Shimadzu Introduces Latest ICP Spectrometer

Date Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006

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Shimadzu have introduced its latest emission spectrometer, which has been designed for use in pharmaceutical research and development whilst reducing reduced running-costs and high sensitivity and low contamination.

The ICPE-9000 Multitype ICP Emission Spectrometer has features that include a large-scale one-inch CCD detector with increased pixel size and an Echelle spectrometer that is designed to allow high-speed measurements with increased resolution.

It also runs at a high cooling temperature, which shortens the initial stabilisation period and provides long-term stability. In addition, the ICPE-9000 is equipped with the mini-torch technology that reduces argon gas consumption by half that of conventional torches.

The ICPE-9000 utilises a vacuum spectrometer that is equipped with semiconductor detectors.

Because the spectrometer is maintained under a vacuum, contamination and decline in sensitivity does not occur over long-term use, and high-purity gas for internal gas purging is not required.

"Analysts want instruments that are precise, reliable, and easy to use," said Robert Clifford, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments' ICP product manager.

"With the technological advances of the ICPE-9000, and the multi-functional attributes of the software's Assistant functions, simple and accurate measurement is possible - even with hard-to-measure high-matrix samples."

Shimadzu's ICPEsolution Software is a suite designed to enhance the process of identifying substances with the ICPE-9000 includes features such as Qualitative Database Calibration, which allows automatic wavelength selection and fast calibration.

The software's Method Development Assistant automatically creates measurement wavelength and calibration curve information as well as correction information if interference is unavoidable.

Its Automatic Wavelength Selection System is designed to ensure accurate results with negligible spatial interference. Multiple wavelengths can be selected and tested with no respective interference from multiple samples.

These kinds of spectrometers are used in many common daily applications. For example, it is used in the analysis of materials such as iron and aluminum, measurements for environmental protection, and the analysis of water and foods.

It is also used in the analysis of halogens, including chlorine, which conventional instruments can not analyze.

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