Direct Determination of Impurities in High Purity Rare Earth Oxide with ICP-MS


Xiaoling Ma of PerkinElmer discusses impurities testing of rare earth oxides, or REE oxides, for important uses like production of special metal alloys, glass and high-performance electronics. She discusses the improvements made in quantitation like elemental sensitivity, background noise and new innovations for reducing and eliminating interferences, including how to remove interferences with the four quadrupole NexION 5000 ICP-MS.