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Category Press Release
Publish Date 3/31/2020
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Utilizing Glow-Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy to Provide Industry with High Resolution Surface and Depth Profiling Solutions
Introduction Advanced MicroAnalytical offers GD-OES and other spectroscopic methods to offer quantitative analysis of metals, semiconductors and non-metallic solids.

Salem, NH, March 31st, 2020

In many of the products designed for use in the automotive, aerospace, marine and even everyday applications, structural parts and semiconductor components depend on the precise control of the microstructure and chemical composition of their surface or subsurface layers to work properly. The accuracy of these parts and components has been carefully planned and is essential to achieve unique properties, corrosion resistance or other performance requirements.

One powerful method that is available to analyze these materials is known as glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GD-OES). GD-OES depth profiling is a surface analysis technique that provides information about the distribution and concentration of elements along the depth from the surface in a solid or multi-layer material. Information extracted from this spectroscopic method is often critical for industry in understanding and controlling of the surface or substrate properties of a material or component that is under development or already exists.

As a leading provider of material testing services for industry, research institutions and government agencies, the scientists and engineers at Advanced MicroAnalytical employ GD-OES and many other advanced techniques to develop answers and solutions to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients. A few examples of GD-OES depth profiling analysis at Advanced MicroAnalytical’s state-of-the-art testing facility include the oxidation of super-alloys, plating layer characterization on steels, and the characterization of multiple layers in semiconductor devices or materials.

To learn more about glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy or other material science, research and development, quality control, or environmental and forensic services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at
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