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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

Booking for the Cambridge Open Days on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018 is now open

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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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