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The ICP Mass Spectrometer Ion Source

 

The inductively coupled plasma (ICP) ion source evolved directly from the ICP atomic emission spectrometer and is now probably more commonly employed in LC/MS than GC/MS. Nevertheless, it is sometimes employed in GC/MS, usually in the examination of organometallic materials and in metal speciation analyses.

 

Figure 58. The ICP Mass Spectrometer Ion Source