000 ICP-MS

For many years, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been the tool of choice for the trace analysis of elements like lead (Pb), arsenic (As), mercury (Hg), and copper (Cu) in bodily fluids such as urine, blood, serum and saliva, as well as in tissues.

Blood and serum ar ...

Analysis of Metallic Impurities in Organic Solvents Used in IC Fabrication with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

The most commonly used organic chemicals in integrated circuit (IC) fabrication are isopropyl alcohol (IPA), propylene glycol methyl ether acetate (PGMEA), propylene glycol methyl ether (PGME), and n-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP). These solvents can leave behind organic film residues with metallic and ...

Analysis of Metallic Impurities in Si Wafers Using Fully Automated VPD-ICP-MS

Silicon (Si) is the most used semiconductor and is a critical element for producing circuits found in everyday electronics. As more industries utilize semiconductor devices and Si wafers in electronic products and services, there is an increasing demand for Si wafers with minimal impurities due t ...

Analysis of Samples Rich in Rare Earth Elements Prepared by Lithium Borate Fusion on the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Rare earth elements (REEs) have many uses in the advanced technology and electronics that are utilized in automobiles, airplanes, camera lenses, medical devices, televisions, smartphones, and computers, to name a few. With the growing demand for REEs to support technological advancement, the sear ...

Analysis of Semiconductor-Grade Chemicals Using Automated Standard Addition System (ASAS)-ICP-MS

Semiconductor device fabrication utilizes a variety of chemicals, whose metallic impurity levels must remain at ultra-trace levels to ensure end product quality. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is one of the most sensitive techniques for metallic impurities testing and has b ...

Analysis of Semiconductor-Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Contaminants in chemicals used during manufacturing processes have a direct impact on product yield and reliability of semiconductor devices. Within the whole process of integrated circuit manufacturing, wafers are sent for repeated cleaning using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). S ...

Characterization of Ultrapure Water Using NexION 5000 ICP-MS

For decades, the semiconductor industry has been designing new devices that are smaller, faster and consume less power than their predecessors. To maintain this trend, the critical features of these devices must also become smaller and have fewer defects. The small diameter of a chip’s features r ...

Determination of Bromine in Ultra-High-Purity Copper using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Copper (Cu) is widely used due to its high electrical and thermal conductivity, strong corrosion resistance, excellent workability and moderate strength. It is one of the few metals used most commonly in its pure form, and ultra-pure copper specifically is the standard material used in the bondin ...

Determination of Impurities in Electronic-Grade Hydrochloric Acid with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

During the production of semiconductor devices, it is crucial to ensure that the silicon wafers are free of contaminants and impurities. The use of high-purity chemicals during the cleaning process is critical to the semiconductor product’s overall quality and performance. Therefore, it is essent ...

Determination of Impurities in Lithium Materials with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

The capability to identify the presence of impurities in lithium (Li) battery materials is critical for manufacturers and suppliers to ensure that the performance of the final battery is not compromised. Li salts used in battery production are generally extracted from brines and, subsequently, ha ...

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Determination of Rare Earth Impurities in High-Purity CeO2 with NexION 5000 ICP-MS per Chinese Method GB/T 18115.2-2020

With the development of optoelectronic communication technology, the demand for radio and television materials is increasing, especially that of high-purity rare earths. As such, rare earth elements (REEs) are often referred to as “industrial vitamins”. In these applications, the purity of the RE ...

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Direct Analysis of Metallic Impurities in Hydrochloric Gas Using Gas Exchange Device (GED) ICP-MS

In today’s fast-paced world, semiconductors have become indispensable. Demands for faster and smaller chips with higher integration and lower energy consumption are increasing. Potential sources of metallic contamination in semiconductor manufacturing processes are ubiquitous, thus it is critical ...

Direct Analysis of Trace Elements in Open-Ocean Seawater using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Due to high total dissolved solids (TDS), seawater is considered one of the most difficult matrices to analyze for the presence of heavy metals and other trace elements. Plus, trace elements in open-ocean seawater are even lower than in coastal areas, thus are more challenging to accurately measu ...

