Modern oil-sealed rotary vane pumps have significant improvements in capacity and resilience. Dry-scroll pumps are an attractive alternative in mass spectrometers. Here were explore both.
Laboratory Vacuum Pumps: Essential in everything from evaporation systems to high complexity analytical equipment
Vacuum pumps are important components in lab equipment ranging from evaporation systems to mass spectrometers. Technical aspects are discussed in this post.
In selecting an evaporation system, considerations such as scale of operation, functionality, and cost of ownership are critical in the decision making process.
The right evaporation system will provide reliability, functionality, and piece of mind to your research applications. Three of the main types are reviewed.
Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is a widely used technique. Practical and technical considerations are summarized in this article.
The are many types and configurations of mass spectrometers. This article summarizes strengths and limitations of commonly used mass analyzers.
Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass analyzers are most commonly coupled with MALDI sources in biological applications. Here the technology is discussed.
There are many uses for quadrupole mass spectrometers in biological and clinical settings among others. A brief summary of technical and practical considerations is offered.
MALDI is a powerful approach for analyzing difficult and large biomolecules. Discussed here is the MALDI ionization process and it's applications, strengths, and limitations.
This summary on electrospray ionization (ESI) offers technical information to identify ion sources best suited for biological, clinical, or other applications.