ICP-MS: Papers available in the lab

Spectra interpretation

May, T.W. and Wiedmeyer, R.H., 1998, A table of polyatomic interferences in ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 19, no. 5, p. 150-155.

Hutton, R.C. and Eaton, A.N., 1987, Role of aerosol water vapour loading in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v. 2, p. 595-598.

Neubauer, K. and Völlkopf, U., 1999, The benefits of a dynamic reaction cell to remove carbon and chloride-based spectral interferences by ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p.64-68.

Tan, S.H. and Horlick, G., 1986, Background spectral features in inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy, v. 40, no. 4, p. 445-460.

Vaughan, M.A. and Horlick, G., 1986, Oxide, hydroxide, and doubly charged analyte species in inductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy, v. 40, p. 434-445.

Instrumentation and control software

Bandura, D.R. and Tanner, S.D., 1999, Effect of collisional damping in the dynamic reaction cell on the precision of isotope ratio measurements. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p.69-72.

Beres, S.A., Brückner, P.H. and Denoyer, E.R., 1994, Performance evaluation of a cyclonic spray chamber for ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, March/April 1994, p. 96-99.

Bollinger, D.S. and Schleisman, A.J., 1999, Analysis of high purity acids using a dynamic reaction cell ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p.60-63.

Debrah, E. and Légère, G., 199, Improving sensitivity and detection limits in ICP-MS with a novel high-efficiency sample introduction system. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p.73-77.

DeNoyer, E.R., Thomas, R.J. and Cousins, L.M., 1997, A new approach to extending the dynamic range in ICP mass spectrometry. Spectroscopy, v. 12, no. 2, p. 56-61.

Lam, J.W.H. and Horlick, G., A comparison of argon and mixed gas plasmas for inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Spectrochimica Acta, v. 45B, p. 1313-1325.

McLean, J.A., Zhang, H. and Montaser, A., 1998, A direct injection high-efficiency nebulizer for inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical chemistry, v. 70, p. 1012-1020.

Perkin-Elmer/Sciex, circa 1997, Totalquant: the answer to the real question. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Technical Note TSMS-9.

Perkin-Elmer/Sciex, circa 1998, Totalquant: the periodic table, painlessly. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Technical Note TSMS-11.

Perkin-Elmer/Sciex, 1999, Practical advantages of the Autolens single lens ion optic system. Perkin-Elmer corporation, Technical Note D-6173.

Perkin-Elmer/Sciex, 1999, True ease of use from the pioneers of ICP-MS technology. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Technical Note D-5741.

Tanner, S.D. and Baranov, V.I., 1999, Theory, design, and operation of a dynamic reaction cell for ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p. 45-52.

Thomas, R. and Foster, K., 1994, Relying on ICP-MS for routine analysis. Environmental Lab Magazine, February/March.

Völlkopf, U. Klemm, K. and Pfluger, M., 1999, The analysis of high purity hydrogen peroxide by dynamic reaction cell ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 2, p. 53-59.

Wolf, R.E. and Denoyer, E.R., 1995, Design and performance criteria for a new ICP-MS for environmental analysis. Atomic Spectroscopy, January/February, p. 22-27.

Wolf, R.E. and Neubauer, K.R., circa 1999, Investigation of dynamic reaction cell (DRC) technology for low level determination of arsenic and selenium and implications for speciation analysis. Perkin-Elmer Corporation, talk slides.

Analysis of biological materials

Baker, S.A., Bradshaw, D.K. and Miller-Ihli, N.J., 1999, Trace element determinations in food and biological samples using ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 20, no. 5, p. 167-173.

Dever, M. Hausler, D.W. and Smith, J.E., circa 1988, Comparison between radio-isotope 51Cr and stable isotope 50Cr labels for the determination of erythrocyte survival. Manuscript.

Dever, M. Hausler, D.W. and Smith, J.E., circa 1988, The use of ICP-MS to monitor stable isotope abundances in biological fluids: the measurement of 50Cr in blood. Manuscript.

Entwisle, J., 2004, The determination of mercury in microwave digests of foodstuffs by ICP-MS. American Laboratory, March 2004, p. 11-14.

Ritsema, R., Dukan, L., Navarro, T.R., van Leeuwen, W., Oliveria, N., Wolfs, P. and Lebret, E., 1998, Speciation of arsenic compounds in urine by LC-ICP-MS. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, v. 12, p. 591-599.

