Axetris Mass Flow Controllers provide analytical performance to ensure pivotal gas flow control for plasma generation. Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) combined with a Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) or an Optical Emission Spectroscope (ICP-OES) are extremely popular atomic spectroscopy techniques. Applications are wide-ranging within the environmental, food, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. Typically, ICP is an argon plasma reaching temperatures of up to 10'000 K, thereby allowing complete atomization of the analyte into elements for a complete analysis.
Gas flow control plays a critical role in maximizing analytical performance of ICP techniques: