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Selecting the Right ICP Solutions For Your Applications

ICP solutions are analysis techniques involving multiple elements that use an inductively coupled plasma source to separate a sample into its constituent atoms or ions. Then the ions may be detected in a mass analyzer or they can be excited to a level at which they emit light of a distinctive wavelength.

ICP solutions can consist of a range of processes, this article will outline some of these solutions and the applications they are best suited to.

ICP-OES vs ICP-MS: Comparison of the ICP Solutions 


Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) this type of ICP solution monitors the intensity of emitted light. This then informs the concentration evaluation of the particular element as it is compared to calibration...

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Where to Buy Platinum Sheet

Platinum sheet has unique properties, meaning it meets performance standards for a range of specific applications and is used as an intermediary good to produce a variety of end-products. Platinum is the rarest of all precious metals, around 90% of platinum supplies are derived from Russia and South Africa and there are no significant above-ground supplies.

Platinum and platinum sheet is critical for the production of approximately 20% of consumer goods and a range of industries are dependent on platinum because of the unique characteristics it possesses.

Applications of Platinum

Platinum and platinum sheet are used in a range of applications including:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Fiberoptic cables
  • Explosives
  • Paints
  • A...
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The Importance of Sample Preparation in XRF

Before analysis with advanced and specific equipment, samples need to be prepared and properly treated. This initial step is a critical part of the overall analysis process as it stops contamination, enhances accuracy, and decreases the risk of distortion. This article will discuss the importance of sample preparation, how it is carried out, and specifically how it is critical for XRF.

How Does Sample Preparation Work

Generally, sample preparation begins with extraction. This involves removing a representative piece of material from a larger source. The goal of sample preparation is to take away analytical results without impacting the specifications of the original substance.

This usually means minimizing matrix elements, leading to a cleaner sampl...

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