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Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)


Our instrument is a Perkin Elmer Nexion 350D 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.

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 Collision/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.

Earth Sciences at Cambridge

Saturday 22 September 2018: A one-day conference bringing together international scientists to mark 200 years since Adam Sedgwick was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology.

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