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Q-TOF Ultima API Miscellaneous Electronics and Build overview

This document covers the TOF head electronics and build, the ion tunnels, and the source I analyser housing pin outs.

1 Ion Tunnel and TOF Head Information

The two ion tunnel generators are set up to track the MS1 mass program by being driven from Ihe rectifiedRF setting from the quad RF generator.

1.1 Ion Tunnel 1

Ion tunnel 1 (O.BMHz) uses what was the transport RF supply. II is fixed via software such thai il cannol provide more than 340Vp•p of RF at m/z 1200 or higher. II has an offset of 60Vp.p at m/z 2 and then ramps linearly from 60 to

320Vp.p from m/z 2 to 1200. ....

The DC voltage applied to aperture 1 is supplied from lens 3 on Ihe Analog PC B and is th e 0 to 1 V sl i.der AperllJre 1. The DC voltage for tu n nel 1 is suppl'ied from lens 2 on the Ana,log PCB and is the 0 to 250V slider Tunnei i, Lens 1 on the Analog PCB is used for the Sample Cone as on a QTOF2.

1.2 Ion Tunnel 2

Ion tunnel 2 is driven from a spare function on the 3886-202 or 3983-208 TOF pcb. It is again fixed via software such that it cannot provide more than 400Vp• p of RF at mfz 2000. It has an -offset of 200V p-p at m/z 0 and then ramps linearly from 200 to 400Vp•p from m/z'2 to 2000.

The DC voltage applied to tunnel 2 is supplied from lens 4 on Ihe Analog PCB and is the 0 to 1V slider Tunnet c. The DC vollage for aperture 2 is supplied from lens 5 on the Analog PCB and is conlrolled by the Collision slider (O to 200V).

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1.3 TOF Lid Pin-outs

ORTEe amplifier Fecdthro'

Headarnp box

TUNNEL Fe edthro'

Feedthro'

COLUS10N Feedthro'

pin 1 Entrance & 3rd grid pin 2 TOF (fflght ,ube) pin 3 Anode

pin 4 not used

pin 5 Z'" Rellecl'on (W mode) pin 6 Puller OC (resistor chain)

1.4 Pusher-Stack Wiring

puller pusher

~-----------------------c==~~

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1000 pF D

pin1 pin 6

100 Mil

100 Mil

The 1000 pf capacitor is rated at 6.3 kV. It should be connected to the second ring lens, not the first ring lens. The voltage of the first ring lens is too high for the capacitor, and could cause its failure.

1.5 Resistance Checks

The following resistance checks are carried out using a 500 V Megger:

Guard Ring Resistor chain

Measure 300 MQ between pins 2 and 6.

Reflectron

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Measure 378 MO between pin 2 and the reflectron feedthrough. 2nd Reflectron

Measure 400 MO between pins 2 and 5.

MCP

Measure 12 - 35 MQ between pin 2 (positive Megger lead) and pin 3. A resistance that is higher than this could indicate faulty MCPs (possibly ones which exhibit low gain). An infinite resistance (>999 MO) would indicate either destroyed MCPs (subjected to excess voltage) or disconnected internal wiring. Reversing the measurement should give the same measurement as there are no diodes within the wiring.

1.6 Pusher Stack (Mechanical)

Clamp plall>

M5 wavy washer

10 mrn ceramiC spacer

~ Eflitranca

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Aperture bl"""

5 mm ceramic spacer

0,7 mm metal plate 0.7 mm lens plate (50 mm aperture)

4 mm oeramrc spaoer 2.2 rnrn 70 Uin grid

201m}( O.2mm grid assy (mesh rlog on bettcrn)

4 mm ceramic spacer

Ring lens

4 mm ceramic spacer 2mm X 0.2m'" grid .ssy (mesh ring en lOp)

1 mm metal spacer

Pusher support plate

1.7 Pusher Voltages

The Q-TOF Ultima API is fitted with a "push-pull" pusher unit. This produces two separate pulsed outputs, a "pusher" pulse to the pusher plate and a "puller" pulse to the second grid. The third grid is not pulsed.

