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Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

Our Instrument - Elan DRC II
Our instrument is a Perkin Elmer Elan DRCII (brochure) quadrupole based Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) that is capable of rapidly analyzing up to seventy elements in a wide range of samples. The instrument was purchased in 2002 under SRIF (Science Research Initiative Fund).


Detection limits in liquid solution for many elements are better than 1 ppt (ng/l) while analytical precision is typically 0.5 - 5% RSD at one standard deviation. The instrument is also fitted with a Dynamic Reaction Cell for the removal of many ICP-MS interferences.

To encourage collaboration in the Department, University, and elsewhere we offer limited access to our ICP-MS instrument for scientific research purposes. We have excellent laboratory facilities for sample and standard preparation, and established sample preparation procedures.


Last updated on 17-Sep-08 13:14