Volume 12, Issue 4 (July 1984)
Progress in Inductively Coupled Plasma Analytical Spectroscopy
Although substantial progress has been achieved in inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectroscopy placing it among the principle spectroscopy tools in analytical research and applications laboratories, some limitations exist especially for the analysis of ultratrace concentration levels in minute samples. The application of chemical and instrumental techniques to enhance the concentration levels of analytes is practical but complicated by the requirements of maintaining the multielement nature of ICP spectroscopy. Various approaches are described to extend the use and reduce the limitations of ICP atomic emission spectroscopy.