PlasmaQuant® MS Elite

PlasmaQuant® MS Elite


The PlasmaQuant® MS Elite delivers outstanding performance for applications, including leading-edge research, that benefit from industry-leading sensitivity and low background noise. With a next generation plasma system, ReflexION ion mirror and high-definition, true 3MHz quadrupole, the PlasmaQuant® MS Elite even exceeds the sensitivity specifications of high-priced magnetic sector-field ICP-MS instruments.

All about sensitivity

Not every PlasmaQuant® MS Elite needs a laser but every laser needs a PlasmaQuant® MS Elite. The Elite’s unmatched Gigahertz sensitivity is perfect for laser ablation applications as it allows the use of lower laser energy for the analysis of smaller spot-sizes and improved spatial resolution. It provides real advantages for applications in geochemistry, material sciences and biological samples. It’s also a great technique for single-particle analyses with the detection of nano-particles of less than 10 nm diameter now possible. The outstanding abundance sensitivity of the PlasmaQuant® MS Elite in combination with the extended range all-digital detector delivers excellent results for isotopic ratio determinations. Furthermore, the PlasmaQuant® MS series provides LC-ICP-MS capability. The dual entry ports into the torch compartment allow for easy and flexible setup of any HPLC system.

PlasmaQuant® MS Elite — your benefits:

  • ReflexION — patented 90° reflecting ion mirror
  • True 3MHz HD Quadrupole — for superior mass separation
  • ADD10 — all-digital detection over 10 orders linear dynamic range
  • Dual connection technology — two entrance ports to the plasma compartment


With the intuitive worksheet interface of Analytik Jena’s ASpect MS software, all analysis data, mass scan graphics, calibration data and data logs are available at the click of a button. Comprehensive quality control protocols ensure quality data for the entire analysis. Including aerosol dilution and new BOOST technology, Aspect MS software makes fast work of your most difficult samples.

ASpect MS features a range of automated options:

  • Setup and initialization routines
  • Plasma alignment
  • Mass calibration and resolution tests
  • AutoMax for easy method development

ASpect MS provides 21 CFR Part 11 compliance support.


An autosampler allows the effective routine analysis.


The PlasmaQuant® MS Elite delivers outstanding performance for applications, including leading-edge research, that benefit from industry-leading sensitivity and low background noise. It is perfect for laser ablation applications or liquid chromatography applications, single-particle analyses especially nano-particle analyses and isotopic ratio determinations.

Eco Plasma

The PlasmaQuant® MS series incorporates a highly efficient, virtual center-grounded RF generator, producing an extremely robust plasma with a conventional torch using as little as 7 L/min plasma gas. As the plasma is electrically neutral, secondary discharge is eliminated without the need for a torch shield and the kinetic energy spread of the ions is kept to a minimum for maximum ion transmission. Able to run any sample matrix from waste water to organic solvents, the PlasmaQuant® MS offers reliable performance at greatly reduced operating cost.

Eco Plasma – your benefits

  • New and advanced design
  • Robust plasma performance
  • Increased productivity
  • Lowest operating costs


The integrated Collision Reaction Cell (iCRC) allows for simple and effective interference management from argon and matrix based spectroscopic interferences. Helium (He) and hydrogen (H2) collision and reaction gases are injected into a high pressure/low volume region at the tip of the skimmer cone, promoting many more collisions and reactions with interferences than traditional cell systems. The result is fast, simple and interference-free analysis of your samples.

iCRC – your benefits

  • Efficient removal of spectroscopic interferences
  • Fast switching between gases raises productivity
  • Excellent long term stability with tough samples
  • No additional maintenance


The innovative three-dimensional focusing ion mirror efficiently reflects the ion beam at 90 degrees by generating a parabolic electrostatic field. Analyte ions of different size and energy are tightly focused prior to entering the quadrupole. This ensures maximum signal for all analyte ions across the entire mass range. Photons and neutral particles pass harmlesly through the electrostatic field.

ReflexION – your benefits

  • Reflects the ion beam 90° for superior sensitivity
  • Full 3D ion beam control for easy optimization
  • Low background as photons and neutrals pass straight through
  • No contamination — no maintenance

HD Quadrupole

The true 3MHz, high-definition quadrupole mass analyzer allows the quantification of all known stable isotopes covering the mass range from 3 to 256 amu. It delivers exceptional mass separation for superior abundance sensitivity, making it well suited to isotopic analysis. The ability to quickly scan at rates of 50 µs is ideal for laser ablation and single-particle analysis.

Preceding the quadrupole, the patented self-cleaning curved fringe rods provide a double off-axis mass analyzer, reducing background noise to < 1 count per second.

HD Quadrupole – your benefits

  • True 3MHz quadrupole for superior abundance sensitivity
  • Ultra-fast scan speeds and integration times
  • Low background from double off-axis design
  • No contamination — no maintenance


The all-digital detection system provides ten orders of linear dynamic range in pulse-counting mode only. The ADD10 accurately attenuates strong signals automatically without requiring a separate analog measurement. The benefit is exceptional detector lifetime and fast, accurate multi-element analysis from ultra-trace to major levels in a single measurement.

ADD10 – your benefits

  • Full 10-decades linear dynamic range
  • No inaccurate analog calibrations
  • Exceptional detector lifetime

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