ICR Instruments

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.

21 Tesla FT-ICR MS (123 mm bore diameter)

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.

14.5 Tesla FT-ICR MS (103 mm bore diameter)

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.

9.4 Tesla FT-ICR MS (220 mm bore diameter)

This custom-built instrument was redesigned to improve sensitivity and acquisition speed, and to provide an optimized platform for future instrumentation development.

9.4 Tesla FT-ICR MS (155 mm bore diameter)

This FT-ICR system operates in a 9.4- tesla, 155-mm horizontal bore diameter actively shielded superconducting solenoidal magnet (Magnex Scientific, Oxford, England).