VUV Analytics’ vision is to enable new science and better processes by harnessing the unique capabilities of VUV technology.  VUV Analytics manufactures universal vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectroscopic detectors that provide a new dimension of chemical analysis accuracy. VUV light creates unique spectral signatures in the gas phase that result in unambiguous compound identification and quantitative analysis across a wide spectrum of complex applications.  Unlike legacy GC detectors, VUV detection delivers scalable data analysis automation with reduced analytical error and higher analytical throughput.

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A more accurate approach to compound identification and quantitative analysis

  • VUV spectral fingerprints are specific to chemical structure and unique for every compound
  • Constitutional isomers can be distinguished despite structural similarities
  • Analyte co-elution is resolved through spectral deconvolution, ensuring quantitative accuracy

Multiple Co-Elution

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VUV universal detectors solve common GC separation challenges

  • GC runtimes can be dramatically shortened through flow rate enhanced chromatographic compression and spectral deconvolution of co-eluting analytes
  • Complements mass spectrometry by differentiating isomers and completely characterizing compounds with low mass quantitation ions
  • Compound class characterization delivers new data analysis capabilities for samples in complex matrices

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Delivers the analytical sophistication of an R&D tool with production-level ease of use

  • As easy to operate as flame ionization detectors (FID) with the data quality of a mass spectrometer
  • The intuitive linear relationship between concentration and absorbance (Beer-Lambert Law) eliminates analytical guesswork
  • Compound class characterization lends itself data analysis automation, resulting in faster time to data


All gas phase compounds absorb in the VUV spectrum with the exception of typical carrier gases argon, helium, and hydrogen. VUV light probes electronic transitions in most chemical bond categories including ground state to excited state σ→ σ* and π→ π*.  VUV spectra reflect the absorbance cross section of compounds and are specific to their chemical composition and structural arrangement.  VUV detection delivers unparalleled isomer selectivity and resolves analyte co-elution through spectral deconvolution.  VUV detectors are intended for gas chromatography and streaming gas applications.


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VUV detectors are compatible with GCs from most major manufacturers including Agilent, Thermo Fisher, Perkin Elmer, Shimadzu, and Scion


Unmatched compound selectivity

  • Easily deconvolve co-eluting analytes
  • Clear and easy isomer differentiation
  • Baseline chromatographic resolution not required

Excellent measurement sensitivity

  • Consistently low picogram limits of detection

Data is both highly quantitative and qualitative

  • Mass sensitive measurement of individual components
  • VUV data provides unique spectral fingerprints for all compounds

Reliable & Easy to use

  • No ionization required
  • No routine maintenance necessary, no vacuum pumps
  • No calibration required – 1st principle detection provides a predictable linear response

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