Application Note: Analysis of Wear Metals and Additive Package Elements in New and Used Oil Using the Optima 8300 ICP-OES with Flat Plate Plasma Technology
1 February 2012

This application note showcases the new Flat Plate™ plasma technology that replaces the traditional helical coil design in inductively coupled plasma for the analysis of oil. The Flat Plate system produces a flat-bottom plasma that minimizes the escape of sample and vapors around the outside of the plasma, making organic sample analysis easier. Plasma argon flow is reduced to 10 L/min versus the typical 15-18 L/min used by helical systems for this application which helps to reduce the cost of analysis.