Equipment & Infrastructure

ICP-MS & ICP-OES Inductively coupled plasma

The inductively coupled plasma (ICP) technique alows quantitative analysis of very low concentrations of trace elements in liquid or solid samples. OCAS is equipped with both an ICP-mass spectrometer and an ICP-optical emission spectrometer. MS is dedicated for trace levels, whereas OES is ideal for bulk analysis.

OCAS has expertise in using ICP-MS & ICP-OES for bulk ultra-trace analysis in Fe-based metals. Using laser ablation ( resolution down to 10 µm) also segregations can be studied by the ICP-MS technique.

Solid samples can also be analysed after disolving by microwave desolvation.