We have distilled critical knowledge of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry applications and instrumentation into this exciting and interactive short course. You will learn the absolute essentials of the technique and, using our unique multi-media examples and tutorial exercises, you will immediately enjoy the benefits on your return to your laboratory.
We limit numbers to 12 per course so that each delegate gets the opportunity to ask questions and fully participate in tutorial exercises
When delivered on-site we can design the course material to suit your specific training needs
Customisable written assessments are available if required
A course designed to highlight the powerful possibilities of GC analysis with mass spectral detection. Tuning and tune reports will be explained and instruction given in the use of tune reports as a powerful diagnostic tool.
The functionality of the MS will be discussed in detail including principles of quadrupole and ion trap mass filters. Ion detection devices will be explained and the use of electron impact and chemical ionisation sources will be investigated with applicability to practical situations. GC Parameters will also be considered with operation and troubleshooting of inlets and columns explained.
Who is this course for Users of GC-MS equipment, or anyone interested in learning the analytical capabilities afforded by this type of instruments.
Previous knowledge No previous knowledge of mass spectrometry is necessary, but an understanding of the fundamentals of gas chromatography is beneficial.
What you will learn
How the different components of the mass spectrometer work with the gas chromatograph, from the transfer line to the vacuum pumps
How ions are produced, filtered and detected, and the alternative ways different instruments achieve this
How tuning affects the instrument and the data generated, and how to benefit from this knowledge
The rich plethora of information that can be acquired and how to optimise instrument settings for high data quality
Column configurations for GC-MS
Sample loading and stationary phase choice
Flow rate considerations
The transfer line
The ion source explained
Modes of ionisation
Electron impact / chemically induced ionization, examples and fragmentation
Why use vacuum?
Controlling and monitoring vacuum
Quadrupole mass analysis explained Ion traps explained