VUV Analytics: Making Vacuum Ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy available
to the general scientific community for the first time. As in, ever.

Discover how VUV detection improves chemical analysis accuracy and solves common GC separation problems

VGA-100 Detector

Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy

VGA-100 Detector

Rapidly acquires full chromatographic and spectroscopic absorption data from 120 – 240 nm

Unambiguous compound identification including co-eluting analytes and isomers

1st principle detection provides a predictable linear response, reducing calibration burden

The VGA-100 is a universal mass-sensitive gas chromatography detector which provides both qualitative and quantitative data.

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VGA-101 Detector

VGA-101 Detector

Extends the VUV spectrum data from 120 – 430 nm

Operating temperature heating up to 430° C for high boiling point compound analysis

Low picogram detection with unmatched selectivity

The VGA-101 is the latest innovation in vacuum ultraviolet detection featuring an expanded wavelength spectrum and a higher allowable maximum operating temperature.

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SVGA-100 Analyzer

ultraviolet detector

SVGA-100 Analyzer

Multi-port sample selection valve for streaming up to four gases simultaneously

Rapid sampling and short analysis times mean better process control

No need for prior chromatographic separation of mixture components

The world’s first streaming gas detector using vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopy for real-time bulk and specialty gas monitoring.

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VP of Engineering William Franco

William Franco Joins VUV Analytics as Vice President of Engineering

William Franco Joins VUV Analytics as Vice President of Engineering Austin, TX – August 1st, 2018 — VUV Analytics, Inc., the leader in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) absorption spectroscopy, has announced the addition of William Franco as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Franco has an established...

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Spectral Identification

Shining a new light in gas chromatography and streaming gas applications.

Everything absorbs strongly in the VUV spectrum. Compounds can be unambiguously identified and quantitated in a variety of applications including oil & gas, forensics, fragrances & flavors, petrochemical, environmental, and life science. VUV detectors provide unmatched selectivity of isomers and co-eluting analytes without the need for chromatographic baseline resolution.  Unlike legacy detection methods, VUV spectroscopy allows for more automated analysis with lower risk of errors, shorter chromatography run times, and higher analytical throughput.

  • Universal, yet selective detector with very sensitive spectral response
  • Easy deconvolution and quantitation of co‑eluting analytes
  • Robust technology with no reliance on vacuum pumps
  • No calibration required – 1st principle detection technique provides a predictable linear response
  • Complements mass spectrometry by fully characterizing isomers and compounds with low mass quant ions
  • “The VUV detector has proven itself with the ability to distinguish olefins and aromatics from aliphatics – that’s a killer application given the complexity and time involved using any other technique. The VUV detector’s ability to perform a more accurate and much more robust PIONA analysis is an important milestone in its ongoing success.”

    Bill Winniford, Fellow

    Bill Winniford, Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company, Houston, Texas, USA

  • “VUV spectroscopy adds a dimension that is complementary to mass spectrometry, offering selectivity that is difficult to otherwise obtain.”

    Hans-Gerd Janssen, Professor and Science Leader

    Hans-Gerd Janssen, Professor, University of Amsterdam, and Science leader, Unilever Research Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

  • “One of the main advantages of VUV detection for us appeared to be the ability to gain more specific molecular information…co-elutions that we know exist but cannot be identified with FID can be unraveled.”

    Pierre Giusti, Molecular Separation & Identification Service Manager, and Gaelle Jousset, Gas Chromatography Laboratory Manager

    Pierre Giusti, Molecular Separation & Identification Service Manager, and Gaelle Jousset, Gas Chromatography Laboratory Manager, Research & Development, TOTAL Refining & Chemicals, Normandy, France

  • “The VUV detector will be used as a universal, calibration-free tool that provides the relative quantitative values of distinct molecules in mixtures in a rapid manner.”

    Luigi Mondello, Chair of ISCC and GCxGC Conference in Riva del Garda, and Professor

    Luigi Mondello, Chair of ISCC and GCxGC Conference in Riva del Garda, and Professor, University of Messina, Italy

  • “One thing that I really like about VUV is that it can be considered a universal detector but with the advantage of being familiar to us. We all used UV spectrometers in school.”

    Nicholas Snow, Professor

    Nicholas Snow, Professor, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA

  • “Eliminates ionization inefficiencies that are encountered in mass spectrometry analysis."

    Mark R. Emmett, Ph.D.

    Mark R. Emmett, Ph.D. Professor, The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, UTMB Cancer Research Center

  • “An amazingly simple concept extended into a powerful spectral region."

    Tim Hossain, Ph.D.

    Tim Hossain, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, Cerium Laboratories

  • “The VUV detector is a powerful new tool in the GC toolbox."

    Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D.

    Kevin A. Schug, Ph.D. Professor & Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, The University of Texas at Arlington