Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Direct Vapor Phase Inlet System [ICP-MS]

A view of ICP-MS Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment [DMSRDE], Kanpur, has successfully installed an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Direct Vapor Phase Inlet System, which was inaugurated by Dr RV Swamy, CC R&D [MLS] .The system has been procured under the project Development and Pilot Production ofMOCVD Precursors, for the trace elemental analysis of MOCVD Precursors up to ppt level. It is a world-class test facility for the simultaneous analysis of over 70 elements in virtually any sample in less than 3 min, and only a few milligram of samples are required. The Direct Vapor Phase Inlet System is one of its kind in the country , which enables the quantification of trace elemental impurities in pyrophoric organometallic samples in conjunction with ICP-MS. The instrument is being utilised for the trace elemental analysis of MOCVD Precursors such as, trimethylaluminium, trimethylgallium, dimethylcadmium and di-isopropyltelluride and their Lewis base adducts developed by DMSRDE.

Direct Vapour Phase Inlet System can be used for the characterisation of trace elemental impurities in a diversified range of applica- tions such as: determination of isotopic ratios, environmental analysis, geological research, semiconductor and electronic industries, bio- logical and medical research, and nuclear research. etc.

ARDE Scientist Leads Contingent at Republic Day ARDE Scientist Leads Contingent at Republic Day

Lt Col R Pathak, Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, had the proud privilege to lead the contingent of DRDO at the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi where Pinaka was on Display.