This article provides an overview of the capabilities of field-flow fractionation coupled with inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry and demonstrates that the technique shows a great deal of promise to separate, detect and quantitate nanoparticles in environmental matrices.
1 + 1 = 3. Say what? That's not what I learned in school! But it's true: when you couple the best of two technologies together, the output is better than the sum of the parts. As you'll see in this article, that's exactly what you get when you couple field flow fractionation to an ICP-MS detector for the analysis of nanomaterials.