The VGA-101 is the latest advancement in vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) detection featuring an expanded wavelength spectrum and a higher allowable maximum operating temperature.  It builds on the innovations pioneered by the world’s first benchtop VUV spectrometer, the VGA-100.  The VGA-100 is a universal mass-sensitive gas chromatography (GC) detector that provides both qualitative and quantitative data with excellent sensitivity and selectivity.  The VGA-101 was designed as a next generation detector that addresses advanced application requirements.

Learn more about the latest innovation in Vacuum Ultraviolet spectroscopy.

An expanded wavelength spectrum of 120 – 430 nm provides unique selectivity for complex structures such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The ability to operate the VUV detector as high as 430 °C allows the analysis of high boiling point compounds.

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UNIVERSAL DETECTION 

  • Nearly everything has a unique absorption fingerprint in the VUV spectrum

MEASUREMENT PARAMETER FLEXIBILITY FOR ADVANCED GC ANALYSIS

  • Data collection from 120 – 430 nm
  • Operating temperature heating up to 430 °C for high boiling point compound analysis.

UNIQUE SELECTIVITY ALLOWS UNAMBIGUOUS COMPOUND IDENTIFICATION

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

EXCELLENT MEASUREMENT OF SENSITIVITY

  • Consistently low picogram limits of detection
  • Spectral filters increase analyte sensitivity in targeted wavelength regions

DATA IS BOTH HIGHLY QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE

  • Mass sensitive measurement of individual components within complex mixtures
  • Spectral data provides unique fingerprint for all compounds measured

NON-DESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS

  • No ionization required, analyze intact molecules

RELIABLE & EASY TO USE

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

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AWARD WINNING VGA-101


VGA-101 KEY FEATURES


A Wider Wavelength Detection Range Provides New Spectroscopic Data

A VUV spectrum comparison of acene
compounds with increasing benzene ring count

Provides key insight into multi-ring aromatic
compounds which was previously unavailable

Higher Temperature Range for High Boiling Point Compound Analysis

Absorbance spectrum of a complex
hydrocarbon mixture analyzed at 430 °C

VUV detection of xylene at
a concentration <10 pg

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