Argus VI™

Measure all five argon isotopes simultaneously with the Thermo Scientific™ Argus VI™ static vacuum mass spectrometer (SVMS). The field-proven, state-of-the-art Argus VI system is a high-precision solution for the analysis of small quantities of argon and other noble gases. Its compact footprint, extremely robust design, excellent ion optics and industry leading control software make this magnetic sector SVMS analyzer a fit for any laboratory, no matter the size or throughput

Advance your Research with a Total Argon Solution

  • Gain class-leading sensitivity from the low (~700cc) internal volume
  • Increase productivity and reduce analysis time through simultaneous analysis of all five argon isotopes, with no peak jumping
  • Enable multiple dynamic measurements from the unique beam deflect technology
  • Long life instrumentation thanks to use of Faraday detectors for the majority of analyses
  • Improve performance with high count rates coupled with extremely low noise from the CDD multiplier technology


  • Helix MC Plus™

    Measure any five isotopes of neon, argon, krypton or xenon simultaneously at new levels of resolution with the Thermo Scientific™ Helix MC Plus™ multicollector noble gas mass spectrometer, the ultimate noble gas solution. Its high-resolution magnetic sector analyzer with 35 cm, 120 degree extended geometry ion optics make it the most advanced static vacuum mass spectrometer (SVMS) for the isotopic analysis of small samples of the noble gases

    Advanced Noble Gas Solution

  • Resolve many hydrocarbon interferences with the standard resolution detector (>750 @ 10% peak valley), or chose the optional high-resolution detector for even greater clarity (>1500 @ 10% peak valley)
  • Reduce analysis times and increase productivity through the simultaneous measurement of up to five isotopes; no peak jumping required
  • Gain ultra-high-resolution from the large-radius ion optics geometry combined with innovative ion optical elements
  • Improve accuracy with incredible levels of sensitivity, enabled by a new X- & Z-focused Nier-type bright source
  • Easily measure peak jumps when needed (e.g. helium isotopes)
  • Enable the measurement of a wide and dynamic range of sample concentrations via the highly advanced, combined Faraday multiplier (CFM) detector
  • Conduct the majority of analyses on long-life Faraday detectors thanks to amplifier innovations


  • Helix SFT™

    Achieve ultimate helium isotope analysis with the Thermo Scientific™ Helix SFT™ split flight tube noble gas mass spectrometer. This compact but powerful magnetic sector static vacuum mass spectrometer (SVMS) is capable of the high-precision analysis all noble gas isotopes, but is ideally suited to the simultaneous collection of the isotopes helium 3 and helium 4

    Innovations That Make a Total Helium Solution

  • Simultaneous analysis of helium isotopes, without peak jumping, reduces analysis time and improves throughput
  • Nier-type ion source provides excellent sensitivity while maintaining a low trap / total emission ratio for long filament life and low source temperatures
  • Extremely low internal volume enhances sensitivity
  • Low-mass collector includes a 50 mm 90 degree energy filter that enables the system to measure extremely large ratios without peak tailing—abundance sensitivity is < 1 ppb (3 contribution from 4)
  • Excellent low-mass resolution completely separates helium 3 from HD and H3+ interferences
  • Innovative amplifier technology enables the majority of analyses to be done with long-life Faraday detectors