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ELEMENT 2XR is a high-resolution sector field mass spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS) with inductively coupled plasma as an ion source

Equipment & location: B366

The sectorfield Mass Spectrometer is used for the quantitative analysis of element concentrations or isotope ratios. It offers excellent results even for complex problems and demanding samples. The Elements 2XR combines a configuration that is primarily characterized by the following features:

  • Faraday detector and an SEV detector (secondary electron multiplier), thereby extending the dynamic detection range
  • Measurements of different concentration ranges in a single analysis
  • Excellent detection limits of up to 1ng/l (matrix dependent)
  • Mass-independent sensitivity of sectorfield Mass Spectrometers improves signal stability and detection limits
  • Three different mass resolutions can resolve almost all elements without interference

Routine analyses after acid digestion of rocks:

  • Li, Be, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Ge, Rb, Sr, Nb, Mo, Cd, Sn, Sb, Cs, Ta, Pb, Bi, Th, U
  • REE: La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu

Routine analyses in aqueous solutions:

  • Na, Mg, Al, K, Ca, Fe
  • Li-U

Analysis of PGEs in aqueous solutions, isotope ratios and other analyses not listed above, can be arranged upon request.

Information on how to apply for analyses and the corresponding sample list can be found in the following pdf/excel file:

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