The new PHOTONIS Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS) Analyzer is a complete integrated assembly for simplified IMS analysis that features high resolving power (64-150) in a compact design. The unit combines PHOTONIS’ patented Resistive Glass products with a new robust ion gate technology to create an IMS analyzer which improves resolution and simplifies serviceability.
Key components of the IMS Analyzer are made from Resistive Glass to replace conventional lens assemblies. In the new IMS Analyzer, the reaction and drift tubes are comprised of Resistive Glass, providing a solid piece construction that allows uniform counter flow of drift gas without the need for additional containment. Resistive Glass is manufactured in a patented process by PHOTONIS that creates an electric field to guide or direct charged particles, resulting in greater ion throughput and sample transfer.
The compact platform is designed to be scaled or customized to interface with a wide variety of instruments to simplify IMS analysis in applications where a narrow range of contaminants need to be quickly identified. Its unique design allows the user to quickly and inexpensively perform a simple IMS analysis and receive fast, accurate results even at room temperature sampling.