Our Thermo-Fisher Element 2 sector-field ICP-MS allows for precise and accurate measurements of most elements of the periodic table, in concentrations ranging from parts per trillion (ppt) to parts per million (ppm), with capability and detection limits varying per element (and generally best for metals and heavy atomic masses).
The Element 2 has a high mass resolution capability allowing for precise and accurate quantification of light mass elements typically prone to isobaric interferences. Samples are run against calibration standards of concentration ranges matching those of theFF samples. Blanks are also run in the same analytical session, for assessment of detection limits and laboratory and instrumental elemental backgrounds. Samples are run after addition of an internal standard, for more precise quantification.
For optimal results, it is preferred that samples be submitted in a weak nitric acid matrix (~1%). Users should consult with us before submitting samples, and inform us of the nature of their samples and the expected range of concentrations of their element(s) of interest. Improper sample preparation may result in a loss of data quality and extra sample preparation time in our laboratories, with extra associated charges.
We accept natural waters, aqueous solutions from experiments, digested inorganic or organic compounds, natural or man-made.