Project

Mattauch-Herzog ICP-mass spectrometer

Duration
15 June 2012 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Methods in archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Instrumental methods
    • Inorganic elements and compounds
    • Environmental chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • General diagnostics
Keywords
laser ablation ICP-MS isotope ratios provenance determination trace elements fingerprinting spatially resolved analysis
 
Project description

Recently, an ICP – mass spectrometer equipped wth a double-focusing sector field mass spectrometer of Mattauch-Herzog geometry was commercially introduced. The most important advantage of this set-up is that the entire elemental spectrum (from Li to U) can be monitored simultaneously owing to the use of a detector with 4800 miniaturized detector elements. After a systematic evaluation of its capabilities and limitations, the instrument will be deployed for applied research, e.g., in the domains of archaeometry and environmental chemistry – preferably in combination with laser ablation for sample introduction.