"Challenges [to improve ICPMS] are being addressed by researchers around the world. Many of these individuals have contributed to this volume, and several of their solutions to current problems can be found in individual chapters." ––Gary M. Hieftje, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chairman, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University.
"[This] excellent source of information on the fundamentals, instrumentation, methodologies, and applications of ICPMS is . . . welcomed by this scientist and fills a well–defined need." ––James D. Winefordner, Graduate Research Professor Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville.
While ICPMS has been a commercially available method of multielement and multi–isotope analysis since 1983, the growing number of ICPMS manufacturers entering the marketplace in the 1990s has led to an exponential increase in its use over the past several years. This, in turn, has led to a profusion of novel applications and analytical findings and a concurrent explosion in the world literature on the subject. Bringing together the insights and expertise of 27 scientists from seven countries, this A–to–Z guide to performing ICPMS reflects all of the important recent developments in the field.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry equips students, laboratory managers, and professionals with current, comprehensive coverage of:
∗ Fundamental aspects of ICPMS
∗ Analytical applications––including numerous real–world examples
∗ Sample preparation and introduction systems and RF generators
∗ Ar ICP versus other plasma source spectrometric techniques
∗ Cutting–edge ICPMS instrumentation, theory, and applications not covered elsewhere.
Providing an up–to–date, hands–on ICPMS tutorial, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry is an indispensable working resource for analytical chemists and spectroscopists.
The Art and Science of Microwave Sample Preparations for Trace and Ultratrace Elemental Analysis.
Sample Introduction in ICPMS.
Plasma Generation in ICPMS.
Fundamental Aspects of Sample Introduction in ICP Spectrometry.
Instrumentation for Low– and High–Resolution ICPMS.
Analytical Characteristics of ICPMS.
Fundamental Considerations in ICPMS.
Novel Applications of ICPMS.
Mass Spectrometry with Mixed–Gas and Helium ICPs.
Mass Spectrometry with Microwave–Induced Plasmas.