Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique for the identification, characterization and quantification of minute quantities of analytes in pure form or in complex mixtures. The North Carolina State University Mass Spectrometry Facility (NCSU MSF), located on the ground floor of Dabney Hall, offers a variety of mass spectrometers providing analysis through an array of methods for sample introduction, ionization and mass measurement. Our mass spectrometers include the following: Thermo Fisher Scientific LTQ Orbitrap XL, Agilent Technologies 6210 LC-TOF, Agilent Technologies 5975 GC/MS, Thermo Fisher Scientific TSQ Quantum Discovery MAX Triple Quadrupole MS, Agilent Technologies GCD and AB Sciex 5800 MALDI-TOF/TOF MS.
The facility provides a range of services to all University faculty, staff and students. We are involved in the analysis of high molecular weight biological analytes such as peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, complex lipids and carbohydrates, as well as synthetic polymers and small molecules.