Sample Preparation for Isotopic Analysis on the Multicollector ICP-MS
Richard Wanty, Ian Ridley, Paul Lamothe, Ruth Wolf and David Borrok
The Minerals Program's new MC-ICP-MS represents an exciting tool capable of sensitive isotopic analyses of trace constituents in environmental samples. However, the great sensitivity of this instrument also necessitates that environmental samples be carefully prepared to separate the constituents of interest from the rest of the sample matrix. Our first efforts are directed at separating Cu, Fe, and Zn from each other and from the sample matrix.
Abstracts, Presentations, and Posters for Professional Technical Meetings
Borrok, D.M., Ridley, W.I., Lamothe, P.J., and Wanty, R.B., 2006, Separation of Cu, Fe, and Zn from complex aqueous solutions for isotopic measurement [abs.]: 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, August 27-September 1, 2006, Session S1-06. (Abstract and presentation) Available online at http://www.goldschmidt2006.org/cd/goldschmidt/pdf/060802500602.pdf [PDF file, 24 KB].
Wanty, R.B., Ridley, W.I., Wolf, R., Lamothe, P., and Adams, M., 2005, Separation of copper, iron, and zinc from complex aqueous solutions for isotopic measurement: metal sources and processes of acid-rock drainage [abs.]: Geological Society of America 2005 Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-19, 2005, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 50. (Abstract and presentation) Available online at http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2005AM/finalprogram/abstract_92678.htm.
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