Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Laser ablation ICPMS offers high sensitivity and rapid multi-elemental determinations of solid state samples at a ultra-trace level.
LA-ICPMS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) is a powerful analytical technology that enables precise elemental and isotopic analysis to be performed directly on solid-state samples with sub-ppm detections limits. This technique has been widely applied in the geosciences for spatial resolution analysis of element compositions and rapid bulk analysis of whole-rock and soil samples.
MTRG hosts a New Wave UP213 deep-UV YAG Laser microprobe and an Agilent 7700x ICPMS. A New Wave UP213 Laser microprobe offers beam size ranging from 2~ 110 µm as well as different scanning modes allowing spot, grid of spots, line and raster analysis.
- Chemical analysis of geological materials, including volcanic glass and mineral grains, and soil.
- Chemical analysis of pressed powders or fused material
- Bulk analysis of metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics
- Contact person: Dr Ling Chung
- Access: find out more about accessing this equipment
- Location: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Building 200, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010