This practice describes the components of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) that are basic to its operation and to the quality of its performance. The practice identifies critical factors affecting accuracy, precision, and sensitivity. It is not the intent of this practice to specify component tolerances or performance criteria, since these are unique for each instrument. A prospective user should consult with the vendor, before placing an order, to design a testing protocol that will demonstrate that the instrument meets all anticipated needs.
ICP-MS instrumentation is more widely in use by the metals industry today. Therefore, a Practice similar to E 1479 (Describing and Specifying Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers) is needed.
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry; ICP-MS
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Citing ASTM Standards
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