GGR Biennial Review: Advances in Laser Ablation and Solution ICP-MS from 2008 to 2009 with Particular Emphasis on Sensitivity Enhancements, Mitigation of Fractionation Effects and Exploration of New Applications

Ricardo Arevalo, Jeremy Bellucci, William F. McDonough

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Abstract

Recent developments from 2008 to 2009 in ICP-MS engineering, methods and applications are reviewed here. Of particular emphasis are advances in: (a) maximising sensitivity and reducing elemental/isotopic fractionation during laser ablation processing; (b) developing new analytical techniques to measure major, minor and trace element abundances without depending on matrix-matched calibrating materials, pre-determined internal standard concentrations and/or multiple analytical methods; (c) applying in situ and solution-based ICP-MS techniques to the analysis of forensic materials for criminal and/or nuclear investigations; and (d) improving precision and limits of detection of laser ablation multi-collector ICP-MS measurements of (ultra) trace elemental and isotopic abundances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-341
Number of pages15
JournalGeostandards and Geoanalytical Research
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calibrators
  • Forensic applications
  • Isotopic fractionation
  • LA-ICP-MS
  • Nuclear materials
  • RMs
  • Solution ICP-MS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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