From the reviews:'[This excellent source of information on the fundamentals, instrumentation, methodologies, and applications of ICP-MS is...welcomed by this scientist and fills a well-defined need.' -- James D. Winefordner, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville 'The most comprehensive recent treatise on ICP-MS' -- Velmer A. Fassel, Distinguished Professor of Science and Humanities, Professor of Chemistry- Emeritus, Iowa State UniversityFrom the reviews of the editor's earlier ICP work, Inductively Coupled Plasmas in Analytical Spectrometry, 2nd Ed.:'If readers could have only one book on ICP spectrometry, this should be it....the book can serve both as a stand-alone source of information on ICP-AES and ICP-MS or as an excellent guide to more detailed literature.' -- Spectroscopy'I highly recommend this book...it deserves a place in every laboratory in which ICP is used for elementary analysis.' - Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry'...could have been titled 'Everything you wanted to know about the ICP.'...we affectionately refer to it as the 'ICP Bible'!' - Analytical ChemistryInductively coupled plasma/mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has become a well accepted and widely used analytical chemistry technique. The chief advantage of ICP-MS is its ability to analyze many elements, either simultaneously or in a rapid sequence coupled with its sensitivity (ICP-MS is 100x more sensitive than some competitive techniques). ICP-MS is used to determine the elemental make-up of geological samples, seawater, acid rain, natural waters, alloys, high-purity mineral acids, organic solutions, biological samples, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and ceramics. This book covers the new instrumentation, theory, and applications that have emerged with the growing number of ICP-MS manufacturers in the marketplace.