Laser ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP-MS)

Our Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry laboratory is equipped with a ThermoFischer Scientific Element 2 magnetic sector ICP-MS and a Lambda Physik excimer laser (193 nm) with GeoLas optics. The technique is used for microanalysis of trace elements in solid samples, and can determine many elements in the periodic table to high degrees of accuracy and precision. The technique complements electron microprobe analysis, typically measuring trace elements at a lower concentration range (1 ppb - 100 ppm).