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New calcium carbonate nano‐particulate pressed powder pellet (NFHS‐2‐NP) for LA‐ICP‐OES, LA‐(MC)‐ICP‐MS and µXRF

New calcium carbonate nano‐particulate pressed powder pellet (NFHS‐2‐NP) for LA‐ICP‐OES, LA‐(MC)‐ICP‐MS and µXRF
New calcium carbonate nano‐particulate pressed powder pellet (NFHS‐2‐NP) for LA‐ICP‐OES, LA‐(MC)‐ICP‐MS and µXRF

A new matrix-matched reference material has been developed – NFHS-2-NP (NIOZ Foraminifera House Standard-2-Nano-Pellet) – with element mass fractions, and isotope ratios resembling that of natural foraminiferal calcium carbonate. A 180–355 µm size fraction of planktic foraminifera was milled to nano-particles and pressed to pellets. We report reference and information values for mass fractions of forty-six elements measured by six laboratories as well as for 87Sr/ 86Sr (three laboratories), δ 13C, δ 18O (five laboratories) and 206,207,208Pb/ 204Pb isotope ratios (one laboratory) determined by ICP-MS, ICP-OES, MC-ICP-MS, isotope ratio mass spectrometry, WD-XRF and TIMS. Inter- and intra-pellet elemental homogeneity was tested using multiple LA-ICP-MS analyses in two laboratories applying spot sizes of 60 and 70 µm. The LA-ICP-MS results for most of the elements relevant as proxies for palaeoclimate research show RSD values < 3%, demonstrating a satisfactory homogeneous composition. Homogeneity of 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios of the pellet was verified by repeated LA-MC-ICP-MS by two laboratories. Information values are reported for Pb isotope ratios and δ 13C, δ 18O values. The homogeneity for these isotope systems remains to be tested by LA-MC-ICP-MS and secondary-ion mass spectrometry. Overall, our results confirm the suitability of NFHS-2-NP for calibration or monitoring the quality of in situ geochemical techniques.

MC-ICP-MS, carbonate, homogeneity, in situ techniques, laser ablation, reference materials
0150-5505
411-432
Boer, Wim
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Mertz‐kraus, Regina
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Hönisch, Bärbel
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Bijma, Jelle
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Raitzsch, Markus
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Wilhelms‐Dick, Dorothee
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Foster, Gavin L.
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Hauff, Folkmar
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Kuhnert, Henning
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Spero, Howie
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Rosner, Martin
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Gaever, Piet
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Nooijer, Lennart J.
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Boer, Wim, Nordstad, Simon, Weber, Michael, Mertz‐kraus, Regina, Hönisch, Bärbel, Bijma, Jelle, Raitzsch, Markus, Wilhelms‐Dick, Dorothee, Foster, Gavin L., Goring‐harford, Heather, Nürnberg, Dirk, Hauff, Folkmar, Kuhnert, Henning, Lugli, Federico, Spero, Howie, Rosner, Martin, Gaever, Piet, Nooijer, Lennart J. and Reichart, Gert‐jan (2022) New calcium carbonate nano‐particulate pressed powder pellet (NFHS‐2‐NP) for LA‐ICP‐OES, LA‐(MC)‐ICP‐MS and µXRF. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 46 (3), 411-432. (doi:10.1111/ggr.12425).

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Abstract

A new matrix-matched reference material has been developed – NFHS-2-NP (NIOZ Foraminifera House Standard-2-Nano-Pellet) – with element mass fractions, and isotope ratios resembling that of natural foraminiferal calcium carbonate. A 180–355 µm size fraction of planktic foraminifera was milled to nano-particles and pressed to pellets. We report reference and information values for mass fractions of forty-six elements measured by six laboratories as well as for 87Sr/ 86Sr (three laboratories), δ 13C, δ 18O (five laboratories) and 206,207,208Pb/ 204Pb isotope ratios (one laboratory) determined by ICP-MS, ICP-OES, MC-ICP-MS, isotope ratio mass spectrometry, WD-XRF and TIMS. Inter- and intra-pellet elemental homogeneity was tested using multiple LA-ICP-MS analyses in two laboratories applying spot sizes of 60 and 70 µm. The LA-ICP-MS results for most of the elements relevant as proxies for palaeoclimate research show RSD values < 3%, demonstrating a satisfactory homogeneous composition. Homogeneity of 87Sr/ 86Sr ratios of the pellet was verified by repeated LA-MC-ICP-MS by two laboratories. Information values are reported for Pb isotope ratios and δ 13C, δ 18O values. The homogeneity for these isotope systems remains to be tested by LA-MC-ICP-MS and secondary-ion mass spectrometry. Overall, our results confirm the suitability of NFHS-2-NP for calibration or monitoring the quality of in situ geochemical techniques.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 February 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 March 2022
Keywords: MC-ICP-MS, carbonate, homogeneity, in situ techniques, laser ablation, reference materials

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Local EPrints ID: 467690
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/467690
ISSN: 0150-5505
PURE UUID: 99891422-ad35-4e6e-95b7-03e2263bbec6
ORCID for Gavin L. Foster: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3688-9668

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Date deposited: 19 Jul 2022 16:50
Last modified: 18 Oct 2022 01:42

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Author: Wim Boer
Author: Simon Nordstad
Author: Michael Weber
Author: Regina Mertz‐kraus
Author: Bärbel Hönisch
Author: Jelle Bijma
Author: Markus Raitzsch
Author: Dorothee Wilhelms‐Dick
Author: Gavin L. Foster ORCID iD
Author: Dirk Nürnberg
Author: Folkmar Hauff
Author: Henning Kuhnert
Author: Federico Lugli
Author: Howie Spero
Author: Martin Rosner
Author: Piet Gaever
Author: Lennart J. Nooijer
Author: Gert‐jan Reichart

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