Inductively coupled plasma
Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) is a technique for high-temperature vaporization and excitation of samples for instrumental analytical chemistry. It is especially popular for generating samples for atomic emission spectrometry (AES) and mass spectrometry.
The ICP uses radiofrequency-(RF, 27.12 MHz, 40 MHz) induced plasma generated by an induction coil that produces a magnetic field (H). For typical laboratory uses, the power requirement is between 1 and 5 kilowatts.
- Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP) Excitation Source, University of Vermont
- Thomas J. Manning and William R. Grow (1997), "Inductively Coupled Plasma - Atomic Emission Spectrometry", The Chemical Educator