Noble Gas MS

This family of products includes the Argus VI, the Helix SFT and the Helix MC.  They are designed to meet the requirements of the static vacuum community.

Argus VI

The Argus VI is the latest generation Static Vacuum Mass Spectrometer (SVMS). It is designed for high precision isotopic analysis of small samples of the noble gases.  This instrument is comprised of a magnetic sector analyzer with a 13 cm, 90 degree extended geometry ion optics.  The geometry combines excellent ion optic performance with two-direction focusing and high dispersion in a compact footprint. One of the key features of the Argus VI instrument is its very low internal volume of  ̴ 700 cc. Given that the sensitivity of a SVMS is inversely proportional to its internal volume, the instrument is the most sensitive commercial instrument available.

HELIX SFT

The Helix SFT is a magnetic sector mass spectrometer designed for high precision isotopic analysis of small samples of noble gases.  It comprises a magnetic sector analyzer with 120o extended geometry ion optics.  The geometry combines excellent ion optic performance with two-direction focusing and high dispersion in a compact footprint.

HELIX MC

The Helix MC static vacuum mass spectrometer is a state of the art magnetic sector MS for the high precision isotopic analysis of small samples of all the Noble gases.  This instrument represents the ultimate tool for the isotopic measurement of the Noble gases. It is capable of measuring any five isotopes of Neon, Argon, Krypton or Xenon simultaneously at new levels of resolution.