TRACE 1800 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
The TRACE 1800 is a high-performance atomic absorption system. The combination of D2 and Smith-Hietfje background correction techniques alongside 1800 line/mm optic grating gives clear, consistent results. The instrument is supplied with an 8 lamp motorized array which offers the highest sensitivity on the market. The TRACE 1800 has the most versatile autosampler and combined with the fast dry technology completely removes sample splatter, shortens the analysis time and gives rise to unparalleled detection.
Features and Benefits
- |Peak Performance: The 300mm focal length, full wavelength range optics provide the highest levels of accuracy and reproducibility with unmatched sensitivity on the market.
- |Automatic switch between atomizer layouts: Using the software to change atomizer configurations removes the need for manual intervention, giving you complete ease of use.
- |Unparalleled background correction: Utilizing both the deuterium and Smith-Hieftje background correction yields high intensity and truly efficient, time reducing analysis. The 1000 Hz modulation frequency is used for essential accurate correction.
- |Quick and easy lamp upkeep: The lamps are easily accessible for simple adjustments and replacements, removing the need to completely disassemble the instrument.
- |Unrestricted throughput: The integrated autosampler is compatible with all types of labware on the market, giving you the confidence to stick with your tried and tested equipment.
|Wavelength Scan Rate|
8 Lamp 2-D Motorized Array
Standard GF Operation Monitor
|Patented Micro Volume Flame Analysis|
Sample volumes as low as 20µl for flame
Background interferences: The TRACE Series comes
complete with the following background correction
Online Dilution: This allows for the creation of calibration curves from standard solutions using the digital micro-piston pump. This dramatically decreases sample preparation times and potential contamination.
Autosampler: As one of most versatile autosamplers on the market, compatible with all types of third-party labware, you benefit from the complete comfort of being able to use nearly any size of vial or sample holder. Save staff time, reduce human error, and increase sample reproducibility.
Fast Dry Technology: Coupled with the auto-sampler, this allows for a single-sample processing time of under 30 seconds. With further adjustments of preheating and cooling temperatures, as well as injection speeds, drying times are further decreased.
Frequently Asked Questions
The AI 1200 atomic absorption spectrometer covers a wavelengths of 185 to 900 nm. All lines used in AAS fall into this wavelength range. (The highest analytical line used in AAS is 852.1 nm for Cs).
Yes. The AI 1200 atomic absorption spectrometer offers four different bandwidths; 0.2, 0.6, and 1.2 nm as well as a reduced height 0.6 band for GF operation. In AAS, sensitivity and linearity are improved by using narrower bandwidths. On the other hand, the selection of a bandwidth should also ensure that enough energy from the hollow cathode lamp passes through the optical system, thus achieving the highest possible signal-to-noise ratio. Because of the high performance of Aurora’s Hollow Cathode Lamps, a bandwidth of 0.2 nm can be used for the majority of AAS applications. The bandwidth of 1.2 nm is very rarely used.
A background absorption of up to 2.5 absorbance units with a changing rate of 10 absorbance units per second can be accurately corrected.
The AI 1200 atomic absorption spectrometer uses transversely heated graphite tubes. The unique design results in an extremely uniform temperature distribution over the entire length of the tube (known as spatially isothermal atomization).
Heating programs of up to 30 steps can be achieved. Each step can be programmed separately.
The typical sensitivity for mercury determination is 0.1-0.2 ng/ml at 1% absorption.
The Trace series of atomic absorption spectrometers uses both true double beam and single beam optics. The operator chooses which one to use in the control software.
Yes. The AISPEC software has an excel icon. When clicked, all the data created is exported directly into an excel file.
Yes. The Quality Control function permits easy deletion, re-runs, recalibration, over-range dilution, data transformation, and updating of results.
Yes. The multi-tasking environment delivers real-time signal display, full data storage, and the ability to export to LIMS and Microsoft software including Word and Excel for customized reporting tables and extensive statistical handling.