The Thermo-Finnigan ELEMENT2 is a High Resolution mass spectrometer, where the ions are generated by means of an Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). The instrument has been designed for fast multi-element-analyses in the low, medium, and high resolution.
The mass range is 5 - 260 Dalton. The mass resolution (three fixed settings) of >300, >4.000 and >10.000 resolve most of the overlapping interferences. This increases the sensitivity and brings the detection limit down to trace level in the ppt to ppq-range.