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Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces Semi-Quantification Analysis for ICP-OES

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To simplify inductively coupled plasma - optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced a semi-quantitative analysis tool that allows for the identification of unknown samples, to help make the world a cleaner and safer place. With the new SemiQuant feature on the Thermo Scientific™ Qtegra™ Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) Software and the Thermo Scientific™ iCAP™ PRO Series ICP-OES, researchers can leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and neural networks to provide an efficient workflow for composition analysis.  

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The semi-quantitative approach involves determining the relative concentrations of elements in a sample rather than obtaining precise quantitative measurement. It is often used for rapid screening of samples or for identifying elemental composition trends rather than obtaining exact concentrations. 


The semi-quantification implementation within the Qtegra ISDS Software does not require the user to analyze any standards or blanks prior to conducting the semi-quantification analysis. This approach makes use of AI and neural networks to provide an efficient workflow for non-targeted elemental screening using ICP-OES.