High-Purity Nickel

Application Brief

Limits of Detection in High Purity Nickel Using Axial Plasma Observation

Nickel is commonly used in metal alloys like stainless steel, cupronickel and monel, and nickel plating is a common way to create corrosion resistant metal surfaces. It is also used as electrode material in many types of rechargeable batteries like nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium-ion (e.g. LCA, NMC and LNO), with the latter having experienced a high increase in usage in recent years due to the growth of the electric vehicles market.

ICP-OES provides a convenient way to simultaneously analyze nickel metal for multiple contaminants to verify that it is suitable for a given application.

This application note reveals the limits of detection in high-purity nickel using axial plasma observation.