Author | Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson is with Varian Australia Pty Ltd, Mulgrave, Victoria 3170, Australia.

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ICP-MS: When Sensitivity Does Matter

April 01, 2007

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It makes intuitive sense - the higher the sensitivity of an inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) system, the lower the detection limit. But there are many factors that affect the detection limit for a given isotope in a given sample. These factors include sensitivity, background noise, and interferences.