1 December 1990 Elemental analysis of solids using laser-sampling inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
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Proceedings Volume 1318, Optical Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Techniques for the 1990s: Applications in Astronomy, Chemistry, and Physics; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22110
Event: Optical Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Techniques for the 1990s: Applications in Astronomy, Chemistry, and Physics, 1990, Las Cruces, NM, United States
Abstract
The coupling of laser ablative sampling with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has resulted in a very sensitive technique for rapid elemental analysis of virtually any solid material. ICP-MS is characterized by simple mass spectra, excellent detection limits, and the availability of isotope information. In laser sampling ICP-MS, the output of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser is focused onto the surface of a solid sample, and the resulting vaporized material is transported to the ICP-MS, which serves as the detector. Sample materials that have been investigated include ceramics, archaeological artifacts, and geological powders. Results for these and other "difficult" samples will be presented and discussed.
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James W. Hager, "Elemental analysis of solids using laser-sampling inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry", Proc. SPIE 1318, Optical Spectroscopic Instrumentation and Techniques for the 1990s: Applications in Astronomy, Chemistry, and Physics, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22110; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22110
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