The Bruker Impact q-TOF will undergo a significant hardware upgrade and become a Impact HD on Monday February 3 and February 4 . This upgrade involves the installation of a more powerful turbo pump for better vacuum, and the change of the digitizer from a 8 bit to a 10 bit board. What this means for us is that we will now have significantly higher dynamic range, and better sensitivity for proteins. The detector will not saturate as easily with concentrated samples, letting us see the low level components in a complex mixture. Unfortunately, due to this scheduled event, we will be unable to process samples on the Bruker q-TOF on Monday and Tuesday.
January 31, 2014