What: SRM 606 provides a solid sample for the analysis for trace elements in a natural ferro-magnesian silicate glass.
Why: Natural glass is formed when sand and/or rocks are heated to high temperatures and then cooled rapidly. This naturally occurring glass SRM will serve as a needed calibration material.
Who: Academic institutions and instrument manufacturers that utilize laser ablation ICP-MS and other analytical solid sampling techniques.
How: Solid sampling analytical techniques such as µXRF and laser ablation ICP-MS allow for the direct analysis of solid samples. However, the solid matrix has an effect on the analysis that requires matrix matched or near- matrix matched standards for reliable instrument calibration and element quantification