NEW! Vitesse

Image of Vitesse covered by red sheet - Coming 2020

Time-of-Flight ICP-MS


  • Fastest wide mass range data acquisition for applications such as laser ablation imaging and nanoparticle analysis.
  • High sensitivity to probe micron sized trace element features in solid samples and determine the elemental composition of individual nanoparticles.
  • High analyte selectivity with a segmented reaction cell optimised for multi-element analysis.
  • High physical resolving power Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer to give interference free analysis. 
  • Unique quad, cell, TOF option (QCT) for the ultimate flexibility in removing interferences.
Vitesse is a time-of-flight inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer that has been purpose designed to be the ultimate tool for high speed multi-element applications such as laser ablation imaging and nanoparticle analysis. High speed conventional ICP-MS analysis is also possible with a range of sample accessory devices. Additional flexibility is available with an optional full size quadrupole before the reaction cell to improve the selectivity of the chemistries being used to remove difficult interferences.

Vitesse Notes

NT01: Multi-element analysis of individual nanoparticles using Vitesse
NT02: Imaging with fast washout laser ablation systems using Vitesse Time of Flight ICP-MS
NT03: Generating megapixel elemental images using Vitesse

On-demand webinar series

Dr. Phil Shaw presents this series of on-demand webinars, available instant download now...

1. Nanoparticle Analysis using the Vitesse TOF-ICP-MS
2. Vitesse TOF-ICP-MS for laser ablation and imaging applications
3. Generating megapixel elemental images using Vitesse

Conference Posters

Single particle analysis of TiO2 nanoparticles released from painted surfaces into rain and snow using high sensitivity magnetic sector field ICP MS and high speed time of flight ICP MS
- Madjid Hadioui - Université de Montréal

Capabilities of single particle ICP-MS as a tool for the identification of colloidal mineral phases in natural samples. sequential vs simultaneous acquisition
- Mickael Tharaud – IPGP, France

Conference Talks

Needles in Haystacks - Using fast response laser ablation chambers and ICP-TOF-MS for imaging asbestos in biological samples
Amy Managh – Loughborough University

Peer reviewed journal articles

Single- and Multi-Element Quantification and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles Released From Outdoor Stains and Paints
- Agil Azimzada, Jeffrey M. Farner, Ibrahim Jreije, Madjid Hadioui, Carolyn Liu-Kang, Nathalie Tufenkji, Phil Shaw and Kevin J. Wilkinson

Needles in haystacks: using fast-response LA chambers and ICP-TOF-MS to identify asbestos fibres in malignant mesothelioma models
- Calum J. Greenhalgh, Oana M. Voloaca, Phil Shaw, Ariane Donard, Laura M. Cole, Malcolm R. Clench, Amy J. Managh and Sarah L. Haywood-Small

  • Product overview +

    The ability to collect mass spectra at between 33kHz and 200kHz without interruption coupled with a segmented reaction cell and high resolution mass spectrometer to remove interferences makes Vitesse a powerful analytical tool. Vitesse is also capable of being used for conventional ICP-MS analysis with the robust detection and patented ion beam attenuation systems combining to allow a dynamic range of 10 orders of magnitude. Combined with the well established Nu Quant data reduction software, Vitesse is a powerful tool for specialist nanoparticle and imaging applications as well as high speed conventional ICP-MS analysis.

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