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Visit the 'Atomic Spectroscopy Learning Hub' to improve your ICP-MS knowledge and skills

Looking to improve your ICP-MS skills? Why not visit the ‘Atomic Spectroscopy Learning Hub’, a free-access portal produced by Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent. The course is designed to improve your knowledge, best practice and troubleshooting skills in the use of atomic spectroscopy techniques. This full course will include four modules – the outline for which is below. The first two modules on ICP-MS Sample Introduction and Application Specific Setup are available now, with the others arriving later in 2021.

The tutorials currently available and upcoming are:

  • Tutorial #1: ICP-MS Sample Introduction
    In this first module we’ll take you from the peristaltic pump, which delivers the sample to the instrument, through to extraction of the ions produced in the plasma into the MS detector. We’ll also point out some top tips for sample introduction, and point you in the direction of some further reading and resources.
  • Tutorial #2: ICP-MS Application Specific Setup
    Here you will learn the fundamentals of routine analysis with aqueous sample, working with high total dissolved solids (TDS) containing sample (i.e., high matrix), organic solvent analysis, and working with samples containing hydrofluoric acid matrix in solution.
  • Tutorial #3: ICP-MS Speciation
    In this tutorial, Gareth Pearson and guest presenter Jenny Nelson will cover the topic of ICP-MS speciation. An introduction and general overview will set the scene for this topic before a more in-depth look at both HPLC-ICP-MS and GC-ICP-MS applications.
  • Tutorial #4: Questions & Answers
    Coming later in 2021

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These tutorials are presented by Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Supplies Product Manager at Agilent). Gareth graduated from the University of Hull, UK in 2003 with a M.Chem. in Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry & Toxicology. He went on to complete a Ph.D. using ICP-MS in 2007 with the title “Elemental Speciation and Miniaturised Sample Introduction Studies for ICP-MS”. He has worked as a Product Manager in the UK and Australia for Spectroscopy and Sample Preparation instrumentation since 2007. Currently, Dr. Pearson is the ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager for Agilent based at the Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy.

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