Hiden Analytical Ltd.

Hiden Analytical Ltd.

We design, develop and manufacture quadrupole mass spectrometers for advanced research applications and specialist process monitoring. Our quadrupole mass spectrometers are available in a broad range of configurations for gas / vapour analysis, residual gas analysis, plasma ion analysis, UHV surface science , thermal analysis and surface analysis. Hiden mass spectrometers are configured for mass ranges:100, 200, 300, 510, 1000, 2500 and 5000 AMU, providing for analysis of the widest variety of volatile organic, metal organic and inorganic compounds. Hiden mass spectrometer control software provides for fast real time data acquisition over 10 decades dynamic range. Our bespoke design service provides for client interactive development of solutions to meet specific requirements.

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420 Europa Boulevard Gemini Business Park , Warrington , WA5 7UN United Kingdom
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Industry Type:
Air Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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Our product range includes:

  • Systems for precision gas analysis for real time , multiple gas/vapour analysis with dynamic range from PPB to 100%.
  • Plasma diagnostics by direct measurement of plasma ions and ion energies.
  • SIMS probes for UHV surface science, and etch end point detection. Integrated complete surface analysis SIMS systems with automated analysis.
  • A range of micro furnace reactors for catalyst research for making temperature programmed analysis with techniques including TPO/TPD/TPR and TPRx.
  • Our bespoke design service provides for client interactive development of solutions to meet specific requirements
Technology: By working in partnership with customers continue to develop, and bring to manufacture, leading edge products which in turn will increase our customer’s analytical capability and enhance the quality of their products.

Product Design : Continually design products with ever increasing standards of technology and quality which extend the technical capability of our customers.

People : Encourage all Hiden personnel to grow in customer awareness towards our goal of Total Customer Satisfaction.

Continuous Improvement : Achieve measurable continuous improvements in all aspects of the Scientific Instrument business – strive for perfection in product and operation.

Customer driven quality is the foundation and driving force of Hiden Analytical with the goal of Total Quality – a goal that is the focus of our Quality Manual and Procedures.


Our quadrupoles provide analysis of :

  • Residual gases and vapours in vacuum and ultra high vacuum
  • Gases and vapour in vacuum process, in process at pressures up to atmospheric pressure, and in processes with pressure up to 30bar
  • Volatile organic vapours
  • Metal vapours
  • Metal organic vapours
  • Dissolved species in liquids
  • Plasma ions, neutrals and radicals
  • Secondary ions in SIMS surface analysis
  • Species analysed as ions, positive and negative, neutral and neutral radical species


How we analyse :

  • Advanced mass spectrometric techniques coupled with sampling systems that enable sensitive, stable and high resolution results
  • Capillary inlet – Quartz inert capillary-QIC
  • Multiple stream analysis
  • Direct orifice sampling
  • Molecular beam supersonic sampling
  • Cross beam source sampling
  • Solid insertion probe
  • Dissolved species probe
  • Custom engineered systems for special applications


What the results tell us :

  • Species identification in conjunction with library database information
  • Quantitative partial pressure measurement
  • Accurate Quantitative gas composition measurement
  • Trend analysis – transients analysed at millisecond rates, time resolved measurements in pulsed processes measured in the microsecond time frame
  • Concentration of dissolved gases in liquids
  • Direct analysis of vapour/solid interactions
  • End point detection in ion beam etch applications
  • Depth profile information from our SIMS analysers
  • Elemental mapping and surface imaging from our SIMS analysers
  • Static SIMS for surface contamination analysis