When you start looking for your next ICP-OES analyzer, you may hear lots of impressive-sounding claims about all kinds of technologies. But how do you pick the one that’s best for you?
Your ICP OES is critical for your lab’s analytical work. So it’s cruicial to think differently about what you actually need from an analyzer. At SPECTRO we talk to lab managers worldwide about how an analyzer should perform. So we know what matters to them and to you.
The heart of any ICP-OES instrument is the optical system. So it’s important that scientists, lab managers, and other users understand some salient facts about a very critical component of these complex instruments. This knowledge will help users choose the best spectrometer for their laboratory.
Reviews the core concepts surrounding the optical interfaces that are available for ICP-OES spectrometers today and discusses the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
Independent laboratories require an adequate level of performance, but also prioritize sensitivity and speed. Their prime concern: choosing an instrument that can maintain the highest possible number of tests per shift. By contrast, other operations — including many industrial research laboratories — prioritize stability and analytical precision.