Technical Note

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, thanks to its quadrupole design in combination with dynamic bandpass tuning, provides the unique ability of controlling desirable reactions, promoting some weak reactions, rejecting interferences, and preventing side reactions from taking place.

Learn more about these capabilities - download this technical note, featuring periodic tables with color-coded elements indicating their reactivity with a specific gas (oxygen, ammonia, methane), especially useful for method development in complicated matrices, effectively predicting spectral interferences and providing a way to prevent them.