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INDUCTIVE COUPLED PLASMA/MASS SPECTROSCOPY

 

Perkin Elmer Elan-DRC-e ICP-MS spectrometer

Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectrometry is a multi-element technique which is used for trace elemental analysis in the ppt-ppm concentration range. Solutions are introduced in an axial argon plasma torch. Elements are ionized and are transferred to a quadrupole mass spectrometer through a set of sample and skimmer  cones and a collision reaction cell (CRC cell) to correct for interferences. The quadrupole mass spectrometer is used as detector.   

Typical applications

  • Analysis of trace elements at the ppt level
  • Determination of trace concentrations of Cr, Cd, Pb and As in environmental samples and biological fluids
  • Determination of trace elements in dust
  • Quantitative analysis of trace elements
  • Analysis of ultrapure water
  • Determination of catalyst residues in polymers