Nixon, D.E., Butz, J., Eckdahl, S.J. and Burritt, M.F., 2000, Determination of copper and iron in liver tissue using the Elan DRC ICP-MS. Application Note, PerkinElmer Instruments, Inc., 2 p.

Analysis of rocks, minerals, soils, and sediments

Boomer, D.W. and Powell, M.J., 1987, Determination of uranium in environmental samples using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, v. 59, p. 2810-2813.

Halicz, L., Erel, Y. and Veron, Alain, 1996, Lead isotope ratio measurements by ICP-MS: accuracy, precision, and long-term drift. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 17, no. 5, p. 186-189.

Hall, G.E.M., Park, C.J. and Pelchat, J.C., 1987, Determination of tungsten and molybdenum at low levels in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v. 2, p. 189-196.

Hall, G.E.M and Pelchat, J.C., 1990, Analysis of standard reference materials for Zr, Nb, Hf and Ta by ICP-MS after lithium metaborate fusion and cupferron separation. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 14, no. 1, p. 197-206.

Jarvis, K.E., 1988, Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: a new technique for the rapid or ultra-trace level determination of the rare-earth elements in geological materials. Chemical Geology, v. 68, p. 31-39.

Krogh, T.E., 1973, A low-contamination method for hydrothermal decomposition of zircon and extraction of U and Pb for isotopic age determinations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 37, p. 485-494. (Bottom line is 220°C for a week)

Lichte, F.E., Meier, A.L. and Crock, J.G., 1987, Determination of the rare-earth elements in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, April, 1987, p. 1150-1157.

Longerich, H.P., Fryer, B.J. and Strong, D.F., 1987, Determination of lead isotope ratios by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Spectrochimica Acta, v. 42B, nos. 1-2, p. 39-48.

May, T.W., Wiedmeyer, R.H., Brumbaugh, W.G. and Schmitt, C.J., 1997, The determination of metals in sediment pore waters and in 1 N HCl-extracted sediments by ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 18, no. 5, p. 133-139.

McLaren, J.W., Bearchemin, D. and Berman, S.S., 1987, Determination of trace metals in marine sediments by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v. 2, p. 277-281.

Parrish, R.R., 1987, An improved micro-capsule for zircon dissolution in U-Pb geochronology. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geosciences Section), v. 66, p. 99-102. (Bottom line is 240-250°C for 30 hours or less)

Robinson, P., Higgins, N.C. and Jenner, G.A., 1986, Determination of rare-earth elements, yttrium and scandium in rocks by an ion exchange-X-ray fluorescence technique. Chemical Geology, v. 55, p. 121-137.

Yu, Z., Robinson, P., Townsend, A.T., Münker, C., and Crawford, A.J., 1999, Determination of high field strength elements, Rb, Sr, Mo, Sb, Cs, T., and Bi at ng g-1 levels in geological reference matrials by magnetic sector ICP-MS after HF-HClO4 high pressure digestion. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 24, no. 1, p. 39-50.

Yu, Zongshou, Robinson, P. and McGoldrick, P., 2001, An evaluation of methods for the chemical decomposition of geological materials for trace element determination using ICP-MS. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 25, no. 2-3, p. 199-217.

Analysis of Water

Garbarino, J.R. and Taylor, H.E., 1987, Stable isotope dilution analysis of hydrologic samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, v. 59, p. 1568-1575.

Henshaw, J.M., Heithmar, E.M. and Hinners, T.A., 1989, Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric determinations of trace elements in surface waters subject to acidic deposition. Analytical Chemistry, v. 61, p. 335-342.

McLaren, J.W., Beauchemin, D. and Berman, S.S., 1987, Application of isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to the analysis of marine sediments. Analytical Chemistry, v. 59, p. 610-613.

Neubauer, K.R. and Wolf, R.E., 2000, Determination of arsenic in chloride matricies: Applications Note, PerkinElmer Inc., 4 p.

Perkin Elmer, 1995, EPA method 200.8 for the analysis of drinking waters. Perkin Elmer Corporation, Application Note ENVA-300.

Stroh, A., 1992, Analysis of rare earth elements in natural waters by ICP-MS. Atomic Spectroscopy, v. 13, no. 3, p. 89-92.

