Optical emission spectrometry / OES Procedure
In optical emission spectrometry, a chemical analysis takes place to represent the emission spectrum of chemical substances. For the analysis process, the extremely high-energy spark discharge is used to ignite a plasma in an argon atmosphere between a piece of the analyte and a copper or silver electrode. The resulting emission of light is measured, and thus all chemical elements can be quantitatively investigated in just a few seconds. The radiation is transmitted via light guides to optical systems, where it is then broken down into its individual spectral components. Each chemical element contained in the sample to be analyzed emits at several wavelengths and can, therefore, be individually detected and measured using photomultipliers. This method enables the precise detection of all metals, semi-metals as well as many non-metals such as carbon, sulfur, oxygen, phosphorus, or nitrogen. The discovery of these non-metals is, at the same time, a great advantage of optical emission spectrometry compared to other analytical methods that can only detect a particular group of elements.
Applications of optical emission spectrometry
The functionality of optical emission spectrometry makes a fast analysis of metal alloys possible. It is, therefore, a simple, quick, and reliable analysis method for mass tests in quality assurance in the metal producing industry or for sorting scrap. The spectrum of applications ranges from safe control in production processes to research projects and product developments, also, in incoming goods inspection (even part of quality assurance) or the recycling of secondary raw materials such as iron, cobalt, nickel, magnesium, copper, titanium, tin, lead, zinc and many other materials. Optical emission spectroscopy is therefore used in large parts of industry and research, primarily in areas where the detection of elements and their quantitative determination is required.
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