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Frontiers in integrated laser-sampled trace-element and isotopic geoanalysis

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • We will integrate two existing multi-collector inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometers (MCICPMS) with 3 new instruments: femtosecond laser-ablation microprobe (LAM); high-sensitivity magnetic-sector ICPMS; quadrupole ICPMS. The femtosecond LAM will allow high-precision analysis of non-traditional stable-isotope systems and increased sensitivity in trace-element analysis. The ICPMS instruments will be linked in several configurations for simultaneous analysis of two isotopic systems, or of isotopic ratios and trace-element patterns. We will use these new capabilities for in situ analysis of isotopic ratios and ultra-low element contents, beyond the limits of existing Australian facilities, to address large-scale Earth-system problems.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Contributor


  • Carr, Paul F. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE100100095

Local Award Id


  • 11256

Contributor


  • Carr, Paul F. - Chief Investigator

Scheme


  • Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)

Abstract


  • We will integrate two existing multi-collector inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometers (MCICPMS) with 3 new instruments: femtosecond laser-ablation microprobe (LAM); high-sensitivity magnetic-sector ICPMS; quadrupole ICPMS. The femtosecond LAM will allow high-precision analysis of non-traditional stable-isotope systems and increased sensitivity in trace-element analysis. The ICPMS instruments will be linked in several configurations for simultaneous analysis of two isotopic systems, or of isotopic ratios and trace-element patterns. We will use these new capabilities for in situ analysis of isotopic ratios and ultra-low element contents, beyond the limits of existing Australian facilities, to address large-scale Earth-system problems.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Contributor


  • Carr, Paul F. - Chief Investigator

Sponsor Award Id


  • LE100100095

Local Award Id


  • 11256

Contributor


  • Carr, Paul F. - Chief Investigator