This application note focuses on the creation and use of gradient ballistic methods.
Ballistic methods are useful when analysis speed is important. They can improve sample throughput and turnaround times for both routine sample analyses and during regular performance monitoring. Ballistic methods can be created easily from simple pressure/flow measurements and some trial injections with a few different normalized gradient slopes.
Combining ballistic methods with the convenient and easy-to-use UPC2 QC Reference Material allows analysts to spend the minimum time necessary confirming proper system operation before running their valuable samples. This gives greater confidence in the experimental results generated.