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Abstract

The quantitative determination of trace elements in nuclear samples by GDMS and ICP-MS is presented and compared. Spectral interferences, matrix effects, detection limits, precision and accuracy are discussed. Results for selected samples demonstrated that both techniques are complementary.

The use of a multi- standard solution provides the most accurate results in ICP-MS, whereas in GDMS this is achieved by relative sensitivity factors (RSF) matrix matched. Nevertheless, the use of standard RSF allows a fast screening. The quantitative determination of trace elements in nuclear samples by GDMS and ICP-MS is presented and compared. Spectral interferences, matrix effects, detection limits, precision and accuracy are discussed. The use of a multi- standard solution provides the most accurate results in ICP-MS, whereas in GDMS this is achieved by relative sensitivity factors (RSF) matrix matched. Nevertheless, the use of standard RSF allows a fast screening.

Additional information

Authors: DE LAS HERAS L, ITU Karlsruhe (DE);BOCCI F, ITU Karlsruhe (DE);BETTI M, ITU Karlsruhe (DE);ACTIS-DATO L, ITU Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article published in: Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2000) 368, pp95-103
Record Number: 200013106 / Last updated on: 2001-02-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en