Quadrupole ICPMS (Thermo X Series II)

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The Thermo X Series quadrupole ICPMS has a single collector (SEM) that can operate in both analog and pulse counting modes thereby allowing simultaneous analyses of elements that are present in wt% to ppt levels. It is equipped with a collision/reaction cell and is capable of analyzing about 70 elements in any sample that can be put into aqueous solution. Detection limits and analytical precision vary widely with analytical protocol, instrumental response, blank contamination, interferences, matrix composition, and isotope abundance, but ranges from <100 ppb to <1 ppt (parts per trillion) in aqueous solution.