The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
elemental mass spectrometry
In elemental mass spectrometry, a technique used mostly for inorganic
materials, the elemental composition of a sample is determined
than the structural identities of its chemical constituents.
mass spectrometry provides quantitative information about the
of those elements. The ion source used in elemental MS is
an atmospheric-pressure discharge such as the inductively
(ICP) or a moderate-power device such as the glow-discharge
In either case, the decomposition of the sample into its
atoms and ionization of those atoms occurs in a specially
The resulting atomic-ion beam is then separated or sorted by a
spectrometer and the signal as a function of m/z used to
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