New Application Note on Analysis of Precious Metals

As a seemingly safe financial investment, the precious metals have been traded at high prices on stock exchanges.

The focus of this interest has been, in addition to gold and silver, the so-called platinum group elements. The result: Mining companies around the world are focussing on even the smallest deposits of platinum, ruthenium, osmium, rhodium, iridium and palladium and the options to rework mine tailings.

The decision as to whether or not development of such minimal deposits is worthwhile is usually made in the analytical laboratory. Here high performance instruments determine the precious metal contents in this kind of samples.

SPECTRO has released a new application report that documents the use of the SPECTRO MS simultaneously measuring ICP mass spectrometer for this demanding application. In the report you'll discover:

  • Why a mass spectrometer with laser ablation is the perfect technology for the analysis of the platinum group elements
  • Why lower spectral interferences between the sample material and argon plasma occur with the SPECTRO MS than with other mass spectrometers - and what influence this has on the measurement results
  • How you can permanently increase your sample throughput with simultaneous analysis using the SPECTRO MS and achieve more exact, precise and reproducible results at the same time.

Interested? Then request the new application report "Determination of Platinum Group Elements (PGE) in Solid Samples by Laser-Ablation-ICP-MS" today - and convince yourself of the exceptional performance that the SPECTRO MS offers in this area.


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