USGS - science for a changing world

Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

  CGGSCHome  |  About CGGSC  |  Our Science  |  Products  |  Labs  |  Reference Materials  |  Contact Us

Publications Related to ICP-MS

Those interested in understanding ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS in more detail can begin by using the publications below. The list is not exhaustive, and includes some early references that provide a flavor for the evolution of the ICP-MS technique.

Date, A.R. and Gray, A.L., 1983, Development progress in plasma source mass spectrometery: Analyst, vol. 108, pp. 159-165.

Date, A.R. and Gray, A.L., 1989, Applications of Inductively Coupled Plasma Source Mass Spectrometry: Blackie, Glasgow.

Feng, R., 1994, In situ trace element determination of carbonates by laserprobe inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry using non-matrix matched standards. Geochimica at Cosmochimica Acta: vol. 58, pp. 1615-1623.

Gray, A.L., 1994, Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in maturity - what problems remain? Proceedings of the Society of Analytical Chemistry, vol. 31, pp. 371-375.

Guo, X. and Lichte, F.E., 1995, Analysis of rocks, soils, and sediments for the chalcophile elements by laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry: Analyst, vol. 120, pp. 2707-2711.

Hall, G.E.M., 1992, Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in geoanalysis: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, vol. 44, pp. 201-249.

Jackson, F.E., Longerich, H.P., Dunning, G.R., and Fryer, B.J., 1992, The application of laser ablation microprobe - inductively coupled plasma - mass spectrometry (LAM-ICP-MS) to in situ trace element determinations in minerals: Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 30, pp. 1049-1064.

Lichte, F.E., 1995, Determination of elemental content of rocks by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: Analytical Chemistry, vol. 67, pp. 2479-2485.

Lichte, F.E., Meier, A.L., and Crock, J.G., 1987, Determination of the rare earth elements in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: Analytical Chemistry, vol. 59, pp. 1150-1157.

Meyers, D.P., Li, G., Mahoney, P.P., and Hiefje, G.M., 1995, An inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer for elemental analysis: Journal of American Society of Mass Spectrometry, vol. 6, pp. 411-420.

Norman, M.D., Pearson, N.J., Sharma, A., and Griffin, W.L., 1996, Quantitative analysis of trace elements in geological materials by laser ablation ICPMS: instrumental operating conditions and calibration values for NIST standards: Geostandards Newsletter, XX, No.2, pp. 247-261.

Ridley, W.I., and Lichte, F.E., 1998, Major, trace, and ultratrace element analysis by laser ablation ICP-MS, in Applications of Microanalytical Techniques to Understanding Mineralizing Processes: Reviews in Economic Geology, vol. 8. (in press).

Mineral Resources Program
Eastern Central GMEG Alaska Minerals Information Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Spatial Data