​​​​​​​​HelEx II Tunable 2-Volume LA-ICP-MS Cell SystemOne cell for all applications - compatible with all CETAC laser ablation platforms​

Capacity, speed and precision are what drive sample cell R&D at Teledyne Photon Machines and define the HelEx II. We took the original HelEx, the industry’s most peer reviewed and published cell developed and licensed by the Australian National University, in a new direction and made it better. The design improvements were vetted in Teledyne’s extensive ICP-MS laboratory and its performance confirmed by experienced users worldwide.

Why? Recent demand for higher throughput, ranging in application from running a thousand or more zircons unattended to mapping (imaging) elemental concentrations over areas of tissues and rocks, calls for larger cells with faster washout and uniform signal intensity throughout. This allows the signal intensity and washout to be optimized to the type of analysis and to the specific make and model of ICP-MS.

 Literature References

Publications showing our products in use. Click column headers to filter and sort. Links to third party sites.
Trace element mapping of high-pressure, high-temperature experimental samples with laser ablation ICP time-of-flight mass spectrometry - Illuminating melt-rock reactions in the lithospheric mantle
Bussweiler et al.
Matching sensitivity to abundance: high resolution immuno-mass spectrometry imaging of lanthanide labels and endogenous elements in the murine brain
Clases et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2020Biological
Analytical performance of a high-repetition rate laser head (500 Hz) for HR LA-ICP-QMS imaging
Sala et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2020Fundamentals
Two-stage late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous hydrothermal activity in the Sakar unit of Southeastern Bulgaria
Szopa et al.
Insights into the selection of 2D LA-ICP-MS (multi) elemental mapping conditions
van Elteren et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2019Fundamentals
The application of trace elements and Sr-Pb isotopes to dating and tracing ruby formation: The Aappaluttoq deposit, SW Greenland
Krebs et al.
Chemical Geology2019Geological
Arraying of single cells for quantitative high throughput laser ablation ICP-TOF-MS
Löhr et al.
Analytical Chemistry2019Biological
Deep magma storage revealed by multi-method elemental mapping of clinopyroxene megacrysts at Stromboli volcano
Ubide et al.
Frontiers in Earth Science2019Geological
LA-ICP-TOF-MS for rapid, all-elemental and quantitative bioimaging, isotopic analysis and the investigation of plasma processes
Bauer et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2019Biological
Ultrafast, > 50 Hz LA-ICP-MS spot analysis applied to U–Pb dating of zircon and other U‐bearing minerals
Chew et al.
Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research2019Geological
Quantitative Data Extraction from Orthopyroxene Trace Element Maps and Its Potential to Examine the Formation of the UG2 Unit , Bushveld Complex
Brodbeck et al.
On-line reverse isotope dilution analysis for spatial quantification of elemental labels used in immunohistochemical assisted imaging mass spectrometry by LA-ICP-MS
Clases et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2019Biological
MMP-11 as a biomarker for metastatic breast cancer by immunohistochemical-assisted imaging mass spectrometry
Gonzalez de Vega et al.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry2019Biological
An image mapping approach to U-Pb LA-ICP-MS carbonate dating and applications to direct dating of carbonate sedimentation
Drost et al.
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems2018Geological
Doubling Sensitivity in Multicollector ICPMS Using High-Efficiency, Rapid Response Laser Ablation Technology
Craig et al.
Analytical Chemistry2018Fundamentals
Capabilities of laser ablation – ICP-TOF-MS coupling for isotopic analysis of individual uranium micrometric particles
Ronzani et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2018Geological
Considerations on data acquisition in laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry with low-dispersion interfaces
Van Malderen et al.
Spectrochimica Acta Part B2018Fundamentals
Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of the Tissue-Specific Multielemental Distribution within Ceriodaphnia dubia via Multimodal Registration Using Laser Ablation ICP-Mass Spectrometry and X-ray Spectroscopic Techniques
Van Malderen et al.
Analytical Chemistry2017Biological
Fast Multi-Element LA-icpTOF Mapping of Gold Grains: Application Note
Borovinskaya et al.
LA icpTOF – A Reliable Tool for Rapid Elemental Imaging of Carbonates: Poster EWCPS 2017
Stremtan et al.
High-Speed Elemental Imaging of Cisplatin-Perfused Tissue with Laser Ablation-icpTOF: Application Note
Borovinskaya et al.
Rare earth element partitioning and subsolidus exchange behaviour in olivine
Stead et al.
Chemical Geology2017Geological
A new approach to laser-ablation inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) using the flexible map interrogation tool ‘Monocle’
Petrus et al.
Chemical Geology2017Software
Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for quantitative mapping of the copper distribution in liver tissue sections from mice with liver disease induced by common bile duct ligation
Costas-Rodriguez et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2017Biological
Three-dimensional reconstruction of the tissue-specific multi-elemental distribution within Ceriodaphnia dubia via multimodal registration using laser ablation ICP-mass spectrometry and X-ray spectroscopic techniques
Van Malderen et al.
Analytical Chemistry2017Biological
Fast high-resolution LA-ICP-MS imaging of the distribution of platinum- based anti-cancer compounds in multicellular tumor spheroids
Theiner et al.
Analytical Chemistry2017Biological
Imaging the 3D trace metal and metalloid distribution in mature wheat and rye grains via laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry and micro-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Van Malderen et al.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry2017Biological
Laser Ablation and Inductively Coupled Plasma – Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry — A Powerful Combination for High-Speed Multielemental Imaging on the Micrometer Scale
Bussweiler et al.
LA-ICP-MS elemental mapping of pyrite : An application to the Palaeoproterozoic atmosphere
Zhou et al.
Precambrian Research2017Geological
Quantitative determination and subcellular imaging of Cu in single cells via laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry using high-density microarray gelatin standards
Van Malderen et al.
Analytical Chemistry2016Biological
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The HelEx II is compatible with all Teledyne Photon Machines laser ablataion systems.