• Chemistry - Materials
  • Complex systems and software engineering
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Quality of life - Health - Food
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Réseau National de Spectrométrie de Masse FT-ICR à très haut champ

Research unit


The federation provides the French community with several FT-ICR mass spectrometry instruments along with its associated skilled network. The objective of the federation is to consolidate the scientific community in this field by ensuring the methodological, instrumental and computer development.


  • Mr Guillaume VAN DER REST
  • Mr Carlos AFONSO

Innovation themes

Map and access


Our research areas


- biological analysis
- proteomic analysis
- material science
- environmental analysis

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness
  • Other industry
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Académique et industrielle :
Six mass spectrometry platforms:
- Bruker SolariX XR 9.4 T, h-Q-h au LCM (X)
- Bruker hybride APEX, 7 T, h-Q-h au LCP (UPSaclay)
- IonSpec (Agilent), 9,4 T hybride en mode ESI q-Q-q au LMSCL (UL)
- Bruker SolariX XR 7 T, h-Q-h au IPCM (SU)
- Bruker SolariX XR 12 T, h-Q-h au COBRA (URouen)
- Bruker hybride APEX, 9,4 T, h-Q-h au MSAP (USTL)


Our results

Valuation offer

Recent developments in FT-ICR mass spectrometry make it an analytical tool of choice for a very large academic research community. The French teams with expertise in this field and with recent generation equipment (magnetic field of 7 or 9.4 Tesla) make available to the French and international community a portion of the available experience time (30%) as well as the skills and know-how necessary to carry out and use the experiments. This opening of the FT-ICR platforms was structured into a research infrastructure (RI) decentralized on the six sites equipped in 2010. A procedure of permanent call for tenders allows interested researchers to submit their project in a very flexible way and with minimal response time.

Projects examples

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

Ecole polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay, Université de Lorraine, Université Sorbonne, Université de Rouen, Université de Lille

Private collaborations

- collaboration with several companies in the energy and oil sectors, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, toxicological and environmental analyzes, film studios


Establishments of affiliation