October Elements Magazine Spotlights icpTOF for Laser Ablation Analyses

Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry: A New Tool for Laser Ablation Analyses

Michael Wiedenbeck
Elements, vol. 12, no. 5, 2016, pp. 370-372

The October 2016 issue of Elements magazine reviews applications of LA–ICP–MS in Earth, environmental, and biological sciences.  The issue includes this Toolkit article by Dr. Michael Wiedenbeck (Deutsches GeoForschungZentrum, Potsdam, Germany) that discusses the fundamentals of the icpTOF and research opportunities it may enable.  From the article, “With its [laser ablation’s] transient signals and with the common desire to quantify the abundances of all possible elements, TOF mass spectrometry has some very attractive features for the laser ablation community.”