The Analytical Section of the Norwegian Chemical Society invites scientists and users of science to this Third Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. We sincerely hope that you will respond positively to this invitation and call for papers. Please inform your colleagues about this opportunity to share and discuss their recent experiences and to be scientifically updated through a number of short courses given by international leading specialists in typical Norwegian informal surroundings. We look forward to your attendance at and participation in this scientific event.
By contrast to other plasma spectrochemistry meetings, the *FREE short courses* (2 hours duration) will be offered to all participants during the four day meeting which may be very attractive to participants to learn about and to be updated on plasma spectrochemistry. We are planning to organise 14 short courses, two or three in parallel each day, as part of the conference. This consept is ment to stimulate Nordic users of plasma based techniques to learn more about theoretical and practical issues as well as obtain specialists recommendations for methods improvements. Thus these short courses are also a unique opportunity for laboratory engineers to be updated.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge about recent developments and state-of-the-art knowledge in main areas of plasma spectrochemistry. The conference will bring together international participants experienced in fundamental aspects, instrumentation and applications in typical Norwegian informal settings to examine recent progress in this continuing growing field; approximately 100 participants are expected to attend.
Fundamental aspects and instrumental developments of:
- plasma sources (ICP, DCP, MIP, GD)
- plasma source atomic emission and mass spectrometry
- laser-assisted plasma spectrometry
- plasma source detectors in speciation analysis
- sample preparation, sample introduction and transport phenomena
Applications of plasma spectrochemistry in the analysis of:
- industrial products
- environmental and occupational pollutants
- food and agriculture products
- aquatic systems
- terrestrial/geological materials
- biological/clinical materials
- reference materials
- radioactive and stable element species
One day of Nordic Plasma 2008 is planned to be focused on recent developments in Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GD-MS) and related plasma based methods for analysis of solid materials, especially metals and metallurgical samples. New instrumental developments in GD-MS has revolutionised dramatically the analytical capabilities of this technique to simultaneously measure almost all elements from ppt to 100% levels in solid samples. Of special importance is this technique for the metal producing industry. This one day programme is under preparation.