The Element 2 is a high sensitivity, high resolution sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. In our laboratory the instrument is exclusively used to analyse very low concentrated analytes in solution. A typical example is the direct measurement of 9Be in river water, suspended river sediment and time series analysis of Phosphorus fluxes in the “Convent Forest” and “Bavarian Forest”. The integrated auto sample can be loaded with more than 240 samples for continuous measurement.
Access to the lab
Nearly all work conducted in the GFZ HELGES lab falls into one of two categories: (1) approved collaborative projects that will lead to publications in international scientific journals, and (2) research projects within the GFZ Earth Surface Geochemistry group, including development and improvement of analytical methods. All scientists wishing to use our facility or request sample analyses must submit an analysis application form. Because our laboratory space and staff capacities are limited, we need to evaluate your application in an internal review process, and therefore kindly ask you to fill the application form and provide us with further information about the project, samples and analyses. Please send the application form to the indicated lab contact person. We will evaluate your application and make a decision. Please note that we are specialized in the above mentioned isotope systems and we are not a geochronology laboratory.