Laser ablation and arc/spark solid sample introduction into inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers

Detlef Günther, Simon E. Jackson, Henry P. Longerich

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    Abstract

    Sample introduction using laser ablation and arc and spark ablation is reviewed. Few references were found in the literature on the use of spark or arc ablation as a sample introduction technique into the ICP-MS and emphasis is therefore placed on the use of laser ablation sampling, particularly for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) detection; however, many of the principles can also be applied to optical emission detection. The applications of the techniques are described, with particular emphasis on micro-sampling of geological materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)381-409
    Number of pages29
    JournalSpectrochimica acta, Part B: Atomic spectroscopy
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 1999

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