High precision isotopic ratio analyses (e.g., Hf isotopes in zircons, Nd isotopes in accessory minerals). Can be used with the laser for solid samples or for solution samples that have gone through column chemistry.
- Low, medium and high mass resolution capability
- Additional multi-ion counter detector package
Located in Memorial University's Bruneau Centre, the laboratory specializes in the direct analysis of biological, geological or industrial materials for trace element microanalyses.
The solid material is sampled directly by a laser system coupled to either a Thermo ELEMENT XR ICPMS for general trace element analyses and U-Pb geochronology applications or a Thermo NEPTUNE Multicollector ICPMS for precise isotope ratio analyses.
Housing two ICPMS in the same lab allows split-stream measurements to be performed, where analyses are done simultaneously by both instruments on a given sample (e.g., U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotopic ratios from the same laser spot in zircon).
- Astronomy and Physics
- Biological and Life Sciences
- Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Environmental and Earth Sciences
- Marine/Ocean Sciences
- Mining, Minerals and Metals
Date submitted: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 3:50 PM
Date updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 8:43 PM