LA icpTOF – A Reliable Tool for Rapid Elemental Imaging of Carbonates: Poster EWCPS 2017

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 LA icpTOF – A Reliable Tool for Rapid Elemental Imaging Of Carbonates

Ciprian Stremtan1, Olga Borvinskaya2, Virgil Dragusin3, Dominique Blamart4
TOFWERK2, Teledyne CETAC Technologies1Institute of Speleology“Emil Racovita”Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environment IPSL4

Poster presented at European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS); 2017 Feb 20-24; Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria.

This collaborative work combined the icpTOF with the Analyte G2 Excimer Laser Ablation System with Aerosol Rapid Introduction System (ARIS) for rapid, high resolution elemental imaging of carbonates. The authors propose fast multi-element screening of speleothems to decrease the sampling uncertainty and improve accuracy and precision of data used in paleoclimate reconstruction and age models.