Choosing isotope ratio detectors – why use a Daly?
If you work in analytical science, and particularly if you’re in spectroscopy or spectrometry, you’ll be aware that there are a number of detector types used. For isotope ratio instruments, it’s common to have multiple detectors in an instrument, usually used to measure ion beam intensities simultaneously rather than sequentially. In our business, detectors are…
Celebrating Space Spectrometers on National Space Day
National Space Day is celebrated annually in the US on the first Friday of May; this year Space Day will be celebrated on Friday the 6th of May. The celebration was created to promote STEM amongst young people1. However, it also offers an opportunity for the public to celebrate the extraordinary achievements and opportunities space…
Celebrating World Laboratory Day at Techcomp
April 23rd marks World Laboratory Day, a day to celebrate laboratories across the globe where scientists conduct valuable research and make new discoveries to improve our everyday lives. Although the origins of World Laboratory Day are still unclear, it gives us a chance to reflect on the great achievements and breakthroughs in scientific research. At…
Noble gas mass spectrometry – does size really matter?
A colleague recently asked me about noble gas mass spectrometers. He’d heard that the size is a critical factor, more so than with some other isotope ratio mass spectrometers. So, does size matter, and if so, why? If you have comments, thoughts, or corrections, do please feel free to contact me directly, I’d love to…
Isotope ratio MS – thoughts about the future
In my last blog post I talked about what had changed in isotope ratio MS during my time away from the isotope ratio MS community. In this post I discuss my thoughts about what might happen in the near future. This is a blog rather than an informed business publication, so much of it is…
High precision isotope ratios: To integrate or not to integrate… that is the question
We get asked a lot of questions about our ATONA amplifiers, particularly relating to how they are used in the real world with real samples. So I’ll write on this blog from time to time in order to answer some of those questions. If you want to know more about ATONA you can also contact…
What’s been going on in the world of isotope ratio MS?
Isotope Ratio is a form of mass spectroscopy. Have you been wondering what’s been going on in the world of Isotope Ratio MS? In this article Isotopx Stephen Guilfoyle reflects on Isotope Ratio MS over the years.