Elemental Analysis

Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

Used for the determination of major, minor, and trace element constituents in rock, mineral, and water samples.

  • Element 2 ICP-Mass Spectrometer

The Element-2 (Thermo-Finnigan) multi-resolution, single collector, magnetic sector plasma mass spectrometer is capable of operating at resolutions of >10,000 and is used for both in-situ and solution-based

Element ll ICP Mass Spectrometer

Element ll ICP-MS

  • Nu Plasma ICP-Mass Spectrometer

The Nu Plasma (Nu Instruments) is a double focusing plasma mass spectrometer equipped with 13 collectors in a configuration designed to optimize U-Pb geochronologic applications. The instrument is integrated with a New Wave UP-213 solid state laser ablation system for in-situ isotopic analyses.

Nu Plasma ICP Mass Spectrometer

Nu Plasma ICP MS


X-Ray Fluorescence

Rigaku Wavelength Dispersive XRF

Rigaku Supermini Wavelength Dispersive XRF

The XRF laboratory is equipped with a Rigaku Supermini wavelength-dispersive XRF and a Katanax automatic fluxer for preparing fused disks for analysis.  The XRF is set up for major element analysis of silicate rocks, carbonate rocks, cements, and certain other industrial materials.  Use of the facility by personnel outside UF can be arranged.  

Contact Dr. Ann Heatherington (aheath@ufl.edu) for more information.

Mineralogic and Crystallographic Analysis