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To all subcribers and others !!!
You have probaly noted my recent announcement of the Vendor workshop at the
1999 Winter Conference in Pau, France on the 10 January, 1999, 8 am. This is
the first call for the general audience to drop me a line or send me the
attached form for their attendance.
The workshop is free of charge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
This workshop is called:
WORKHOP ON PLASMA INSTRUMENTATION, SAMPLE PREPARATION AND ACCESSORIES.
ORGANIZER AND CHAIRMAN: I.B. (Joe) BRENNER, 9 DISHON STREET, MALKHA,
TEL 972-2-6797-255; FAX 972-2-6797-145; e-mail [log in to unmask]
Sunday the 10 January (the whole day) is a unique opportunity for the Pau
Winter Conference participants to learn about new and commercial
developments in plasma instrumentation, sample preparation and accessories
directly from their producers.
Chaired and organized by Dr. Joe Brenner, we will discuss the specifications
and the performances straightforwardly with vendors and other participants.
Technical presentations of the new developments will be made by instrument
company representatives, and questions and discussion will be encouraged
>from all participants.
The following vendors have already been contacted
GBC, Varian, PE-Sciex, Themo, Micromass, VGE, Spectro, HP, JY, Finnigan,
Milestone, Prolabo, CEM, Spex, spectron, Precision Glassware, Cetac,
Others are being informed. Some have already repsonded positively.
The workshop is divided into several sessions:
· Plasma source atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES and DCP-AES),
· ICP-MS (quads, TOF, high resolution, multiple collectors)
· Glow discharges
· Sample preparation, speciation and preconcentration devices
· Plasma accessories, for example, ETV, HPLC, spark and laser ablation.
Each presentation will be allotted 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion and
questions. Additional time will be allocated at the end of each session.
Some of the vendors will be allotted more than one presentation due to their
wide product line.
In order to maintain the high scientific and technological tradition of the
ICP Winter Conference, we have formulated the following guidelines which
vendors should adhere to when submitting their abstracts-summaries and their
The following general guidelines were given to the vendors:
a. Definitely no sales talk
b. NEW developments only
c. Handouts, brochures and application notes are welcome
d. The vendors must be willing to discuss openly the analytical performances
of their products. Comparisons will be made.
The following are examples of topics at the present time, others will be added
· 1. ICP-AES
Detection capabilities, transient signals
Data processing - chemometrics, archiving
Sample introduction, difficult samples, speciation, flow injection
Excitation - organics, mixed gases
· 2. Other Plasma Sources
DC arc and Spark
· 3. ICP-MS
Spectrometer configurations (Hi resolution, TOFs, Ion Traps, Hexapoles and
collision cells. multiple collectors)
Detection - dual detectors and transient analysis
Atomization and ionization - “cold plasmas”
Interface developments - S options
Sample introduction (preconcentration and on-line handling, speciation,
difficult samples, solids, GC, HPLC, IC, FIA, CE, Vapor Generation,
intelligent samplers, etc.)
· 4. Accessories, standards and other topics
Semiconductors - attenuation of interferences with membrane desolvation
Speciation and preconcentration reagents and devices
Isotope standards, standard reference materials
On line sample processing and preparation
For further information on the winter conference, contact WINTER 99,
Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bio-Inorganique et Environnement,
Hélioparc, F-64000 Pau (France) Attn: Olivier Donard Conference Chairman :
Email : [log in to unmask]
Hoping to hear from you soon
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