Image of Vitesse covered by red sheet - Coming 2020

Time-of-Flight ICP-MS


  • Fastest wide mass range data acquisition for applications such as laser ablation imaging and nanoparticle analysis.
  • High sensitivity to probe micron sized trace element features in solid samples and determine the elemental composition of individual nanoparticles.
  • High analyte selectivity with a segmented reaction cell optimised for multi-element analysis.
  • High physical resolving power Time-of-Flight (TOF) mass spectrometer to give interference free analysis. 
  • Unique quad, cell, TOF option (QCT) for the ultimate flexibility in removing interferences.
Vitesse is a time-of-flight inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer that has been purpose designed to be the ultimate tool for high speed multi-element applications such as laser ablation imaging and nanoparticle analysis. High speed conventional ICP-MS analysis is also possible with a range of sample accessory devices. Additional flexibility is available with an optional full size quadrupole before the reaction cell to improve the selectivity of the chemistries being used to remove difficult interferences.

Vitesse Notes

NT01: Multi-element analysis of individual nanoparticles using Vitesse
NT02: Imaging with fast washout laser ablation systems using Vitesse Time of Flight ICP-MS
NT03: Generating megapixel elemental images using Vitesse
NT04: Optimizing instrumental, data collection and signal processing parameters for single particle analysis of nanoparticles in real samples using the Vitesse time of flight ICP-MS
NT05: Vitesse Time of Flight (TOF) ICP-MS: Live high speed multi-elemental imaging

On-demand webinar series

Our series of on-demand webinars, available instant download now...

1. Nanoparticle Analysis using the Vitesse TOF-ICP-MS
2. Vitesse TOF-ICP-MS for laser ablation and imaging applications
3. Generating megapixel elemental images for biomedical and geological application using Vitesse TOF-ICP-MS
4. Improvements in LA-ICP-MS Analysis using a Time-of-Flight Mass Analyzer
5. Vitesse - Built from Ground up to do High Speed Multi-Element Analysis

Conference Posters

Single particle analysis of TiO2 nanoparticles released from painted surfaces into rain and snow using high sensitivity magnetic sector field ICP MS and high speed time of flight ICP MS
- Madjid Hadioui - Université de Montréal

Capabilities of single particle ICP-MS as a tool for the identification of colloidal mineral phases in natural samples. sequential vs simultaneous acquisition
- Mickael Tharaud – IPGP, France

Conference Talks

Using rapid response LA chambers and TOF-ICP-MS for imaging asbestos fibres
Amy Managh – Loughborough University

Getting more image information in less time using a novel segmented ablation technique and TOF-ICP-MS to investigate elemental zoning in a G.sacculifer foram
- Gavin Foster – University of Southampton

Nanoparticle identification using single particle TOF-ICP-MS acquisition coupled to cluster analysis
- Mickael Tharaud – IPGP, France

Peer reviewed journal articles

Single- and Multi-Element Quantification and Characterization of TiO2 Nanoparticles Released From Outdoor Stains and Paints
- Agil Azimzada, Jeffrey M. Farner, Ibrahim Jreije, Madjid Hadioui, Carolyn Liu-Kang, Nathalie Tufenkji, Phil Shaw and Kevin J. Wilkinson

Needles in haystacks: using fast-response LA chambers and ICP-TOF-MS to identify asbestos fibres in malignant mesothelioma models
- Calum J. Greenhalgh, Oana M. Voloaca, Phil Shaw, Ariane Donard, Laura M. Cole, Malcolm R. Clench, Amy J. Managh and Sarah L. Haywood-Small

Quantification and Characterization of Ti-, Ce-, and Ag-Nanoparticles in Global Surface Waters and Precipitation
- Agil Azimzada, Ibrahim Jreije, Madjid Hadioui, Phil Shaw, Jeffrey M. Farner, and Kevin J. Wilkinson