AN UNIQUE IONIZATION TECHNIQUE BASED ON COLD PLASMA
SOFT IONIZATION BY CHEMICAL REACTION IN TRANSFER (SICRIT®)
The SICRIT® ionization source is interfaced with the atmospheric pressure inlet of a mass spectrometer (MS) which is constantly drawing air through the source.
By igniting a cold plasma inside the source, every substance drawn in is passing the plasma and ionized on its way into the MS. In comparison with current systems this patented design decouples the ionization from the sample delivery. Therefore, tidious sample pretreatment and lengthy adjustment/optimization of the ionization position and parameters are obsolete.