Utility of ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is principally used for rapid, precise and accurate trace element (<1000 ppm) determinations in liquid and solid samples, but other applications include isotopic determinations and speciation studies.

The power of modern ICP-MS resides in its ability to rapidly measure trace elements at very low detection limits (to sub parts per trillion levels) as well as minor and major elements (at parts per million levels) in the same analytical run on suitably diluted samples.

Utility of ICPMS

Here you can find information about:

Please contact the lab in advance if you are interested in analytical services and before submitting any samples.


Temporary Lab Move

The lab moved in May 2016 to JGB 1.132 in preparation for construction of a much needed larger ICP-MS complex. The new complex should ensure that JSG researchers have access to latest equipment and best facilities for conducting cutting edge research, and improve opportunities for analytical education (hands-on learning in the lab). Construction will begin sometime after completion of the initial MC-ICP-MS lab phase.

North American Workshop on Laser Ablation, May 25-27, Jackson School of Geosciences

Researchers and vendors from around the world will meet at the Jackson School of Geosciences May 25-27 to convene the 2nd North American Workshop on Laser Ablation (NAWLA’17) .

The scientific program and registration information is available on the workshop web site: