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Facilities and Research Centers

Core Mass Spectrometry Facility

Welcome to the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The CMS is located in Dunbar Hall and is equipped with a GC-Mass Spectrometer and a Waters Synapt G2-Si high resolution Mass Spectrometer.

The CMS provides services for the needs of research groups within the university. The facility also provides services for those outside NDSU.

Waters Synapt G2-Si Mass Spectrometer

Synapt G2-Si HDMS with ESI source combines StepWave and UPLC separtions with Quantitative Time of Flight (QuanToF) technologies, for the highest peak capacity and data quality. StepWave is the most sensitive and robust ion source available through its unique ability to 'actively' select ions and 'passively' reject neutral contaminants. The resolving quadrupole is available in 4KDa, 8KDa (8KDa is installed by default for our machine).

TriWave Ion Mobility capable: The dual collision cell arrangement of TriWave enhances MS/MS possibilities, by providing Collision Induced Dissociation (CID) fragmentation with high resolution and accurate mass measurements.

The MALDI SYNAPT G2-Si MS System enables you to produce optimal results for imaging, chemical materials characterization, proteomics and pharmaceutical applications. The MALDI SYNAPT G2-Si is powered by a solid state laser with a repetition rate of 2.5KHz to maximize the speed analysis. The laser spot size can be selected for optimizing sensitivity and speed of analysis, or for maximizing spatial resolution in Imaging studies. Due to the orthogonal geometry of the Tof analyzer, the source is decoupled from the mass analysis. So, unlike axial MALDI-Tof or Tof/Tof instruments, this ensures that high resolution and accurate mass are achieved in both MS and MS/MS modes across a wide mass range.