ICP-MS Trace Element Laboratory

The main work of this lab is focused on measuring trace and minor element concentrations in biogenic calcium carbonates, particularly the shells of foraminifera, to reconstruct past climates. Other sample types are welcomed from outside users (please click on the Services tab). Our main analytical tool is a Thermo Finnigan Element2 magnetic sector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS). The facility includes a Class 1000 clean room for sample preparation. The lab is reached from room 118B of the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Laboratory (SEEL) building, and is overseen by Tom Marchitto.

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