15T SolariX FTICR Mass Spectrometer


Bruker Daltonics SolariX Magnetic Resonance Mass Spectrometry (MRMS) instruments are available for different magnetic field strengths of 7T, 12T and 15T. The SolariX XR and 2xR instruments use magnetron control technology and a newly developed, high sensitivity, low noise preamplifier to exploit harmonics detection schemes and thus increasing the experimental speed and instrument productivity. Compared to other FTMS techniques SolariX features a combination of latest MRMS, ParaCell XR, and Magnetron control technology. By incorporating the highest possible mass spec resolving power available, routine access to isotopic fine structure (IFS) information for a broad mass range delivers an additional dimension of information missing in data from other types of mass spectrometers. 

The 15 Tesla SolariX™ FTMS ultra-high mass resolution system is uniquely capable of providing distinct molecular characterization of highly complex mixtures. SolariX series instruments allow for operation of a unique ESI/MALDI dual source can either run liquid samples introduced via the Electrospray ionization (ESI) source or from MALDI samples, enabling MALDI imaging resolution in excess of 200.000 at 800 m/z and <0.6 ppm mass accuracy at 1Hz scan speed. This highly sensitive MALDI source uses Bruker’s SmartBeam-II™ laser technology (355 nm, 2 kHz; using 150 laser shots/pixel and 100-μm pitch between pixels) and provides several small focus diameters for various applications with different sample preparation techniques. Fast switchover between MALDI and ESI operation is controlled by a software pushbutton, so even simultaneous ESI/MALDI operation is possible.

    Data Source Contributions

    Instrument Data Source Profile

    Instrument Name:    15T SolariX FTICR Mass Spectrometer (MS:1001548)

    Model:                        Bruker Daltonics SolariX (MS:1001549) 15 Tesla equipped with optional ESI (MS:1000073)/MALDI (MS:1000075) dual source

    Platform:                    Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer (FTICR-MS) (CHMO:0000965)

    Data Acquisition:       C60-SIMS-HMS, HMS, HMS-HMSn, MALDI-HMS (capture formats)

    Software:                    SCiLS Lab (SWO:000103)

    Method Taxon:           Mass spectrometry, Ion Trap Mass SpectrometryImaging Mass Spectrometry

                                         Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (ESI-FT-ICR MS)/(MALDI MS)

    Topic Areas:               OmicsPhenomics, MetabolomicsBioImaging


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      Federal Acknowledgements

      This work was supported in part by the Earth and Biological Sciences Directorate (EBSD) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a multiprogram national laboratory managed by the Battelle Memorial Institute, operating under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract DE-AC05-76RL01830. User capabilities described here reflect collaborations with the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a DOE Office of Science (SC-3) user facility operating under the Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830.

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