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Laser Ablation ICP-MS Lab Demo Day LTU 2017

Advanced laser lab demonstrated

Published: 3 April 2017

Laser Ablation ICP-MS, or Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, is a state of the art technology that is used in geoscientific research to determine the trace element composition of minerals within rocks. Due to its high sensitivity, it is particularly valuable to, for example, determine which minerals in an ore body contain trace amounts of the “critical metals” which are urgently needed by so many of today’s high-tech industries. The technology is also highly applicable for any other field of study where the composition of solid samples and the distribution of trace elements in the sample is important.

"It was great to see that so many people were interested in our lab. The discussion of participants' own samples was really rewarding", says Glenn Bark, researchers in ore geology and responsible for the laser lab.

Riia Chmielowski, LA ICP-MS expert and lab coordinator.
Riia Chmielowski, LA ICP-MS expert and lab coordinator.

The hope is that more researchers will use this technology, and thus we invited the university researchers to the demonstration.  External parties outside Luleå University are also welcome to contact the lab for possible collaborations and tour the lab.

Laser Ablation ICP-MS Lab Demo Day LTU 2017
Laser Ablation ICP-MS Lab Demo Day LTU 2017

"We look forward to collaborating with other research groups and external customers", says Riia Chmielowski, senior technician in the lab.

Riia Chmielowski

Riia Chmielowski, Senior Research Engineer

Phone: +46 (0)920 492033
Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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