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This research was conducted to evaluate the instrumental capacities of the glow discharge mass spectrometry (GDMS) both within its high resolution application (magnetic section, mass separation) and its simpler quadruple application when applied to iron and steel matrices. The experimental activity was conducted utilizing a high resolution mass spectrometer: clean steels and zinc-plated steels (ZnNi, Zincrox, galvanlead), non-conductor zinc dusts were examined. The analysis of steel samples was conducted both on bar shaped or disc shaped. The spectrometer which was employed manage to work out the covering composition on electrically zinc-plated materials. However, the profiling analyses was partially affected by the fact that the spectrometer is a sequential one. The non-conducting zinc dusts were prepared for analysis by two different treating systems: the warm infiltration method, and the method by which the sample is mixed with sliver dust and successively pressed. The results suggest the latter technique as favourable.

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Authors: DEL MONTE M, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);FALCIANI R, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT);BATTAGLIARIN M, Centro sviluppo materiali SpA, Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16660 IT (1997) 67pp., FS, ECU 11.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0165-9
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