Simplified construction of demountable ICP torches

Hugh A. Phillips, Thomas R. Smith, Bryan D. Webb, M Bonner Denton

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Demountable ICP torch bases make possible the rapid and inexpensive replacement of the portions of the torch glassware which become opaque, fused closed, or broken. A description is given of two recent torch base designs: a one-piece base and a two-piece base. Both bases reduce the cost of ICP operation by allowing the easy replacement of any damaged quartz. The one-piece base is small enough to fit into a commercial system. Use of the two-piece base allows the positions of the sample and plasma tubes to be changed relative to each other and relative to the load coil during plasma operation. The one- and two-piece demountable torch bases are relatively simple to construct and allow increased flexibility in the operation of the ICP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1488-1489
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Spectroscopy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation

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Simplified construction of demountable ICP torches. / Phillips, Hugh A.; Smith, Thomas R.; Webb, Bryan D.; Denton, M Bonner.

In: Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 43, No. 8, 11.1989, p. 1488-1489.

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