Extrel introduces a new line of systems to the VeraSpec™ research grade mass spectrometer family, the VeraSpec™ MB, Molecular Beam inlet quadrupole mass spectrometer systems. The new line features three systems: the VeraSpec™ MB2, VeraSpec™ MB3, and VeraSpec™ MBx.
The MB2 and MB3 systems are 2 and 3-stage molecular beam inlet systems, designed for analysis of neutrals or ions across a wide pressure range, from 2 mTorr up to 2 atm. These systems are ideal for plasma diagnostics, chemical vapor deposition, and other similar applications. The MBx system is a 3-stage, discreetly pumped, gas analysis system for extreme samples. The MBx is designed with a heated inlet, easily changed first aperture and skimmer, and an isolation gate valve.
These features allow easy inlet maintenance for applications, such as pyrolysis, which have challenging sample conditions. The VeraSpec™ MBx is an integral part of the High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis (HTAP) system, which was developed in collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Extrel, ArborGen, and Frontier Labs. The HTAP system is being used to accelerate the search for new and improved biofuel sources and improves the analysis of pyrolysis in general.
The VeraSpec™ MB systems are based on Extrel’s MAX line of high performance quadrupole mass spectrometers and are available with various mass ranges from the high resolution MAX 60 (60 amu maximum mass) up to the MAX 4000 (4,000 amu maximum mass). The quadrupole mass spectrometer consists of a 19 mm tri-filter assembly that uses a precision machined quadrupole rod set with RF-only pre- and post-filter stages, stabilizing rods, and high power RF generators. This combination delivers excellent transmission, resolution, and abundance sensitivity characteristics.
The VeraSpec™ MB line are complete turn-key gas analysis systems including UHV chamber, vacuum pumps, and rack with provision for connection to the customer sample. These systems are also available with a chopper and Lock-In Amplifier.