Application Note: Metal Analysis Made Easy - Detection of Elementary Traces in High Performance Alloys with Solid AA
12 December 2012

Metal alloys are purposefully optimized to achieve special properties, such as corrosion and heat resistance. Contamination can significantly impair the capability of the material, thus the alloys must be analyzed throughout the manufacturing process. In this application note a simple and reliable method for the detection of small to medium concentrations in alloys is presented. The high resolution spectrometer of the contrAA® in combination with solid AA® from Analytik Jena enabled automation of the method, in which minimal sample preparation was required.