Project

Isotopic research via the combination of laser ablation with single-collector and multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Instrumental methods
Keywords
ICP-mass spectrometry isotope ratios imaging laser ablation
 
Project description

Development of analytical methods based on the combination of deep-UV ArF* excimer laser ablation (LA) with single-collector or multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for application to real-life problems, including the determination of the platinum group elements (PGMs) in Pb disks, obtained via fire assay treatment of the samples of interest, via LA-ICP-MS using isotope dilution for calibration, quasi non-destructive isotopic analysis of valuable samples, spatially resolved isotopic analysis and 2-D and 3-D chemical imaging.