Neptune Plus™

Meet the ever-expanding application demands of earth sciences and other fields requiring high-precision isotope ratio measurements with the Thermo Scientific™ Neptune Plus™ high resolution multicollector ICP-MS system. The Neptune Plus system combines field-proven technology with the latest innovations in amplifier technology. This powerful double-focusing mass spectrometer, with high mass resolution, variable multicollectors, and multi ion counting capability, offers ground-breaking sensitivity, high dynamic ranges, unsurpassed linearity, and robust stability

Jet Interface for Ultimate Sensitivity

  • The jet interface increases sensitivity 10-20 times across the entire mass range in desolvation mode

  • High-Resolution Double-Focusing Analyzer

  • ICP interface improves resolution, reducing the initial kinetic energy spread by capacitively decoupling the plasma from the load coil
  • Double-focusing mass analyzer focuses both ion energy and angular divergence for superior mass resolution
  • Wide detector slit in all resolutions guarantees the widest peak flatness at high resolving powers, a prerequisite for highly precise and accurate isotope ratio analyses
  • Low, medium and high resolution settings can be selected with a single mouse click

  • Fully Flexible Detection System

  • High-performance Faraday cups are laser machined from solid carbon to guarantee uniform response, high linearity, low noise, and long lifetimes; they completely eliminate the need for cup factors
  • Tera-Ohm feedback resistors improve signal-to-noise ratios two to three fold
  • Up to 10 current amplifiers with independent gains can be installed simultaneously
  • Software control of the amplifier/Faraday cup connections allows amplifier configuration to be configured to the needs of each experiment and its required precision
  • Available retarding potential quadrupole (RPQ) lenses improve abundance sensitivity by one order of magnitude to < 500 ppb
  • Multi-ion counting (MIC) arrays of discrete-dynode electron multipliers provide ultimate detection efficiency for small sample amounts
  • Up to eight discrete dynode electron multipliers can be installed at one time

  • Sophisticated Software Control

  • Software allows a fully automated plasma-ignition sequence
  • Cup configuration editor is used to define cup configurations
  • Method editor enables the user to set up measurement procedures, including static, multidynamic, and fast single-collector peak jumping strategies
  • On-line and off-line data evaluation packages are available, including statistical capabilities and display of the results in spreadsheet or graphical form
  • Users have access to all raw data and can monitor the results online during the analysis. The software allows data to be evaluated and flexibly exported; ideal for laser ablation applications
  • Sequence editor provides automatic, unattended acquisition and evaluation of samples including sample/standard bracketing and blank subtraction
  • Triggering of, or triggering from coupled devices, e.g. from a laser system, is fully supported
  • Scripting based on the C programming language allows modification of supplied procedures
  • For GC and HPLC applications, additional software package dedicated to the evaluation of transient signals are available

  • For research use only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


    Triton Plus™

    Get high-precision isotope ratio measurements of your precious samples with the Thermo Scientific™ Triton Plus™ multicollector thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS). With a proven thermal ionization source and a unique variable multicollector system that can be configured to suit the application, the Triton Plus TIMS system is ideal for dating of geological samples and control of isotopic compositions of nuclear materials. It does so with outstanding sensitivity, dynamic range, linearity, and stability

    High-Performance Ion Source and Optics

  • Thermal ionization source with a very small kinetic energy spread (~0.5eV) means a single focusing geometry that focuses for angular divergence only is fully sufficient
  • 10kV ion source acceleration potential provides optimum sensitivity
  • Flight path baffles catch any diverging ions and minimize scattering at the side walls
  • Ion optics have been optimized for maximum ion transmission for both single and double filament techniques
  • Sample turret holds 21 single or double filaments that can be easily exchanged without tools

  • Flexible, Complete Collector Packages

  • High-performance Faraday cups are laser machined from solid carbon to guarantee uniform response, high linearity, low noise, and long lifetimes; they completely eliminate the need for cup factors
  • Virtual amplifier concept uses all amplifiers to measure all Faraday cup signals, effectively cancelling out all amplifier calibration biases and maximizing measurement precision
  • Tera-ohm feedback resistors improve signal-to-noise ratios two to three fold
  • Up to 10 current amplifiers with independent gains can be installed simultaneously
  • Software control of the amplifier/Faraday cup connections allows amplifier configuration to be configured to the needs of each experiment and its required precision
  • Multi-ion counting (MIC) arrays of discrete-dynode electron multipliers provide ultimate detection efficiency for small sample amounts
  • Up to eight discrete-dynode electron multipliers can be installed at one time

  • Sophisticated Software Control

  • Software supports fully automated sample manipulation and configurable and automated filament heating procedures
  • Automated pyrometer readout of filament temperature
  • Cup configuration editor is used to define and select cup configurations
  • Method editor enables the user to set up measurement procedures, including static, multidynamic, and fast single-collector peak jumping strategies, and sample heating programs
  • On-line and off-line data evaluation packages are available, including statistical capabilities and display of the results in spreadsheet or graphical form
  • Software allows a selection of the data to be evaluated and exported and also supports automated report generation of analytical results
  • Scripting language based on C programming language allows modification of existing procedures

  • For research use only.  Not for use in diagnostic procedures.