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Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ)When inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was first developed, it was expected to provide highly sensitive, interference-free spectroscopic element analysis. However, chemists quickly noticed that ICP-MS suffers from numerous interferences resulting from matrix and plasma ions of matching masses. To address these sufferings, Agilent Technologies International Japan Ltd. developed the Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS, which is the first ICP-MS with a tandem mass spectrometer, or MS/MS, configuration. Utilizing a high-performance quadrupole before and after the collision/reaction cell, the 8800 precisely controls the ions that enter the instrument, allowing the user to resolve the difficult interferences and obtain the highest sensitivity results of any ICP-MS.

Technology
Triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer

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Agilent Technologies Inc.


Development Team

The Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS development team. First row (l-r): Hironori Yamada, Takeo Kuwabara, Takashi Kondo, Noriyuki Yamada. Back row (l-r): Shoji Takahashi, Takushi Nakamura, Toshifumi Matsuzaki, Naoki Sugiyama, Junichi Takahashi, Tatsuya Shibukawa, Shozo Ono, Yoichi Tagaya, Kenichi Tanaka, Ryuichi Uchiyama, Takayuki Itagaki, Masaru Shimura.

 












The Agilent 8800 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QQQ) Development Team from Agilent Technologies International Japan Ltd.
Noriyuki Yamada, Principal Developer
Takayuki Itagaki
Takashi Kondo
Takeo Kuwabara
Takushi Nakamura
Shozo Ono
Tatsuya Shibukawa
Masaru Shimura
Yoichi Tagaya
Junichi Takahashi
Shoji Takahashi
Kenichi Tanaka
Ryuichi Uchiyama
Hironori Yamada

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