The animation below shows a series of trace element maps for a 5×7 mm garnet grain in a micaschist from… Read More »
Laser Ablation Spot Analysis and Multi-Element Imaging of Minerals
In Earth Science, a common interest is the study of earth materials, like rocks and minerals, as well as fluid inclusions within them. For such studies it is important to measure the chemical composition of minerals, and to understand their internal chemical zoning. The “bulk composition” of a mineral can be measured for example by laser ablation spot analysis, and their internal chemical zoning can be revealed by laser ablation imaging. The icpTOF is a powerful tool for Earth Science applications when coupled to laser ablation for sample introduction. A particular strength of the icpTOF is high-speed, high-resolution, multi-elemental imaging of minerals.
Ciprian Stremtan1, Olga Borvinskaya2, Virgil Dragusin3, Dominique Blamart4 TOFWERK2, Teledyne CETAC Technologies1, Institute of Speleology3 “Emil Racovita”, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et… Read More »
Olga Borovinskaya, David Banks, Robert Chapman TOFWERK, Leeds Ores and Minerals Group, School of Earth and Environment, The University of… Read More »
Olga Borovinskaya, Marie Christine Boiron, Leif Summerfield TOFWERK, Université de Lorraine, ESI High resolution elemental imaging by LA-ICP-MS can provide… Read More »
“Capabilities of sequential and quasi-simultaneous LA-ICPMS for the multi-element analysis of small quantity of liquids (pl to nl): insights from… Read More »
Part I: Instrumentation and Two-Dimensional Imaging of Geological Samples Part II. Critical Evaluation of Quantitative Three-dimensional Imaging of Major, Minor… Read More »