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In this pilot project, four partners from the three countries attempted to determine the technical and the experimental potential and the limitations of technique for element analysis in steels based on the mass-spectrometric analysis of ions produced in an inductively coupled plasma (ICP-MS). The potential of its powerful multi-element analysis method was achieved by the extensive optimisation of the experimental parameters, although it became clear that a general optimisation is impossible and that for routine multi-element analyses compromise conditions had to be developed in accordance with the sample composition and the standard of accuracy and correctness required in each case. ICP mass spectrometry is an excellent method for measuring trace elements in iron and steel, provided that disturbances are avoided and recommendations for the procedure design and sample preparation are followed.

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Authors: KUSS H-M, Universität G H Duisburg (DE);MÜLLER M, Universität G H Duisburg (DE);PETIN J, Laborlux, Esch/Alzette (LU);JIMÉNEZ SECO J L, CENIM, Madrid (ES);OHLS K, Hoesch, Dortmund (DE);MULLER M, Universitat G H Duisburg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15994 DE (1995) 122 pp., FS, ECU 15
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4090-0
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