Analytik Jena: Rare Earth Analysis made easy on ICP

By Eliza WongWith 140 comments

The PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 allows for the safe analysis of rare earth metals such as cerium, lanthanum, neodymium or samarium in silicate-containing minerals.

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Optical emission spectrometry using an inductively coupled plasma (ICP-OES) is an analysis method in which very hot argon plasma is used to analyze the elements present in a sample using optical emission. Based on the emitted characteristic radiation the content of the individual elements can be determined. ICP-OES technology is routinely used in many industry sectors, for example, environmental analysis, material research, metal or pharmaceutical industries.

The PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 also allows for the safe analysis of rare earth metals such as cerium, lanthanum, neodymium or samarium in silicate-containing minerals. The high salt contents in these minerals (silicates) are not a problem thanks to the technology of the PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 system. Spectral interferences caused by the high contents of these samples of main group elements such as sodium, aluminum or silicon can be detected with the help of high resolution and easily corrected.

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Article taken from: MEP Instruments