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Celebrating 30 Years at Cerium Laboratories

We just recently celebrated our 30th anniversary and we could not be proud of how hard our team has worked and continues to work. You don't make it three decades without being an industry leader, and we take pride in saying that's what we are. We love what we do, and...

Cerium’s Team is part of YOUR team!

When we say our team is part of your team, we mean it! The scientists who are part of Cerium's team are always looking for ways to help our clients.  Whether we are solving a specific problem, assisting in process improvements, or verifying the quality of a product,...

The History of Cerium Laboratories

We're so proud to announce that at Cerium Laboratories, we have hit 30 years and we're looking forward to many more! Who we are Cerium Laboratories is a global, high growth, analytical services company that provides the highest quality, the quickest response time, and...

Learn More About TEM

Scientists report the size of a SARS-CoV-2 particle to be between 50-140 nm (https://www.news-medical.net/health/The-Size-of-SARS-CoV-2-Compared-to-Other-Things.aspx).  New microprocessor technology in devices from companies like Apple, Intel, and AMD produces chips...

6 Steps to Ensure Valid Metals Analysis

Metal contamination in a semiconductor manufacturing environment can greatly reduce wafer yield or create long term product reliability issues.  For these reasons’ manufacturers are constantly monitoring their tools for low level metal contamination.  Vapor Phase...

VPD-ICPMS vs TXRF

There is a bit of a battle in the analytical arena when it comes to the best method for measuring trace contaminants on the surface of a silicon wafer.  We described the analysis of trace metals on silicon wafers by Vapor Phase Decomposition – Inductively Coupled...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Vapor Phase Decomposition Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy

You're an expert in your industry, but not the specifics and niche fields of all the science related to it. Nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to Vapor Phase Decomposition Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy. If you've been wanting to learn a little...

Understanding Vapor Phase Decomposition Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy

In the industry, Vapor Phase Decomposition Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy is abbreviated to VPD-ICPMS. If you've been wanting to learn a little more about it, Cerium Labs is happy to help! Not only can we tell you all about Vapor Phase Decomposition Inductively...

What’s in the water – analytical chemistry helps everyone

Analytical chemistry of water What do you think of when you hear the term "Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy"?  A CSI episode? College Chemistry? Or maybe nothing at all? Most likely you are not familiar with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy or...

Necessity of Using VPD-ICPMS Technique in Semiconductor manufacturing

Implementing smaller device dimensions requires cleaner chemicals and, more importantly, cleaner production processes.  One example of a potential contamination source is polymeric seals often found in process chambers.  Over time, in aggressive environments such as...
What is Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)?

What is Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)?

Analyzing small and volatile molecules is made not only possible but simple with Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). GC-MS is the separation technique of choice for smaller volatile and semi-volatile organic molecules such as hydrocarbons, alcohols, and...

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The benefits you get from chemical analysis of materials

The benefits you get from chemical analysis of materials

You do not always know what something is by just looking at it. Sterling silver, steel, and platinum look similar...yet their prices tell you they are very different indeed. Chemical analysis characterizes the chemical components in a material which helps to identify...

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