Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)-Facility -under reno until spring 2020
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry combines the efficient ionization of a high-temperature argon plasma to the rapid scanning, high sensitivity and good resolution capabilities of a quadruple mass spectrometer. The technique can produce high quality concentration data for a large number of elements using an appropriate range of sample weights.
Isotope ratios can be measured by ICPMS with sufficient precision for certain applications such as environmental lead source tracing. Isotope dilution may be used to determine concentrations of "difficult" or low-abundance elements.
The ICPMS is used for chemical analyses of natural waters and acid digests of rocks, minerals, ores, sediments, soils and biota.
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