Analytical Techniques - Chemical Analysis

The combination of state-of-the-art instrumentation and expert analysts at Lucideon guarantees optimum problem solving capability using these techniques:

XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry) - major, minor and trace bulk elemental analysis of inorganic materials.

ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy) - trace analysis of inorganic materials, down to parts per million (ppm) or less.

ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry) - trace analysis of elements to identify individual masses and isotopic finger prints, with detection limits at or below parts per trillion (ppt).

IC (Ion Chromatography) - analysis of liquids/solutions for anions such as halides and sulphates.

GC (Gas Chromatography) - major organic compound analysis as gases or volatile components.

GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry) - trace organic compound analysis as gases or volatile components.

FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis) - identification of compounds and chemical functionality in the near-surface region of materials.

SEM/EDX (Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Analysis) - microstructural analysis, fault diagnosis, imaging and elemental analysis of small areas of solid materials.

XRD (X-Ray Diffraction) - mineralogical analysis of solid materials for phase determination.

GPC (Gel Permeability Chromatography) - measurement of molecular weight distribution.

NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) - physical, chemical, electronic and structural information from organic liquids and solids.