The facility's four FT-ICR mass spectrometers (MS) feature high magnetic fields – including the world-record 21 tesla – and are compatible with multiple ionization and fragmentation techniques. The facility's instrumentation group designs and implements software and hardware modifications to these custom-built instruments in support of the applications groups. Software platforms are designed in-house to meet specific applications.
This new tool, featuring a magnet built by the Bruker Corporation and installed in 2014, represents the world’s highest field, persistent, superconducting magnet suitable for FT-ICR mass spectrometry.
Here, we describe the design and current performance of the lab’s 14.5 tesla hybrid linear quadrupole ion trap Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer.
This custom-built instrument was redesigned to improve sensitivity and acquisition speed, and to provide an optimized platform for future instrumentation development.
This FT-ICR system operates in a 9.4- tesla, 155-mm horizontal bore diameter actively shielded superconducting solenoidal magnet (Magnex Scientific, Oxford, England).