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P, S and Cl trace detection by laser ablation double-focusing sector field ICP-MS to identify local defects in coated glasses

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Abstract

Glass defects are always undesired because of their significant costs to manufacturing industries. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is a versatile technique for local trace element analysis in a wide variety of solid samples. Furthermore, the coupling of laser systems to double-focusing sector field mass analyzers provides low limits of detection with a high mass resolving power, allowing the accurate analysis of P, S and Cl traces in local defects of coated glasses. Three different types of defects, depending on the impurities identified at the LA-ICP-MS profiles, were found in the selected coated glasses (with metallic and oxide films in the low nanometre range), enabling the unambiguous identification of the contamination source that produces the local defects.

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Submitted
22 Dec 2010
Accepted
11 Feb 2011
First published
08 Mar 2011

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011,26, 1526-1530
Article type
Technical Note

P, S and Cl trace detection by laser ablation double-focusing sector field ICP-MS to identify local defects in coated glasses

I. Konz, B. Fernandez, R. Pereiro, M. L. Fernandez and A. Sanz-Medel, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1526
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00271B

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