ICP-MS Sample Introduction: Improve Your Skills

by | Apr 17, 2023

Working with ICP-MS analysis and want to improve your skills? Learn everything you need to know about ICP-MS sample introduction.

Looking to learn more about ICP-MS sample introduction? Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, offers a series of video tutorials to help you improve your skills in ICP-MS analysis. In the first tutorial in the series, presenter Gareth Pearson does a deep dive into ICP-MS sample introduction, taking you from the peristaltic pump (for sample delivery) through to ion extraction and into the MS detector. You’ll also learn valuable tips and discover resources for additional information.

Key learning outcomes you can expect from this tutorial include:

  • Learn what components make up the ICP-MS sample introduction system
  • Understand the purpose and function of each component
  • Know the types of components and when to use them
  • Learn some tips for care and maintenance of the sample introduction system

Run time: 15 minutes

There are a total of four tutorials in the series, with the remaining modules covering ICP-MS application-specific setup, ICP-MS speciation, and laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS.

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The Presenter


These tutorials are presented by Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Supplies Product Manager at Agilent). Gareth graduated from the University of Hull, UK in 2003 with a M.Chem. in Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry & Toxicology. He went on to complete a Ph.D. using ICP-MS in 2007 with the title “Elemental Speciation and Miniaturised Sample Introduction Studies for ICP-MS”. He has worked as a Product Manager in the UK and Australia for Spectroscopy and Sample Preparation instrumentation since 2007. Currently, Dr. Pearson is the ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager for Agilent based at the Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy.

Other tutorials within our Spectroscopy Learning Hub cover atomic absorption and ICP-OES. Ready to explore?

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