The other option is to run FTIR on the sample and see if it matches the spectrum for silox. I am not sure if you need inorganic analysis or structural analysis but that would give you confirmation of structure.
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From: PLASMACHEM-L: Analytical Chem.(ICP's, DCP's, MIP's). [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Shelley
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:15 PM
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Subject: Re: LA-ICP OES
Any university geology department with LA-ICPMS should be able to do
it, they routinely work with 100% SiO2.
>Sorry for being a bit off normal topic but I am looking for a lab
>that can analyze a dry material by laser ablation ICP. I think the
>material is Silicon Dioxide but I need confirmation. I noticed that
>there are a number of labs that run LA-ICP-MS but I would think that
>the concentration would be too high for that instrument.
>I would welcome any suggestions on or off line.
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