Photonion is an innovative company dedicated to provide customized solutions for monitoring of chemicals using mass spectrometry with soft ionization methods such as photo ionization.


the key technology

Soft ionization methods, specially the ionization with UV light is prefered. The actual technology is based on one-photon ionization, based on an innovative vacuum ultraviolet light source. The advantage of this ionization method is that substances can be measured directly in complex mixtures. Time-consuming separation techniques combined with MS (e.g. GC) are not needed. That is why MS containing soft ionization is ideally suited for process monitoring and quality control. Another selective online UV-ionization technique is the Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) which is especially suitable for the detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).

VARIED applications

Gas analysis with the focus on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • industrial combustion
  • coffee roasting
  • process control
Particle analysis with the focus
on inorganic- and PAH- compound
  • ship exhaust
  • wood stove exhaust
  • car exhaust
Thermal analysis and characterization
of evolving gases by
soft ionization mass

Aerosol Analysis

  • Pyrolysis of wood
  • Coffee roasting
  • Pyrolysis of tobacco
  • Analysis of exhaust gases
    (engine, industrial combustion)
  • Breath analysis
  • Hyphenation to other instruments
  • smoking machin
Characterization of 
cigarette smoke

OUR products

Photonion offers different solutions based on soft ionization,
such as VUV-/UV-photoionization (SPI, REMPI) and mass spectrometry.
Photonion has already entered into strategic alliances for the
development and marketing of specific analysis systems.

Customized solutions

We also offer customized solutions taylored to your needs and requirements, using our state of the art technology and knowledge. Feel free to contact us.