Rare Earth Analysis by HR ICP-OES on PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000
11 November 2015

Contrary to their name, rare earth elements (REE) make up a substantial part of the earth’s crust where they do occur dispersed among various minerals. Today, there is a high demand for REEs as lanthanides and actinides are heavily used by the electronic industry, in catalysts and optical displays as well as for high-performance magnets and batteries. Hence, credible trace analysis routines are required for the assessment of potential mining sites, process control solutions and high-purity REEs. This application note demonstrates the analysis of a sample of REE using the High-Resolution Array ICP-OES PlasmaQuant® PQ 9000 from Analytik Jena.