TRACE AI 1200 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

The TRACE AI1200 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer is a fast and accurate system. Features such as the fast dry technology alongside the optional autosampler completely removes sample splatting, this details better detection whilst considerably shortening analysis time. Taking advantage of the multiple atomizer configurations allows for high-intensity analysis whilst providing the ultimate ease of use within multiple applications settings such as environmental, agricultural and clinical, as well as high throughput labs. The TRACE AI1200 features 300mm focus length and Czerny-Turner 1200 line/mm grating optics, this paired with both D2 and Smith-Hietftje background correction gives rise to greater performance.

Features and Benefits

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Peak performance: The 185-900nm wavelength provides the highest levels of accuracy and reproducibility with unmatched sensitivity on the market.

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Automatic switch between atomizer layouts: Using the software to change atomizer configurations removes the need for manual intervention, giving you complete ease of use.

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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.

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Quick and easy lamp upkeep: The lamps are easily accessible for simple adjustments and replacements, removing the need to completely disassemble the instrument.

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Unrestricted throughput: The optional autosampler is compatible with all types of labware on the market, giving you the confidence to stick with your tried and tested equipment.

Independently Validated

Dr. Tayyebeh Madrakian from Bu-Ali Sina University is using the TRACE AI1200 to conduct Atomic Absorption Spectrometry of heavy metal ions.

View the full journal validation to see how the TRACE AI1200 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer is producing highly visible peaks, demonstrating incomparable reproducibility of all metal ion samples.

Qiant-Sheng Wua has published to the Journal of Scientia Horticulturae using the TRACE AI1200 determining the absorption of K+ ions over Na+ ions in trifoliate orange.

View the full journal validation to see how the TRACE AI1200 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer is being used for all sample types.





TRACE AI1200 Plus

System Configuration F/GF, F/GF/VG F, F/GF, F/VG, F/GF/VG
Optics Czerny-Turner mounted with 1200 line/mm grating Czerny-Turner mounted with 1800 line/mm grating
Focus Length 300 mm Focus Length Aberration corrected 300 mm Focus Length
Lamps 6 Lamp Turret 8 Lamp Turret
GF Video Optional GF Monitor Optional GF Monitor
Patented Micro Volume Flame Analysis N/A N/A
Autosampler Integrated Autosampler Optional Autosampler


Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Background interferences: The TRACE Series comes
complete with the following background correction

  • Deuterium
  • Smith-Hieftje
Calibration Curve - Online Dilution - Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

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.

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Autosampler

Autosampler: The optional autosampler is the most versatile on the market, it is compatible with all types of labware giving you the complete comfort of being able to stick with your tried and tested labware.

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

Fast Dry Technology: Coupled with the auto-sampler this allows the processing time of one sample in under 30 seconds. Adjusting the preheating, cooling temperatures and injection speeds, drying times are decreased.

Frequently Asked Questions

The AI 1200 atomic absorption spectrometer covers a wavelength range 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. We also carry 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 1.0 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.

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