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Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry

Materion is pleased to offer Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) analytical services to its customers.  Materion offers this value-added service for some of its own products as well as for customers whose materials require the most accurate level of analysis but do not own the necessary equipment in-house.  Materion’s experience dealing with sensitive or “difficult” materials guarantees that the analysis will be completed with the utmost care and precision. Our expertise in analyzing the results ensures consistent quality of high performance materials.

GDMS is the state-of-the-art analytical technique for the elemental analysis of inorganic materials including elemental coverage of the whole periodic table. It is considered the industry standard method for the determination of minor-to-trace elements in high purity materials, especially semiconductor materials.

Direct analysis of a solid sample, as well as the use of an extremely sensitive high-resolution mass analyzer, yields elemental detection limits that are lower than any other commercially available technique.  Reliable results can be obtained at a concentration significantly below 1 part-per-billion (ppb) for most elements, with the ultimate limits of detection being around 10 parts-per-trillion (ppt) in the solid.

For more information about this service, please visit the Materion website.