Technical Note

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 generator, which was developed specifically for applications using ICP-MS systems. This state-of-the-art RF generator offers a trouble-free user experience, featuring adjustable power with 1 watt increments from 400 to 1600 watts. The accurate impedance matching of this system allows the plasma to quickly adjust to changing sample matrices, ensuring that sensitivity is maintained.

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