inductively coupled plasma

The inductively coupled plasma (ICP) is the most widely used source for atomic emission and inorganic mass spectrometry. A "flame-like" plasma is sustained by means of a radiofrequency electric current via an induction coil (electrode-less) within a flowing plasma gas (mostly argon, but other gases such as Helium, Nitrogen or Air are principally possible). The plasma gas is transported into the discharge region via a quartz torch providing different channels structuring the gas-flow so that the high temperature plasma (ionised argon) does not melt the discharge container and the sample stream can be injected into the highly viscous plasma. The plasma with its very high temperature in the range of 7000-8000K efficiently desolvates, vaporizes, dissociates, atomizes, excites, and ionizes  samples introduced as gases, vapors or aerosols.  In this way, the ICP can be used as an atomizer and excitation source for atomic spectrometry (AES, AFS) or as an ion source for mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).   

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Trace element speciation for environmental analysis | EVISA's News
New Beryllium Reference Material for Occupational Safety Monitoring | EVISA's News
Agilent Technologies Offers New Learning Materials for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry | EVISA's News
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2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Special issue on "Advances in speciation techniques and methodology" available | EVISA's News
Triple Quad ICP-MS: Pushing the limits for quantitation of phosphorus and sulfur | EVISA's News
2nd International Conference on Ionization Principles in Organic and Inbotganic Mass Spectrometry | EVISA's Agenda of Events
Link database: UNEP - OpenWater: Magnesium
Instrument database: PerkinElmer Inc. - JANUSŪ Oil Prep Workstation
Link database: UNEP - OpenWater: Lead
New Agilent HPLC column for routine determination of arsenic species in human urine by HPLC-ICP-MS | EVISA's News
Material database: LGC Ltd. - LGC7330 - Selenomethionine enriched with 76Se
Bruker launched its new aurora Elite ICP-MS instrument with spectacular sensitvity specs | EVISA's News
Link database: UNEP - OpenWater: Manganese
Thermo Fisher Scientific Wins Five R&D 100 Awards | EVISA's News
Material database: Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project (CCRMP) - CPB-2 - Lead Concentrate
Impressions from the analytica 2016 in Munich | EVISA's News