The New IsoMist XR Extended Range Programmable Temperature Spray Chamber

Enhanced Performance for ICP-MS and ICP-OES

The IsoMist XR programmable temperature-controlled cyclonic spray chamber now features an improved thermodynamic design providing an extended temperature range and faster cool-down so your ICP application is ready to go sooner.

The IsoMist XR is a compact, convenient and maintenance-free temperature-controlled sample introduction system for all ICP-OES and ICP-MS.

For more information on the IsoMist XR click here to download the flyer.

For the February Newsletter featuring the IsoMist XR click here to view

For the Application Note:"Improved Performance with Precise Temperature Control for any ICP Application", click here to view.

Improve Analytical Stability

On the IsoMist XR, the spray chamber temperature is accurately controlled through an improved thermodynamic design using a multi-stage Peltier device. The spray chamber temperature is settable in 1°C increments from -25°C to 80°C guaranteeing optimum conditions for any application. The improved cooling efficiency of the new multi-stage Peltier design means the IsoMist XR is ready, sooner and the cool-down time is reduced.

Reduce Oxide Formation in ICP-MS

Using the IsoMist XR spray chamber at sub-ambient temperature on an ICP-MS, the sample is cooled so less water vapor is transferred to the plasma resulting in lower oxide formation and reduced polyatomic interferences - improving accuracy and detection limits.

Perfect for Volatile Organics

When analyzing volatile organic solvents such as naphtha and gasoline a lower sample introduction system temperature reduces nebulization efficiency avoiding quenching of the plasma from solvent over-loading. With a minimum temperature of -25°C analyzing volatile organic solvents is even easier.

Constant Temperature Improves Analytical Stability

Fluctuations in the lab temperature affects sample viscosity and nebulization efficiency. Maintaining the sample introduction at a constant and stable temperature improves analytical reproducibility, enhances throughput, and lowers operating costs by reducing the need to re-run samples when a calibration verification check standard drifts outside the acceptable limits.

Enhance Sensitivity with Elevated Sample Introduction Temperatures

The sensitivity for many analyses is enhanced by running the spray chamber at an elevated temperature, which is particularly important for samples with limited volume.

A Spray Chamber Optimized for Performance

The IsoMist XR incorporates a proven Twister cyclonic spray chamber available in either glass, quartz, or PFA - all with Helix™ O-ring free, zero dead-volume nebulizer interface. Compared to a Scott-type spray chamber, cyclonic spray chambers are more sensitive and have better washout between samples. The O-ring-free, Helix nebulizer interface eliminates sample contamination and ensures simple nebulizer removal and replacement for routine cleaning. With a positive stop built-in, Helixtm ensures the correct and reproducible nebulizer insertion depth for consistent analytical performance.

Elegant, Ergonomic Design

The IsoMist XR is an elegant, compact, stand-alone system manufactured from inert materials resistant to attack from acids and solvents commonly used in ICP analysis. By using a Peltier thermo-electric device to maintain the spray chamber temperature, the messy, noisy, and high-maintenance refrigerated, recirculating baths used with jacketed spray chambers is eliminated. The compact design also means the IsoMist XR Programmable Temperature Controlled Spray Chambers are compatible with any ICP-OES and ICP-MS.

Low Volume Spray Chamber Option for Limited Sample Volumes

The IsoMist XR can be configured with a low volume (20mL) Twinnabar spray chamber for applications with limited sample volume. Note that a special IsoMist XR version is required - the Twinnabar cannot be used in the standard IsoMist XR. Please contact for full details.

Ordering Information

We have established an IsoMist XR Kit for common ICP-OES and ICP-MS models. Each kit contains the IsoMist module, encapsulated Twister spray chamber, torch interface, and mounting bracket (if required). Please select the kit to match your ICP from the following:

IsoMist XR Programmable Temperature Spray Chambers

Part Number Description
KT-1010-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 7500
KT-1103-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 7700/8800/8900
KT-1140-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 7800/7900
KT-1053-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 4500
KT-1137-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 5100/5110/5800/5900
KT-1014-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® (Varian) 700-ES or Vista Axial
KT-1022-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® (Varian) 700-ES or Vista Radial
KT-1054-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® (Varian) 700-ES or Vista Axial All Glass System
KT-1055-XR IsoMist Kit for Agilent ® (Varian) 700-ES or Vista Radial All Glass System
KT-1119-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Agilent ® 4100/4200 MP-AES
KT-1017-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Bruker (Varian) 800-MS
KT-1042-XR IsoMist XR Kit for GBC OptiMass
KT-1064-XR IsoMist Kit for Horiba ® Jobin Yvon
KT-1147-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® Avio 200/500
KT-1011-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® Optima 4300/5300/7300V
KT-1012-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® Optima 2000/4000/5000/7000/8000DV
KT-1063-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® Optima 3000 Axial/DV
KT-1096-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® NexION 300
KT-1013-XR IsoMist XR Kit for PerkinElmer ® Elan
KT-1067-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Shimadzu ®
KT-1121-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Spectro™ Arcos
KT-1141-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Spectro™ Blue
KT-1015-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® 6000/7000 Duo
KT-1021-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® 6000/7000 Radial
KT-1018-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® Iris Axial/Duo
KT-1058-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® Iris Radial
KT-1020-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® Finnigan Element
KT-1023-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® (VG) PlasmaQuad
KT-1025-XR IsoMist XR Kit for Thermo ® X Series
KT-1024-XR IsoMist XR Basic Kit ROL
KT-1027-XR IsoMist XR Basic Kit LOL

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Customer comments

In terms of doing multi element analysis on spirit samples the IsoMist has proved itself to be a very useful tool.

Beverage manufacturer - UK

(In reference to the IsoMist) We are getting around 40% increased sensitivity over what we had before. Also, the QC recoveries for the problem elements B, Al and Zn seem to be much improved.

Health laboratory - Australia

We have all instruments using the Niagara Plus and the IsoMist and have increased efficiencies by up to 40% and over-all quality has also shown improvements, so we are very happy with them.

Minerals laboratory - Australia

So far we are very happy with the IsoMist spray chamber. The detection limits are better and the intensities are more stable from run to run.

Precious metals laboratory - Australia

The IsoMist has significantly boosted our productivity. It is so stable that I need only run a CCV and CCB at the beginning of the day and then start running samples. No need to restandardize daily.

Environmental laboratory - USA.

I've been operating the IsoMist on the 6500 at 27 degrees centigrade ... the improvement in stability has been dramatic ... I am thrilled at the linearity with little shift throughout a complex standardization and sample run.

Precious metals laboratory - USA

The equipment works extraordinarily well. Keeping temperature at 5°C the noise drops to half as much as without the IsoMist. There is no problem at all with temperature stability and the signal is twice as much as the one obtained without the IsoMist.

University laboratory - Spain

I would enthusiastically recommend the IsoMist to anyone trying to minimize oxide formation in ICP-MS.

Government laboratory - USA

The IsoMist was a treat because it took the place of the jacketed spray chamber, the heated bath, delivery tubes, and pump. It also eliminated my worries about leaks in my sample chamber. It is a small, neat package.

Oil company - USA

We are very happy with the performance of the IsoMist.

University - Belgium