The Thermo Scientific Element GD Plus GD-MS redefines the analysis of advanced high purity materials directly from the solid. High sample throughput and extra low detection limits are provided with minimum calibration and sample preparation effort, making bulk metal analysis and depth profiling applications the domain for GD-MS. Ceramics and several other nonconductive powders are analyzed using a secondary electrode approach, providing the same level of sensitivity and data quality. Analysis of low melting point metals, e.g. as gallium, is made easy with a dedicated workflow for sample preparation and analysis. This makes GD-MS the reliable standard method for trace metal analysis.