Mass Spectrometer - Thermo Scientific Exploris 120

The Thermo Orbitrap Exploris 120 is a high-resolution mass spectrometer that operates over a mass range of m/z 40 - 3,000 and is coupled to a Vanquish Core UHPLC system to perform LC-MS analysis.  The UHPLC has a dedicated diode array detector (DAD):  An 8 channel, sing beam, UV-VIS (190-800 nm) detector with 3D detection, sampled at up to 125 Hz.  The Mass spectrometer, using an orbitrap analyzer, is capable of up to 120,000 FWHM mass resolving power (at m/z 200), a < 1 ppm mass error, and offers sensitivities on the order of femtograms.  The orbitrap detector also allows for a large dynamic range of up to >5,000, with the instrument electronics capable of high scan rates and polarity switching.  In addition, the instrument is capable of different MS/MS experiments in order to elucidate molecular structures of small molecules.  Both heated electrospray and nanospray flex ion sources are available for the Exploris 120 mass spectrometer, offering a wide range of flow rates (mL to μL) for sample introduction.

Image of Mass Spectrometer - Thermo Scientific Exploris 120
Manufacturer: Thermofisher Scientific
Instrument name: Thermo Scientific Vanquish UHPLC and Exploris 120 Mass Spectrometer
Year acquired: 2022
Location: Parsons Hall, Room W118

Principal Scientist:  Philip Place

The Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Exploris 120 electrospray ionization mass spectrometer with Vanquish Core ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography system (UPLC ESI-MS) is managed by the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) and was purchased with funds awarded to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Award # 1026942).



The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

Contact Information

Philip Place
Parsons Hall Rm W123E
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 862-1030


UNH Rates:
$54.00/hr assisted
$11.00/hr unassisted

Non-UNH Academic Rate:
$108.00/hr assisted
$22.00/hr unassisted

Industry Rate:
$120.00/hr assisted