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UV Laser Ablation ICP-MS: Some Applications in the Earth Sciences

UV Laser Ablation ICP-MS: Some Applications in the Earth Sciences
UV Laser Ablation ICP-MS: Some Applications in the Earth Sciences
This study reports a series of applications of UV laser ablation ICP-MS in the geological sciences. The advantages and disadvantages of the PQ “S” option and the use of nitrogen in the carrier gas are discussed. A general problem common to all ablation techniques is the calibration technique and experiments involving synthetic calibration samples are covered. Zircon geochemistry and geochronology by LA-ICP-MS are discussed and data are presented for REE, Hf and U for a standard zircon (91500) as well as a series of zircons from Zimbabwe. The potential of using Ce and Eu anomalies in petrologic studies is illustrated by zircons from a fractionated gabbroic-granite in the Urals. The potential of the LA-ICP-MS method to utilise standard X-ray fluorescence glass discs is demonstrated as a useful semi-quantitative tool in determining REE patterns. LA-ICP-MS is a powerful tool in the analysis of the platinum group elements (and Re) and some examples are given in the successful application of the technique to partitioning in iron meteorites.
0150-5505
231-243
Nesbitt, Robert W.
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Hirata, Takafumi
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Butler, Ian B.
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Milton, James A.
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Nesbitt, Robert W.
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Hirata, Takafumi
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Butler, Ian B.
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Milton, James A.
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Nesbitt, Robert W., Hirata, Takafumi, Butler, Ian B. and Milton, James A. (1997) UV Laser Ablation ICP-MS: Some Applications in the Earth Sciences. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 21 (2), 231-243. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.1997.tb00943.x).

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Abstract

This study reports a series of applications of UV laser ablation ICP-MS in the geological sciences. The advantages and disadvantages of the PQ “S” option and the use of nitrogen in the carrier gas are discussed. A general problem common to all ablation techniques is the calibration technique and experiments involving synthetic calibration samples are covered. Zircon geochemistry and geochronology by LA-ICP-MS are discussed and data are presented for REE, Hf and U for a standard zircon (91500) as well as a series of zircons from Zimbabwe. The potential of using Ce and Eu anomalies in petrologic studies is illustrated by zircons from a fractionated gabbroic-granite in the Urals. The potential of the LA-ICP-MS method to utilise standard X-ray fluorescence glass discs is demonstrated as a useful semi-quantitative tool in determining REE patterns. LA-ICP-MS is a powerful tool in the analysis of the platinum group elements (and Re) and some examples are given in the successful application of the technique to partitioning in iron meteorites.

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Published date: December 1997
Organisations: Geochemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 361636
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361636
ISSN: 0150-5505
PURE UUID: 8b525b65-0bd4-4400-bbd5-019592c84677

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:59

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