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Trace elemental analysis
Trace elemental analysis
Trace elemental analysis
Trace elemental analysis

Trace elemental analysis

Trace elemental analysis enables our customers to verify their quality standards. Analysis using ICP-OES and ICP MS enables our customers to expand their product portfolio in applications with very high demands in terms of purity and quality. Support in this area is a top priority for all employees at ChemiLytics and is the result of their qualifications, dedication and high-precision equipment.

Options for trace elemental analysis

There are many methods for conducting trace elemental analysis. The ones we use at ChemiLytics include:

AAS – atomic absorption spectroscopy

Atomic absorption spectroscopy is used to determine the quantity of metals and metalloids in aqueous solutions or solids.

GD-MS – glow discharge mass spectrometry

Our GD-MS system is used to characterize solids. It can be used to test the purity of semiconductive and conductive materials, for example.

ICP MS – mass spectrometry

Mass spectrometry can be used to identify a multitude of elements in a relatively short time. The reliable results it provides have made it one of the most frequently used processes in inorganic trace elemental analysis.

ICP-OES – atomic emission spectroscopy

Also known as optical emission spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy is an analytical technique for detecting chemical elements at the ppm level.

ICP spectrometer and ETV unit

To detect elements at the trace level, an ICP spectrometer is coupled with an ETV unit (electrothermal vaporization): Samples are heated in the graphite furnace of the ETV unit and the analytes are vaporized at temperatures of up to 3,000ºC under the influence of a halogenating reaction gas.

TQ-ICP MS – triple quadrupole mass spectrometry

TQ-ICP MS enables highly sensitive quantifications, including for trace elements with heavy interference down to the μg g-1 range. It plays a major role in life sciences and food monitoring.

Brief overview of our services in trace elemental analysis

We always store every sample securely in the laboratory. Our employees always handle every sample with the utmost care. With this method, we are able to guarantee our customers analysis of the highest quality throughout the entire process, from sample receipt to archiving and disposal.

Featured equipment for trace elemental analysis

Our laboratory has a multitude of high-quality precision devices that enable the precise analysis results we consider to be our standard. Our equipment for analyzing trace elements includes the following devices and machines:

You can also find further details in our list of services. Here you can also inquire directly about our services.

Our equipment

TQ ICP MS (8900 (Agilent))

HR ICP MS (Element 2 (Thermo Fisher))

Q-ICP MS (Icap Q (Thermo Fisher))

GDMS (VG 9000 (Thermo Fisher))

HR-ICP-OES (PQ 9100, PQ 9000 (Analytik Jena)), (Ultima 2 (Horiba Jobin Yvon))

AAS (ContrAA 700 +solid AA (Analytik Jena))

AFS (Mercur (Analytik Jena))

ETV-ICP-OES (ETV 4000 (Spectral Systems), Arcos (Spectro))

Our services – nine areas for first-class results

Are you also interested in other laboratory and analysis services? As one of the largest industrial laboratories for inorganic elemental analysis and powder characterization, ChemiLytics offers you a comprehensive resource for your laboratory services. Find out more about our various services.