Spectroscopy 2004 Top Products Award Winner: ELAN
ELAN software runs under the Windows XP operating system and drives the ELAN family of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS). Common instrument parameters are automatically optimized through the SmartTune wizard that optimizes sensitivity and performs mass calibration and resolution adjustment. Other functions include the insertion of priority samples while an analysis is in progress, as well as appending samples to a run list. When new samples are added, the software resequences samples and QCs to maintain the frequency of QC checks. A complete run list can also be printed to make loading the autosampler easier and prevent solution placement errors in large automated runs. Sample IDs can be applied to QC samples and calibration standards to enhance QC reporting and post-run data analysis.