Daniel Kutscher


Understanding the Fundamental Components of Sample Introduction for ICP-OES and ICP-MS

August 01, 2022

This tutorial explains the most critical components of the sample introduction system of modern ICP-optical emission spectroscopy (OES) and ICP-mass spectrometry (MS) instruments, providing analysts with a guide for initial configuration settings and recommended maintenance intervals for reliable daily operation.

Imaging of Trace Elements Using Laser Ablation–Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry: Emerging New Applications

September 01, 2020

Metallomics seeks to understand the metallobiochemistry of cells and organisms in health and disease. This article explains the principle of laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for imaging applications and highlights its potential to provide additional insights in bioanalysis and metallomics.

ICP-MS Analysis of Noble Metals at Low Levels in Geological Reference Materials and Ores

September 01, 2018

This study reveals the potential of triple-quadrupole ICP-MS for reliable quantification of noble metals at ultratrace levels even in difficult matrices.The effective use of reactive gases for interference removal and a thorough and effective protocol for sample preparation and handling are essential.