Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Nuclear Research

Water analytics

Core competence Environmental analytics
Method Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a type of mass spectrometry, which is capable of detecting metals and several non-metals at concentrations as low as one part in 1015 (part per quadrillion, ppq) on non-interfered low-background isotopes. This is achieved by ionizing the sample with inductively coupled plasma and then using a mass spectrometer to separate and quantify those ions.