ICP-MS ANALYSIS FOR TRACE ELEMENTAL IDENTIFICATION OF ALUMINUM, IRON-BASED, NICKEL, COBALT, COPPER, AND TITANIUM ALLOYS, POLYMERS AND PLASTICS
ICP-MS analysis (Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectrometry) is a very sensitive elemental testing technique that provides very low detection limits for most elements present in a sample. Samples need to be in solution form, which requires solid samples to be dissolved. Test specimens are digested with a combination of acids appropriate for the chemical composition testing of the alloy.
The instrument is calibrated per use, using calibration standards designated by laboratory personnel, such as Quality Management. The calibration standards are matrix matched (Ni, Fe, Ti, etc.) to the samples being analyzed. Elements to be analyzed are added to calibration standards using NIST traceable solution standards. Calibration curves usually consist of 3-6 calibration standards.
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Antimony Analysis (ICP)
Cadmium Analysis (ICP)
Carbon, Sulfur, Hydrogen, Oxygen & Nitrogen
Contaminant/ Corrodent Analysis
Halogen Analysis (IC)
Heavy Metals Analysis
Hex Chrome (UV-VIS)
PMI Testing (Positive Material ID)
Particle Size Analysis
Powdered Metal Analysis
Precious Metal Assay
Resistivity (ASTM D1125)
Trace Element Analysis
Unknown Alloy Identification
Unknown Material Identification
ADDITIONAL ICP-MS ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES
We identify low-level elements in:
- Process solutions and chemical baths
- Ion release elements in medical simulation solutions
- Heavy metals in medical applications and wear debris testing
STANDARDS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
- AMS 2280
- AMS 5662
- AMS 5663
- AMS 5706
- ASTM E 2823
- GE P29A-AG100
- and more...
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