Agilent Adds Ion Funnel To Improved Q-TOF | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 25 | p. 37
Issue Date: June 20, 2011

Agilent Adds Ion Funnel To Improved Q-TOF

Companies launch a variety of new instruments
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: mass spectrometry, chromatography, instruments, ionization, ASMS
Credit: Agilent Technologies
Credit: Agilent Technologies

Adding an ion funnel to the front end of the instrument ups the sensitivity of Agilent’s Q-TOF LC/MS system. The 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF LC/MS system achieves femtogram sensitivity and acquisition rates as fast as 50 spectra per second. The ion funnel was introduced last year on a triple-quadrupole instrument. Now Agilent has reengineered the ion optics and electronics of the Q-TOF to accommodate the increased ion flux.

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