Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, [NexION 2000, Perkin Elmer, USA]

Located at: CRF Annexe - S01
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Facilities: ICP-MS-metal, Single cell and single particle analysis, Microwave digestion system.

Applications: Environmental, biological, pharmaceutical, petroleum, food and material testing samples.

Technical Specification for ICP-MS

1. Nebulizer type: Glass and PFA nebulizer.

2. Spray Chamber type: Glass and PFA spray chamber.

3. Maximum sample holding capacity of auto-sampler: 180.

4. Max TDS tolerance : > 25%

5. Minimum mass (within the mass range) of quadrupole in amu: 2

6. Maximum mass (within the mass range) of quadrupole in amu: 285

7. Minimum scan speed (amu/sec): 5000 amu/sec

8. Resolution (amu): 0.3

9. In-built or optional gas channels: 3

10. Gas channel for reactive inert and reactive gases: He, NH3, O2, CH4

11. Reaction Mode: Mass Shift

12. Type of Ion Detector: Electron multiplier

13. Sensitivity(mcps/ppm) Be(9): 6

14. Sensitivity(mcps/ppm) In(115): 100

15. Sensitivity(mcps/ppm) U(238): 80

16. Oxide ratio (%) CeO+/Ce+: =<3

17. Doubly Charged Ratio (%) Ce++/Ce: <3

18. Background (CPS) measured at mass 220: =<1

Microwave Digestion System

1. Minimum sample processing capacity in one batch: 15

2. Rated power of Microwave digestion system: 1500 Watt

3. Maximum operating temperature attained by microwave digestion system: 250oC

4. Maximum operating pressure attained by microwave digestion system: 40 bar

Sample Specification

1. Analysis of flowing elements are possible in ppm and ppb concentration range.
(Elements: Ag, Al, Au, Sb, As, B, Ba, Bi, Bo, Cd, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, Ge, Hg, In, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sc, Se, Sr, Sn, Tb, Ti, V, Y, Zn)

2. Solid sample quantity: more than 0.5 grams

3. Liquid sample quantity: more than 2 ml

4. Rare earth elements and radioactive elements cannot be analysed

5. Pre-digested/prepared samples should not contain suspended particles

6. For interference free analysis, the samples must be digested with suprapure/trace-element grade acids

Testing charges (hourly basis/sample basis).

Details NITK External-Academic Institute External-Industry External-R&D Institute
Standardization (Per element/sample) Rs. 250/- Rs. 750/- Rs. 2500/- Rs. 1500/-
Measurement (Subsequent sample per element) Rs. 50/- Rs. 150/- Rs. 750/- Rs. 400/-
Sample preparation (per sample) Rs. 500/- Rs. 1000/- Rs. 4000/- Rs. 2500/-

*GST(18%) extra. Above charges are for providing raw data.

For further Query Contact:

Mrs. Suraksha S Shetty (Technical Staff, CRF), Email:

Dr. I. Regupathi (ICP-MS Faculty in-charge), Email:, Mob: +91-9731161327, Landline: 0824-2473609