What is On-line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry?

On-line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (OEMS) is an advanced analytical technique that combines electrochemical methods with mass spectrometry. It enables real-time monitoring and analysis of evolved gases during electrochemical processes and is an extension of Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (DEMS). OEMS plays an important role in various scientific fields, offering valuable insights into reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and the behaviour of electroactive…

Understanding the Importance of Contaminant Analysis in Thin Film Engineering

Thin films are prevalent in a range of technological applications, from packing materials to medical devices. Because of the unique properties of these films, they have significantly enhanced many industries and opened doors to innovative solutions. However, for thin films to perform optimally, the issue of contaminants must first be addressed. Read more

RF plasma sputtering in an ITER-relevant first mirror unit

Metallic first mirrors (FMs) make up important components in many of the optical diagnostic systems in the fusion reactor ITER. They are responsible for directing the light from the fusion plasma towards the diagnostic sensors through an optical labyrinth to prevent neutron leakage….

Hiden Analytical Unveils Breakthrough Technique for Lithium-Ion Battery Research

Hiden Analytical, a leading provider of advanced scientific instrumentation, today announced the successful application of its Quadrupole Focused Ion Beam Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (FIB-SIMS) for lithium-ion battery research. This ground-breaking technique offers unparalleled sensitivity and resolution for low mass detection of lithium, significantly advancing the study of lithium-ion batteries. Read more

Continuous and Accurate Reaction Monitoring with Real-Time Analysis

Real-time analysis using mass spectrometry instruments enables constant qualitative and quantitative information on chemical concentrations or the formation of new species in an active reaction mixture [1]. This is particularly important in biotech and fermentation processes, which require carefully balanced oxygen uptake and carbon production rates for optimal yields. Real-time gas analysis also benefits atmospheric monitoring and the evaluation of…

Unveiling the Secrets of Lithium-Ion Batteries with FIB-SIMS

The rapid growth of the electric vehicle market and the increasing demand for portable electronics have driven the need for advanced energy storage systems. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have emerged as a promising solution due to their high energy density, long cycle life, and low self-discharge rate. However, to further improve their performance and safety, a deeper understanding of…

Products for Electrochemistry

The Hiden HPR-40 DEMS is a bench top or mobile cart mounted module for analysis of dissolved species in electrochemistry. The system is modular and adaptable. The system includes two differential electrochemical mass spectrometry ‘DEMS’ cell inlets, designed for material/catalysis studies,…

The Basics of Process Gas Analysis in Chemical Vapor Deposition

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes rely on process gases for the transport of volatile precursors and byproducts. Performing process gas analysis on exhaust streams in CVD applications provides insight into the chemical reactions that occur at the surface of the substrate, enabling CVD processes to be monitored and optimized. In this article, we’re looking at the fundamentals of CVD and…