The use of this "push-pull" method allows an increased field gradient across the beam. This reduces the "turn around time," improving resolution. The

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energy spread of the ions in the pusher limits the resolution; the "turn around time" is a measure of this effect.

The voltages shown below (V mode) are present during the pusher pulse, in positive ion mode. Between pusher pulses, the pusher plate and second grid are at entrance voltage. The voltage on the pusher plate can be varied independently using the Offset 1 slider. The voltage on the second grid can be varied independently using the Offset 2 slider.

pusher plate third grid (70 Uin) second grid (2xO.2mm) second ring lens (LOW) first ring lens (HIGH) first grid (2xO.2mm)

________________ 900 V + entrance + offsel1

a v + entrance

---_ _ _ .. _--------

-650 V + entrance + offset 2

-3450 V + entrance

-6300 V + entrance

-9100 V + entrance

1.7 2nd Reflectron/Pusher Stack

lsi grid

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I 6 Way. Pin 5 I
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Ring lens I
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5 mm cerarnlc spacer l 100mQ I
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Ring lens
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3rd ,log len. (HIGH)

2nd ring len, (HIG H)

lsi "nglens (HIGH)

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1.8 MCPs Ortentatlorr- top view

MCP

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Galileo MCPs should be installed wllh the

orie ntatlon rn arks to lh e left and right, and f~cing down towards the Ion beam (reftectron)

pusher assembly

dynode

anode connector

MCP rear connector

1.9 MCPs Continuity Checks

Anode D.isk

C heck far no can Ii nully between anode and MCP

MCP

1.10 Connections to Anode and MCP anode

MCP

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The anode spring contact is bent up. to press against the anode. The Mep spring contact presses down on the Mep retaining ring.

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energy spread of the ions in the pusher limits the resolution; the "turn around lime" is a measure of this effecl

The voltages shown below (V mode) are present during the pusher pulse. in positive ion mode. Between pusher pulses, the pusher plate and second grid are at entrance voltage. The voltage on the pusher plate can be varied independently using the Offset 1 slider. The voltage on the second grid can be varied independently using the Offset 2 slider.

pusher plate third grid (70 Llin) second grid (2x02mm) second ring lens (lOW) first ring lens (HIGH) first grid (2xO.2mm)

_______________ 900 V + entrance + offset 1

o V + entrance

-650 V + entrance + offset 2

-3450 V + entrance

-6300 V + entrance

-9100 V + entrance

1_7 2nd Reflectron/Pusher Stack

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I 6 Way. Pin 5 I

5 mm ceramic spacer f90omo I
r-- Ring lena I
5 mm cerarotc spacer ~Qmo I
Ring Ie".
5 mm eerarnie spacer I 110mn I
I-- Ri.ng lens.
4 rnrn ceramic: spacer ]3£mo I
r-- 2mm x O.2mm grId assv
r-- (mesh'l"g~
Pusher support plate
'-- B.s. PI.le

3m ring lens IHIGH)

2nd ring lens (HIGH)

lSi ,109' len, (H IG H)

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1.11 TOF Detector

MCP

100 K

output signal

BNC elbow

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grounded hollow COne

Surge D

pm tactlon .

device

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anode Kaplan

insulator

2 nF

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L...-20-d-B--' union BNC elbow

~ attenuator

TOe

Note: A detector voltage of 2400 V puts about 2400 V across the MCP. The anode, Kapton insulator and solid cone together have a capacitance of - 200 pF.

1.12 20 dB Attenuator

The output from the TOF detector goes to an ORTEC preamp via a surge protection device and a 20 dB BNC at1enuator. To check the state of this attenuator, measure the resistance between the centre pin and case at each end. Both readings should be within the range 50 to 54 Q. A value of 58 Q or greater would indicate a failure. A failed attenuator can cause poor peak shape, or excessive baseline noise.

