SOURCE: SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments

February 04, 2015 09:13 ET

New Whitepaper Helps With Selection of ICP-OES Spectrometer's Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New Multiview

KLEVE, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - A new whitepaper helps purchasers of new ICP-OES spectrometers through the critical -- and complex -- process of selecting the best appropriate plasma viewing interface for their intended applications. The paper is available to download from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments at

The new whitepaper, "Selecting Your ICP-OES Analyzer's Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New MultiView," recommends that when considering a new ICP-OES analyzer purchase, users should focus their selection of the plasma interface based on the range of their applications and the elements they expect to analyze. Doing so, and understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each available viewing technology -- axial-view, radial-view, dual-view, or MultiView -- will help determine which is the best fit for their analytical tasks. In the whitepaper, each of the differing plasma viewing technologies are defined, their strengths and weaknesses are highlighted, and examples of typical applications are provided.

The paper also discusses a recent development in plasma viewing techniques -- the sequential MultiView technology -- that transcends the various disadvantages of the "dual-view" approach by eliminating the use of added mirrors or periscopes. Instead, the MultiView solution enables the user to simply shift the direction of the plasma torch into a new axial or radial orientation with a relatively simple changeover that takes about 90 seconds. As a result, MultiView offers full axial sensitivity and full radial precision without any dual-view compromises -- for the functional equivalent of two dedicated, fully optimized analyzers in one. The new technology is currently available in one version of the new SPECTRO ARCOS analyzer -- making the spectrometer the only ICP-OES instrument that offers both axial and radial plasma views, but without bias or compromise.

Download "Selecting Your ICP-OES Analyzer's Plasma Interface: Axial-View, Radial-View, Dual-View or New MultiView" at The whitepaper is authored by SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, a leading global supplier of analytical instruments for optical emission and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry.

SPECTRO, a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., manufactures advanced instruments, develops the best solutions for elemental analysis for a broad range of applications, and provides exemplary customer service. SPECTRO's products are known for their superior technical capabilities that deliver measureable benefits to the customer. From its foundation in 1979 until today, more than 30,000 analytical instruments have been delivered to customers around the world.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products with over 15,000 colleagues at more than 120 manufacturing and sales and service operations in the United States and 30 other countries around the world.

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