Mass spectroscopy

Thermo Fisher ICP-MS with laser ablation 

Our X-series ThermoElemental quadrupole based ICP-MS is attached to a New Wave UP-213 high-performance Nd:YAG deep UV (213nm) laser ablation system that provides flat craters and high absorption for the analysis of opaque and transparent materials alike. The deep UV 213nm wavelength produces a finer particle distribution. This increases transport efficiency of the aerosol resulting in better sensitivities and minimal deposits at the plasma. ICP-MS is the accepted and most powerful technique for the analysis and quantification of trace elements.

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Clean room with two quadrupole based ICP-MS’s (Induction Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) equipped with:

  • 3rd generation collision cell technology utilising both He-H2 (typically used for mid mass elements) and He-NH3 (typically used for V analysis) gas mixtures which can also be set up in Energy Discrimination Mode (KED, typically used for As), all in one analysis
  • External mass flow controllers for O2 (organics) and He (Laser ablation)
  • Solution ICP-MS equipped with Cetac 100 autosampler as well as Peltier Spraychamber cooling system
  • Laser ablation ICP-MS equipped with New wave UP-213 Nd:YAG laser ablation system

Applications at SPECTRUM:

  • Standard ICP-MS utilised for trace (less than 1ppm) to ultra trace (less than 1ppb) chemical analysis of isotopes in a variety of liquid matrices
  • Laser ablation ICP-MS utilised for U-Pb dating of zircon and in situ determination of isotopes in a wide variety of solid matrices

 

Perkin Elmer NexION 300 ICP-MS Spectrometers

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Streamline and simplify the analysis of virtually any sample with the NexION® 300 ICP-MS. Experience the benefits of a unique technology featuring:

  • Three cones (sampler, skimmer, and hyper skimmer) to eliminate internal maintenance and provide unrivaled STABILITY

  • Three quadrupoles to maximize SENSITIVITY for every element in a run

  • Three modes of operation (Standard, Collision, and Reaction) for ultimate application FLEXIBILITY​

 

MAP 215-50 Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer

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Equipped with:

  • 1064nm Nd:YAG laser
  • 266nm Nd:YAG laser

Applications at SPECTRAU:

  • 40Ar-39Ar geochronology