Direct Determination of Trace Rare Earth Impurities in High-Purity Europium Oxide using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Rare earth elements (REEs) exhibit many optical, electrical, and magnetic properties, and therefore play an irreplaceable role in high-tech photoelectromagnetic materials. At present, the widely used color TV phosphors, Ni-H batteries, high-performance magnetic materials, etc. are all examples of ...

Direct Determination of Trace Rare Earth Impurities in High-Purity Praseodymium Oxide with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Rare earth elements (REEs) are often referred to as "industrial vitamins", as they are used in a variety of traditional industrial fields as well as in new materials. A particularly important application of some REEs, for example high-purity praseodymium oxide (Pr6O11), is t ...

Direct Trace-Element Analysis in Cell Culture Media and Raw Materials with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Raw material preparation and formulation is a known source of elemental content and variation in cell culture media. Other sources of trace metal concentrations and variability include the leaching of trace metals from bioreactors, preparation vessels and storage containers. Quality control in ce ...

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Lead and Strontium Isotope Ratio Analysis Using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Isotope ratio measurements are used in many application fields, such as nuclear, geological, geochronological dating, clinical, and others. Depending on the industry, there is interest in measuring natural, depleted, or enriched isotope ratios and exact abundances of all isotopes for the element( ...

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Measurement of Impurities in High-Purity Copper Concentrate using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Most of the copper (Cu) concentrates produced globally contain some impurities, which can affect the price as copper concentrates containing high levels of impurities are not accepted by some smelters. To permit treatment and to maximize the value of a Cu concentrate, the levels of impurities in ...

Ultra-Trace Elemental Analysis in High-Purity Sulfuric Acid

The production of electronic devices is a complex process that requires the use of ultra-pure chemicals during the manufacturing steps. High-purity-grade sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is generally used for cleaning components and etching all metal and organic impurities on silicon w ...



Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS – Pushing Limits of Detection to the Next Decimal

As the limits of detection (LODs) for trace metal analysis are increasingly being pushed to the next decimal, a need exists to meet these new detection requirements without compromising accuracy or precision. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is often the technique of choice f ...

Sigma Analytical Services’ Journey as a Cannabis, Food, and Pharma Startup Laboratory

Newly regulated industries, such as cannabis, must deal with establishing standardized protocols with the prospect of regulations changing quickly and evolving as the industry expands.

When establishing Sigma Analytical Services Inc. in 2017, a new company in a newly regulated industry with ...

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Comprehensive and Compliant Solutions for Glass Analysis

It’s clear, glass has a variety of uses, from practical to technological to decorative. In particular, float glass is widely used in architecture, automotive, transportation, photovoltaic, and solar industries.

For glass testing labs around the world, we offer highly accurate and tailored ...

In-Depth Battery Component Testing

As the world moves to embrace renewable energy sources and reduce our global CO2 emissions, it will also be more dependent than ever on better battery technology, powering the demands of industries such as automotive, energy storage, and portable consumer goods like power tools, computers, and ph ...

NexION 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS - Interactive Brochure

In the fast-paced analytical world, accurate and reproducible results are essential to guaranteeing quality and ensuring safety. What many industries have in common is the need for trace-element analysis with superior interference removal, extremely low detection limits, and outstanding backgroun ...


Case Study

NutriControl and PerkinElmer Collaborate to Serve-up Agricultural and Nutritional Analyses

The science and art of creating and maintaining thriving agricultural ecosystems requires cultivating healthy soil, crops and livestock. The safety and efficacy of agricultural chemicals and their uptake into our food supply requires robust, reliable and effective analytical testing on agrochemic ...

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New Developments in Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS Technology for Challenging Applications

Laboratories conducting trace-elemental analyses require high-performance instrumentation capable of delivering accurate and reproducible results, even at low concentrations. Find out how recent developments in multi-quadrupole ICP-MS technology address these evolving needs.

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Palm Oil Analysis. Complete lab solutions from upstream to downstream

Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.



NexION 5000 ICP-MS – Innovation Recognized

Perfect for your most challenging applications, the cutting-edge, multi-award-winning NexION® 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS is the industry’s first and only four-quadrupole ICP-MS instrument – taking performance well beyond everyday triple-quad technology. And the scientific community i ...