Analysis of other things and analytical concepts

Bakowska, Elzbieta, Harrsch, P.B. and Gluodenis, T.J.Jr., ????, Analysis of gunshot residue by ICP-MS. Manuscript copy, no publication available. Authors are Agilent Technologies staff, a company named in 1999.

B’Hymer, C., Brisbin, J.A., Sutton, K.L. and Caruso, J.A., 2000, New approaches for elemental speciation using plasma mass spectrometry. American Laboratory, v. 32, no. 3, p. 17-39.

Beck, G.L. and Farmer, O.T., 1988, Applications of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to the production control of aerospace and nuclear materials. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v. 3, p. 771-773.

Becker, J.S., Dietze, H., McLean, J.A. and Montaser, A., 1999, Ultratrace and isotope analysis of long-lived radionuclides by inductively coupled plasma quadrupole mass spectrometry using a direct injection high efficiency nebulizer. Analytical Chemistry, v. 71, p. 3077-3084.

Benson, R.E., 1991, An inorganic leaching study [of containers]. American Laboratory, v. 23, no. 5, p. 36-37.

Cheatham, M.M., Sangrey, W.F. and White, W.M., 1993, Sources of error in external calibration ICP-MS analysis of geological samples and an improved non-linear drift correction procedure. Spectrochimica Acta, v. 48B, p. E487-E506.

Heraeus, W.C., Demant, Udo, Halwachs, W. Patzelt, P. and Zimmermann, M., 1996, Veerfahren zur elektrolytischen Gewinnung von Platinmetallen aus den Lösungen iher Chloroverbindung. Fur die Beurteilung der Patentfähigkeit in Betracht gezogene Druckschriften, DD-PS 139605, EP 0249319B1.

Hewlett Packard, 1999, A survey of ICP-MS applications in the forensic sciences. Hewlett Packard technical presentation, copy of slides.

Jiang, S-J, Houk, r.S. and Stevens, M.A., 1988, Alleviation of overlap interferences for determination of potassium isotope ratios by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, v. 60, p. 1217-1221.

Luck, J.H., ????, Trace analysis of ultrapure materials using ICP-MS. Spectroscopy International, v. 1, no. 1, p. 41-44.

MacDonald, B.S., 1989, Alternative calibration process for instrumental analysis. American Laboratory, December 1989, p. 46-55.

Thomsen, M., Simpson, L, Alloway, B., and Carter, J., 2000(?), A reaction mechanism for solving the oxide problem in ICP-mass spectrometry: Slide presentation at an unknown symposium. Note: in geological samples potentially useful for removal of refractory metal oxide interferences from platinum group metals. Basic idea involves oxygen as a DRC gas.

Thompson, J.J. and Houk, R.S., 1987, A study of internal standardization in inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy, v. 41, no. 5, p. 801-806.

Wolf, R. and Grosser, Z.A., 1997, Method development strategies for ICP-MS. American Environmental Laboratory, February, 1997.


Church, S.E., 1981, Multi-element analysis of fifty-four geochemical reference samples using inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 5, no. 2, p. 133-160.

Gladney, E.S. and Bower, N.W., 1985, Determination of elemental composition of NBS-278 and NBS-688 via neutron activation and X-ray fluorescence. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 9, no. 2, p. 261-262.

Govindaraju, K., 1989, Working values for 272 reference samples. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 13, July, 1989.

Govindaraju, K., 1994, 1994 compilation of working values and sample description for 383 geostandards. Geostandards Newsletter, v. 18, Special Issue, p. 1-158.

Jarvis, I. and Jarvis, K.E., 1985, Rare-earth element geochemistry of standard sediments: a study using inductively coupled plasma spectrometry. Chemical Geology, v. 53, p. 335-344.

Korotev, R.L., 1987, National Bureau of Standards coal fly ash (SRM 1633a) as a multielement standard for instrumental neutron activation analysis. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Articles, v. 110, no. 1, p. 159-177.

Potts, P.J., Thorpe, O.W. and Watson, J.S., 1981, Determination of the rare-earth element abundances in 29 international rock standards by instrumental neutron activation analysis: a critical appraisal of calibration errors. Chemical Geology, v. 34, p. 331-352.

Lab safety

Muriale, L., Lee, E., Genovese, J., and Trend, S., 1996, Fatality due to acute fluoride poisoning following dermal contact with hydrofluoric acid in a palynology laboratory. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, v. 40, p. 705-710.