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ASTM WK82296

New Practice for Describing and Specifying Inductively Coupled Plasma (Quadrupole) Mass Spectrometers

1. Scope

This practice describes the components of an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS), primarily quadrupole that are basic to its operation and performance. The practice identifies critical factors influencing measurement repeatability, sensitivity, selectivity (resolution), sources of bias, and other analytical performance indicators. 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 manufacturer, before placing an order, to design a testing protocol that will demonstrate that the instrument meets all anticipated needs.


ICP-MS, mass spectroscopy, quadrupole, chemistry, metallurgy


Uniform standard for describing Inductively Coupled Plasma (Quadrupole) Mass Spectrometers

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E01.20

Committee: E01

Staff Manager: Jamie Huffnagle

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-16-2022

Technical Contact: Jessica McCandless

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