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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 analysis.

Element ll ICP Mass Spectrometer
Element ll ICP-MS

Nu Plasma 3D MC-ICP-M

The third-generation Nu-Plasma 3D MC-ICP-MS is equipped with 16 Faradays, 5 Dalys, and 1 SEM detectors and is designed to perform high-precision isotope analyses of Li, Mg, Cu, Zn, Fe, Sr, Nd, Hf, Pb, U, and Th. The instrument is integrated with Aridus3 Desolvating Nebulizer and Applied Spectra Tandem LIBS Laser Ablation system.

Nu-Plasma 3D

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

Contact Dr. Ann Heatherington ( for more information about the XRF facility.

Mineralogic and Crystallographic Analysis