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Power Up Your Battery Component Analysis Flyer

Download this useful flyer for a summary of how our instrumentation can test for safety, performance and composition of your advanced battery materials. Get an overview of solutions and their benefits in materials characterization techniques from FT-IR, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, DSC, TGA, GC-MS and hyphen ...

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Atomic Spectroscopy - A Guide to Selecting the Appropriate Technique and System

Atomic spectroscopy is a family of techniques for determining the elemental composition of an analyte by its electromagnetic or mass spectrum. Several analytical techniques are available:

  • Atomic absorption (AA): flame and graphite furnace
  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emis ...

NexION 1000/2000/5000 ICP-MS Consumables & Supplies Guide

Look to PerkinElmer for all of your consumables and supplies for your NexION 1000, 2000, or 5000 ICP-MS system.

NexION 5000 ICP-MS Preparing Your Lab

This document provides information to assist in preparing your laboratory for the PerkinElmer NexION® 5000 ICP-MS system prior to instrument delivery and installation.



Advanced Solutions for Solar Cells

Download this poster for an all-in-one view of how PerkinElmer instrumentation can answer the analytical needs of the solar market. From R&D of nanomaterials and advanced materials to solar cell component testing including aging and defect analysis - our UV/Vis, DSC, TGA, FT-IR and ICP systems he ...

Infographic - Solutions for your Toxicology Lab

Infographic Poster showing the range of different analytical solutions for Toxicology Labs; from GC and LC, to ICP-MS and UV-Vis. Benchtop and floor standing chromatography, spectroscopy and thermal solutions for everyday robust and reliable analyses.


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Product Note

NexION 5000 Multi-Quadrupole ICP-MS

The NexION® 5000 is a multi-quadrupole-based ICP-MS instrument engineered to remove the most complex interferences, ideal for multi-element analysis applications requiring ultra-trace-level detection. Download this product note to discover all of its innovative features.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - Nexion 5000

Product Certificate for the Nexion 5000

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Technical Note

Advantages of a Novel Interface Design for NexION 5000 ICP-MS

The novel design of the second-generation Triple Cone Interface with patent-pending OmniRing was developed specifically for the NexION® 5000 multi-quadrupole ICP-MS with both sensitivity and stability in mind. It builds on the Triple Cone Interface geometry of the ...

Advantages of a Novel Plasma Generator for the NexION 1000/2000/5000 ICP-MS Systems

Unlike other ICP-MS systems on the market that utilize conventional 40-MHz or 27-MHz commercially available generators which are typically customized and modified to work with ICP-MS instruments, the NexION® 1000/2000/5000 ICP-MS systems feature a 34-MHz frequency free-running RF g ...

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All Matrix Solution System for NexION ICP-MS Platforms

PerkinElmer’s AMS system provides a number of benefits to simplify analysis of high-matrix samples with theNexION family of ICP-MS instruments. By introducing a flow of argon into the spray chamber neck, the aerosol stream is diluted,allowing for more efficient ionization, fewer matrix effects, a ...

Interferences in ICP-MS: Do we still have to worry about them?

Interferences will always occur in ICP-MS and need to be dealt with. However, the NexION® 5000 multi-quadrupole ICP-MS with quadrupole Universal Cell is able to effectively and reproducibly remove spectral interferences leading to improved accuracy, repeatability and reproducibilit ...

Novel Interference Removal Opportunities with the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

The NexION® 5000 ICP-MS, with multi-quadrupole technology and Universal Cell, is able to take full advantage of element reactivity with 100% pure gases by analyzing them as cluster ions at higher masses where no interferences reside, and the background is clean. The Universal Cell, ...

Unlocking Carbon-13 with Single Particle ICP-MS: Feasibility Study for Microplastic Detection

Carbon is difficult to measure with ICP-MS because of its high ionization potential and its presence in both the argon used to generate the plasma (primarily in the form of CO2, as an impurity) and in reagents, including acids and water. As a result, extremely high backgrounds exist at ...




White Paper

The Determination of Metals in Non-Medical Face Masks

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of face masks by the general public has become a critical personal protective measure to minimize person-to-person transmission. While health care workers use medical or surgical masks, the general population uses non-medical, otherwise known as hy ...

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