Evaporative Light Scattering Detector
Enhanced Sensitivity for Trace Analysis
The ELSD-LTII utilizes a high-efficiency LED and enhanced digital signal treatment to minimize noise and deliver optimum sensitivity for trace analysis. An innovative cell design also reduces band broadening and allows sensitivity levels below 200 picograms. The high-performance optical detection system can also be used for combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening applications.
The new Low Temperature Evaporative Light Scattering Detector (ELSD-LTII) is an easy-to-operate, universal detector that identifies analytes with uniform sensitivity regardless of their spectroscopic properties. It is not a spectroscopic detector. Instead, it removes the mobile phase through evaporation and then makes a light scattering measurement of the dried analyte particles.
The ELSD-LTII is ideally suited for such applications as drug discovery, natural products development, combinatorial chemistry, and food and beverage. It will enable you to see all sample components, even semi-volatile compounds, down to the high picogram level.
The ELSD-LTII provides excellent performance during gradients for optimized separations and reduced run times. A unique cell design reduces band broadening to a level similar to UV-Vis detectors while its single mode, low-temperature operation (user defined from ambient 80°C) optimizes sensitivity for those analytes that are easily missed at higher evaporation temperatures typical of competing detectors.