without changing your settings we'll assume you are happy to receive all RSC cookies.
You can change your cookie settings by navigating to our Privacy and Cookies page and following the instructions. These instructions
are also obtainable from the privacy link at the bottom of any RSC page.
This essay follows from a Heritage lecture which I gave at the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, in Tucson, Arizona, on January 10, 2012, and is a sequel to my earlier “Odyssey” papers. This essay attempts to describe the joy and frustration of “ten years of wandering in the wilderness”, in the early days of ICP-MS which started for me in 1983. Soon after the installation of our first ICP-MS our research group adapted Laser Ablation (LA) sample introduction which started a second Odyssey. The goal of this essay is to encourage others to engage in the next new multi-elemental procedure when it appears. Finally some “words to live by” will be mentioned, hoping these will also be a guide and inspiration for others.
Fetching data from CrossRef. This may take some time to load.
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
- Information Point