OverviewIonDrive Technology – pushing the limits of sensitivity: The 6500 Series adopts an intelligent approach to increasing the limits of quantitation with the patented IonDrive Technology, simultaneously targeting three critical enhancements in the 6500 Series that ruggedly drive performance improvements and unrivaled sensitivity:
- The production of more ions with the newly designed IonDrive Turbo V Source
- The capture and transmission of more ions with the unique IonDrive QJet Guide
- The detection of more ions with the new IonDrive High Energy Detector
Produce more ions: The next-generation IonDrive Turbo V Source increases ion production using enhanced gas-flow dynamics and optimized heater configurations while improving reliability, reproducibility, and robustness. The IonDrive Turbo V Source maintains the quick-change atmospheric-pressure chemical ionization (APCI) sources and TurboIonSpray Probes as well as the new low-dispersion electrodes for use with micro-flow UHPLC applications. From 5 µL/min to 3mL/min, the IonDrive Turbo V Source is the perfect match for narrow bore, standard bore, and UHPLC flow rates.
Focus and transmit more ions: The patented and re-optimized IonDrive QJet Guide improves ion containment and collisional focusing through a dual-stage design that captures and focuses ions with incredible efficiency. With a larger internal radius in the first stage that improves the capture of ions and a narrower internal radius on the second stage that increases the ion transmission efficiency into Q0, the new design is able to introduce many more ions into the analyzer.
Detect more ions: The new IonDrive High Energy Detector maintains the benefit of pulse-counting fundamentals to deliver accuracy, precision, and ultra-sensitivity at low concentrations while increasing the linearity at higher count rates.