Laser ablation ICP-MS

Research Facility

Laser ablation ICP-MS
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
New Brunswick (NB)

Microanalytical materials analyses of trace elements and U-Pb geochronology


Laser, ablation, mass spectrometry, materials science, trace elements

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Geomatics and Geodesy
  • Chemical Industries
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Research Facility

Chris McFarlane
Associate Professor

Industry Liaison Officer

Alison MacNevin
Knowledge Transfer Officer

Equipment 3 piece(s)

Laser ablation ICP-MS

For microanalysis of flat polished materials. 

Spatial resolution between 5 to 300 microns (customizable). Detection limits at ppm to ppb level depending on element.

Agilent 7700x ICP-MS with auto sampler (80 position) used for measurement of solution aspirated samples,

Zeiss AxioImager A1m
Top-end transmitted and reflected light optical microscope with motorized X-Y stage. Operated with Zeiss Zen Pro software. Can create large area mosaics and includes measurement capabilities.

Date submitted: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 4:34 PM
Date updated: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 4:40 PM