Application Note: Elemental Mapping of Printed Ink Using the J200 Tandem LA-LIBS Instrument and the PlasmaQuant® MS Elite ICP-MS
9 May 2016

This application note describes the benefits of utilizing the J200 Tandem LA-LIBS and the PlasmaQuant® in combination to provide rapid high throughput elemental mapping of printed ink. The ability to determine the elemental distribution in a given sample can be very valuable for manufacturing, failure analysis, and/or quality control in an industrial environment. In general, elemental mapping evaluations take hours to get high-quality, detailed images. The J200 Tandem LA–LIBS instrument from Applied Spectra, Inc. provides the unique capability of combining the analytical benefits of both LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry) and LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy). Using the J200 Tandem LA-LIBS in combination with the PlasmaQuant® MS Elite allows for fast and precise elemental mapping.