Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP MS):
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is an elemental analysis technology capable of detecting most of the periodic table of elements at milligram to nanogram levels per liter.
It is used in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, environmental monitoring, geochemical analysis, metallurgy, pharmaceutical analysis, and clinical research. The Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) is an ionization source that fully decomposes a sample into its constituent elements and transforms those elements into ions.
It is typically composed of argon gas, and energy is “coupled” to it using an induction coil to form the plasma. Thermo has Single Quadrupole, Triple Quadrupole, High Resolution and Multicollector ICP-MS system to cater the various application.