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Please, tell me more

Starting training on the ICP at work, don't have a lot of experience or knowledge about it although I do understand (and have limited experience with) AAS. Anything anyone can tell me, however dumbed down or detailed, will be much appreciated! (And yes, I will be reading some actual information on it, not just going by what the pit tells me.)
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Insane Clown Posse?
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ICP

hue hue hue

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I thought this was gonna be a thread about how you found a picture on the internet of ICP cereal but clearly it isn't.
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^Mainly that, but also...

It's a pretty straight forward principle.

You take a solution of the sample you want to analyse and feed it into a so-called torch, which is in its most basic form a jet of inert gas that is turned into plasma using a very strong magnetic field, aka a bunch of coils with current running through them. The solution is basically sprayed into this plasma by the machine itself.

So why do this?

Well plasma is basically a very high energy ionized gas, in which the singular particles have been stripped of their outer-shell electrons and these electrons and ions are now flying around freely. Much like in other AES techniques these electrons and ions collide with the metal atoms in your analyte and knock one of the electrons of your analyte into an excited state and because this is an unstable position to be in they gradually 'fall' back down to the base state. Also there's other mechanisms that produce the desired effects which I wanted to explain at first, but let's just stick with the basics for now.

Because electron orbitals within an atom have discrete energy levels, when an electrons jumps down from one orbital to the other it has to lose a discrete amount of energy corresponding to the exact energy difference between those two orbitals. The only way for it to lose this energy is to emit a photon with a wavelength that corresponds to that energy.



Every metal has a unique set of possible 'electron jumps' and since an unimaginable fuckton of collisions and emissions will be happening even within a small amount of the dispersed sample, you'll be able to pick up all of the corresponding wavelengths of light emitted by your sample in the form of a spectrum.

From the wavelengths you'll be able to determine the metal(s) present within the sample, and from their intensity you'll be able to determine the amount of these metals when comparing them to various standards.



If you want to know anything more or actually understand the machine properly, pick up a fucking book and not some pleb instruction manual. Your best bet is the Principles of Instrumental Analysis by Skoog, Holler and Crouch which is like the Bible of analytical chemistry.


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^ sweet. Yeah, will look into the chem textbooks at work on Monday anyway. There's a bunch of analytical chem books that have been worth a read in the past for other things. Just trying to get a little bit more enthusiastic for it tbh
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Basically, you’ve got your sample. You want to take a handful of that and put it in the peristaltic pump. Stuff it in there nice and deep. Next you’ll notice that after the pump, there is a nebulizer. Nicely spotted, I see you’re a natural at this!
Once the peristaltically pumped sample enters the nebulizers, you want to make sure to sprinkle a generous amount of Argon in there, to get all that wonderful nebulizerization going and get the sample aerosol nice and crispy on the outside. Don’t want to let any go to waste.
While all this is happening, feel free to get a spray tan or something, after which you drizzle some of the leftover argon on top and torch the place. Make sure to get out quickly and wait for the fire to stop before going back in again. You might want to turn on the RF power supply, as in most cases, the power goes off in case of a fire.
What you’ve got left from the original sample, is a plasma. It’s best to shine some light on that so you can see it better. Now take the plasma and just throw it at the window. With a little luck, some will pass through (the window functions as a diffraction grating).
Pop on some Pink Floyd and sit back in the knowledge that you’ve just detected CCD.
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Odd. I love fucking science.
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I fuck loving science.
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Odd. I love fucking science.

me too

who knew the intrinsic details of penis in vagina could be so fascinating
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me too

who knew the intrinsic details of penis in vagina could be so fascinating

I could experiment for years tbh.
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Pop on some Pink Floyd and sit back in the knowledge that you’ve just detected CCD.

I'd just like to weigh in and say that CCD stands for 'Charge-Coupled Device' and it's the thing that detects photons and converts it into electric current for the computer to read. So while you may have detected a CCD through overzealous usage of your 'detect traps' ability; you can be safe in the knowledge that it needs to be there.
on floyd though
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I'd just like to weigh in and say that CCD stands for 'Charge-Coupled Device' and it's the thing that detects photons and converts it into electric current for the computer to read. So while you may have detected a CCD through overzealous usage of your 'detect traps' ability; you can be safe in the knowledge that it needs to be there.
on floyd though

What about secret doors?
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they're not that secret

they're quite a well known band
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they're not that secret

they're quite a well known band

mfw people don't know how to TTRPG
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Please, tell me more

Starting training on the ICP at work, don't have a lot of experience or knowledge about it although I do understand (and have limited experience with) AAS. Anything anyone can tell me, however dumbed down or detailed, will be much appreciated! (And yes, I will be reading some actual information on it, not just going by what the pit tells me.)

First, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your lord and savior?
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I could experiment for years tbh.


too bad you can't find the proper organization to donate the necessary materials
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