The IONICON ion funnel
PTR-MS is known for its unmatched capability to detect ultra-low concentrations of VOCs in air or gas in real-time. Now we have taken the sensitivity of PTR-MS to the next level, introducing the ION-BOOSTER funnel technology.
The transmission of the ionized VOCs from the PTR reaction chamber into the TOF mass analyser is one of the most crucial areas in a mass spectrometer. The ion funnel, located at the end of the reaction chamber, is designed to focus the ions into the transfer lens system. This greatly improves ion transmission, leading to a much higher sensitivity, which not only improves the limit of detection but also allows for a higher measurement frequency at a given signal-to-noise ratio.
Increased sensitivity or upper linearity range limit with push-button simplicity
The ION-BOOSTER can be switched on but also be deactivated by the user. This allows for utmost sensitivity if operational or an increased upper linearity range limit if switched off. This unique benefit is only available for your IONICON PTR-TOF which gets even more versatile and the ideal trace VOC analyzer for many applications.