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
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.
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
Mineralogic and Crystallographic Analysis
- Phillips APD 3600 powder X-ray diffractometer
- Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope