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Volker Nischwitz
Science Leader, Speciation Analysis
LGC Limited, Queens Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8943 7454
+44 (0)20 8943 2767
Volker Nischwitz
volker.nischwitz@lgc.co.uk
The major focus is on reliable identification and accurate quantification of trace element species including nanoparticles in environmental and biological matrices. This is achieved by coupling separation techniques (HPLC, Field flow fractionation) with elemental detection (ICP-MS) and molecular detection (ESI-MS/MS) to obtain a high degree of species information on the basis of independent (orthogonal) methods. Special attention is paid to quality control of sample preparation (extraction), separation and detection for example by using isotope dilution techniques.   
  • Collision cell ICP-MS (Agilent 7500, Agilent 7700)
  • High resolution ICP-MS (Thermo Element 2)
  • Electrospray ion trap MS (Agilent 6300)
  • Agilent HPLC
  • Postnova Field flow fractionation
  • Hyphenated techniques
    • HPLC-ICP-MS
    • HPLC-ESI-MS
    • FFF-ICP-MS



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