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Project: Use of electrothermal vaporisation and laser ablation as sample introduction techniques for solid sampling with sector-field ICP-mass spectrometry

project duration
01-OCT-07 – 30-SEP-13
Two sample introduction techniques suited for the direct handling of solid materials - electrothermal vaporization (ETV) and laser ablation (LA) - will used in combination with single-collector and multi-collector ICP - mass spectrometry. Fundamental issues, such as the occurrence of and correction for mass discrimination, will be studied. Subsequently, the hyphenated techniques will be used in real-life applications, such as trace element analysis of industrial materials (e.g., PVDF, TiO2) and spatially resolved isotopic analysis.