Authentication by means of spectrometry
Spectrometry (optical emission spectrometry, OEM) is used to determine the material composition, i.e. the elements that make up the material in percent. Subsequently, the age of the material can be determined on the basis of the elements and the manufacturing process, at best with an accuracy of up to a decade.
We only use accredited methods: Spectral analysis, spark OES for sophisticated material analysis. We maintain a variety of analytical methods to optimally meet your requirements. Mobile use and on site at your vehicle we determine the chemical composition of the materials with high precision and can then carry out an originality analysis and dating with our sworn material analysts. No material has to be removed, no sample has to be taken and no other destructive measures have to be taken.
Spectrometry, as a forensic / scientific method of testing the authenticity of a vehicle, is used in our engineering office. since 1986 applied. For 9 years now, we have been able to carry out the determination of the material composition, in the required quality / thousandths range, almost non-destructively and mobile. This means that we can carry out a corresponding investigation at any time, both nationally and internationally. To date, we have been able to expand our experience on the west and east coasts of North America, South America, Tokyo, Moscow, northern Italy, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and in Austria.
Analysis of metals and alloys on the spark spectrometer
With this method, all common metallic materials can be analysed:
- Cast iron
- unalloyed steels
- Low alloy steels
- Low-alloy and high-alloy stainless steels
- Aluminium materials and aluminium alloys
- Copper materials and copper alloys
- Nickel-based alloys
- Titanium materials
Our high-precision mobile spark emission spectrometer from Spectro is used for the precise qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical elements in metals, using the optical emission spectrum of atoms or atomic ions. It determines all elements used in the metal industry, including trace analysis of carbon, phosphorus, sulphur and nitrogen.
- Accredited methods:ASTM E 1086 2014 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Austenitic Stainless Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
- ASTM E 1999 2018 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Cast Iron by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
- ASTM E 415 2017 Standard Test Method for Analysis of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
- DIN EN 14726 2019-06 Aluminium and aluminium alloys - Determination of the chemical composition of aluminium and aluminium alloys by optical emission spectrometry with spark excitation
- ASTM E 2209 2013 Standard Test Method for Analysis of High Manganese Steel by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry
- DIN EN 15079 2015-07 Copper and copper alloys - Analysis by spark-excited optical emission spectrometry (F-OES)
Radio spectrometer OES
A spark spectrometer (spark emission spectrometer) is a device for the qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical elements in metals and uses the optical emission spectrum of atoms or atomic ions for this purpose (hence also spark optical emission spectrometer or spark OES). For the analyses, a spark or electric arc is used between an electrode and a prepared material sample. This vaporises sample material and excites the released atoms and ions by electron impact. The emitted radiation is optically split into its individual spectral components. Each element contained in the sample emits radiation at several wavelengths, which can be detected by semiconductor sensors or photoelectron multipliers. The radiation intensity measured in this way is basically proportional to the amount of the corresponding element and thus enables the determination of its content or concentration in the sample material.