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High Field Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron French National Network (FR FT-ICR)
Hosting Legal Entity
French National Center for Scientific Research / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
3 Michel-Ange street, CNRS, Paris, PO: 75794, Ile-de-France (France)
15, avenue Jean Perrin, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université Paris Sud, Bât. 349, Orsay, PO: 91405, Île-de-France (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2010
Scientific Description
This network of FT-ICR mass spectrometers is operated by the FR 3624 federation. Currently the network consists of six instruments located in six sites: Lille, Metz, Orsay, Palaiseau and Paris. The network aims to provide access to high magnetic field FT-ICR mass spectrometers to scientists with a need for very high resolution and very high mass accuracy measurements. The operation of the infrastructure is funded by the CNRS and by the local establishments. Access is provided to the scientific community based on a constantly open call for projects aimed mainly at the French scientific community but also open to European and extra-European projects. The projects are reviewed within one month by the review panel and access to an instrument should be provided within three months.

RI Keywords
Complex mixture analysis, Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry, High magnetic fields, Proteomics
RI Category
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Access to ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers

Users can access to instruments and use the instruments to perform mass spetrometric measurements.

Scientific Expertise in Mass Spectrometry

(Proteomics, environmental molecules, metabolomics, laser desorption, coupling with specific activation techniques, ...)

Bruker hybrid APEX, 7 Tesla, h-Q-h

Bruker hybrid APEX, 7 Tesla, h-Q-h at Université Paris Sud, Orsay. Ionisation methods: ESI and nanoESI Activation methods: CID in hexapole trap, SORI-CID, ECD, IRMPD with tunable IR sources (Infrared lasres (CO2, CLIO Free electron laser, OPO laser) for tunable infrared activation in the range from 500 to 4000 cm-1.

Bruker SolariX XR 12 T

Bruker SolariX XR 12 T hybrid h-Q-h at the Université de Rouen Normandie. Ionisation methods: ESI, APCI, APPI, MALDI Activation methods: CID, ETD, ECD, EID, EDD, IRMPD

IonSpec (Agilent), 9.4 T hybrid

IIonSpec (Agilent), 9.4 T hybrid with ESI q-Q-q and MALDI external source at the Université de Lorraine, Metz Ionisation methods: Electron impact (external source), ESI, nano ESI, LDI, MALDI (266 nm or 355 nm) Activation methods: CID in quadrupole cell, SORI-CID, IRMPD, ECD.

Bruker hybrid Solarix Qh-FT-ICR 7.0 T

Bruker hybrid Solarix Qh-FT-ICR 7.0 T at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Ionisation methods: ESI, nano-ESI Activation methods: CID in hexapole cell, SORI-CID, ECD/EDD/EID/ETD.

Bruker hybrid Solarix 9.4 T

Bruker hybrid Solarix 9.4 Tesla FT-ICR mass spectrometer located at the Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. Ionisation methods: ESI, nanoESI ou MALDI Activation methods : SORI-CID, IRMPD, ECD, ETD, UVPD Sample introduction and chormatographic systems: Advion Nanomate automated sample handler, Nano-LC system.

ThermoFinnigan, Hybrid LTQ-FT 7T

ThermoFinnigan, Hybrid LTQ-FT 7T ultra cell, linear trap / ICR cell located at the Plateforme Protéomique SMBP, CNRS USR3149, ESPCI, Paris. Ionisation methods ESI or nanoESI Activation methods : Linear trap CID, ECD and IRMPD Sample introduction, chromatographic coupling : NanoLC dual U3000 (LC/LC), routine nanoLC coupling Software: Standard proteomics analysis processing software (Bioworks, Mascot daemon) Additional equipment: Access to the IBISA platform for sample preparation or control.

Bruker hybrid SolariX, 9.4 Tesla, h-Q-h

Bruker hybrid SolariX , 9.4 Tesla, h-Q-h at the Université de Lille 1 Ionisation methods: nano ESI Activation methods: CID in hexapole cell, SORI-CID, IRMPD, ECD. Sample introduction and chromatographic coupling: NanoLC system with columns dedicated for proteins and peptides (inverse phase C4, C8, C18 and HILIC) Software: Proteomics : local Mascot server. Bioinformatics and quantitative data processing: Mascott Distiller, Progenesis LC Additional equipment: Access to the IBISA platform for sample preparation or control.

Access Type
Access Mode
Excellence Driven
Access Webpage
Number of Users
Number Year
42 2018
45 2017
31 2016
26 2015
31 2014
39 2013
34 2012
24 2011
Users Definition
Teams of individual researchers
User Demographics
Extra-European Users - 18.0% in 2018
European Users - 4.0% in 2018
National Users - 78.0% in 2018
Type of Users
Academic - 50.0%
Public research organisations - 33.0%
Non-profit organizations - 11.0%
Industry/private companies - 6.0%
Date of last update: 27/03/2019
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