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Project: Optimization of the sample preparation preceding isotopic analysis by means of multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry

project duration
01-JAN-08 – 31-DEC-10
A microwave digestion system is indispensable for the acid digestion of solid samples that have to be analyzed by means of ICP-mass spectrometry (geological materials, plant material, …). To allow a complete digestion and to reduce the risk of conatmination and analyte losses, a sophisticated instrument is required, which permits fast digestion in a closed vessel and offers the possibility of temperature and pressure control and adjustment of the power via a feedback mechanism.