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1 .. 13 Wirin 9 B lock Diagram for TO F Head

G2 LID FeedLhro'

PUSHER.LlD ~

Phosphor TO F Feedthro'

Entrance & 3'· Grid,

r---o Aperture Block l 1- f-P_ush_er P_I~Le----l

~ Pusher Lens

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2'" Grid

r I 2'" ReAeclron, Pin 5

\ Puller DC, Pin 6

~==========~------~~------~ Bas;P-late- 3'" Ring Lens 2'" Ring

TOF Flight Tube, Pin 2 Anode, Pin 3

-Not Used-, Pin 4

ORTEC Amplifier I

Pu sh e r Ass y Base Plate

TOF Head Lid I

3" Grid

2'" Ring Lens

1" mng Lens

1~ Grid

1. ~ Ring Len s 1'" Grid

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Hollow Cone I L

Solid Cone

Anode

.~ 1"MCP

2"'MCP

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2.1 Source

2 Source I Analyser Housing Pln-outs

Q-TOF Ultima API Miscellaneous Electronic and Build overview

5

8W Fischer Plug

2.2 Probe Adjuster

Front Panel

2.3 Ion Tunnels

7W Ftscher Plug

1 Sample cone 2 -Not Used-

3 Thermocouple + 4 Thermocoupl.e- 5 Heater + 28 V

6 Heater return

7 not used

8 not used

7

pin 1 pin 2 pin 3 pin 4 pin 5 pin 6 pin 7 pin 8 pin 9 pin 10

source interlock source interlock thermocouple thermocouple link

link

thermocouple screen not used;

probe healer return probe-heater + 28 V

pin 1 pin 2 pin 3 pin 4 pin 5 pin 6 pin 7

aperture 1 RF Tunnell -not usedRF Tunnell RF Tunnel 2

collision energy/aperture 2 RF Tunnel.2

Source Housing

Fischer Plug

Ion Tunnel Housing

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2.4 APCI Probe

pin 1 Y source interlock

pin 2 N source interlock

pin 3 R thermocouple

pin 4 B thermocouple

pin 5 R thermal trip

thermocouple

pin 6 B thermallrlp

thermocouple

pin 7 thermocouple screen

pin 8 not used

pin 9 B probe heater return

pin 10 R probe healer + 28 V

2.6 Transport Lens

8

11W Fischer Plug

pin 1 pin 2 pin 3 pin 4 pin 5 pin 6 pin 7

-not usedAperture 2 AccV

Focus I Steering Focus I Steering Tube

Pre-filter

2.7 Collision RF Feedthrough

7\\, Fischer Pilig

pin 1 pin 2 pin 3 pin 4 pin 5 pin 6 pin 7

Fischer connection on housing

lnternal connections

Ground

Transport! Collision RF feed Gas cell body (linked to ground) Transport! Collision RF feed Exit Lens (Transport DC) Entrance Lens (Transport DC) Gas cell DC (linked to ground)

Analyser Housing

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3 Pusher I Puller Unit Assembly

MCP power supply
Puller Pusher
PCB Pusher power supply * PCB
- Entrance I--
star

Pull.er power supply
- -
Entrance Star Detail

4 3

00 o

1 2

11000PF 10 kV

Four-way Fischer Connector Detail (TOF ENT)

OJ pin 1 red enlrance
pin 2 blue offset 2
pin 3 green offsel 1
1
c pin4 yellow not used Entrance, Offset 1 and Offset 2 voltages enter the rear of the unit via a 4- way Fischer connector (pin1 = entrance, pin 2 = offset 2, pin 3 = offset 1).

The Entrance goes to the entrance star. The Offset 1 goes to the pusher PCB and the Offset 2 goes to the puller PCB, via the GOLD connectors.

The voltage to the low end of the internal resistor chain comes from the WHITE connector on the puller PCB.

There is no connection to the WHITE connector on the pusher PCB.

The pusher and puller power supplies are connected to their respective PCBs via the iRED and BLACK connectors (RED = positive, BLACK = negative). Their outputs are unstable at less than about 2.50 V.

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Warning: The resistor chain must always be connected to the puller PCB, or failing that, to ground. If the resistor chain (pin 6) is left un connected, the second ring lens will float up to TOF potential. This could lead to arcing to the second grid, and possible damage to the puller PCB.

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