Training course


GDOES: Learn theory and practice

These trainings are held in France or at your location and are conducted in French or English.


  • Reference: GD1
  • Dates:
    • March 9-10, 2020
    • November 16-17, 2020
  • Who should attend: Users of HORIBA Scientific GD spectrometers
  • Duration: 2 days (From 9 am to 5:30 pm)


The goals of this training are to:
• Know how to optimize the instrumental parameters,
• Quickly use the software,
• Master a calibration in bulk and on surface,
• Perform an analysis of unknown samples,
• Know the accessories,
• Know how to perform a diagnosis of the instrument.
This program can be amended based on the requests of the customers present. Moreover, customers are invited to bring samples.


Day 1

General Presentation of the GD Technique and the Instrument

  • Principles of GD plasma
  • Principles of optics and emission spectrometry
  • Description of the instrument
  • Overview of the software
  • Hands-on practical experiments: Analysis of various samples, influence of operating parameters (pressure, power, duty cycle, etc), HDD mode.
  • Procedure for daily check up


Day 2

Operation of the Instrument, Focus on Software

  • Sample analysis with treatment of data
  • Method creation
  • Use of the monochromator
  • Image mode
  • Export/Import – data exchange

Introducing advanced properties
UFS, newly patented, plasma cleaning, etc.


Our trainers are experts in each technique. They will provide trainings advice and guidance to make the most of your HORIBA Scientific instrument. You will gain confidence and experience in the analysis of your samples.

Certificates are given to every attendee for every course.


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