GEOMETRIC Laboratory

Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

ICP-MS

Thermo Scientific iCAP Q ICP-MS

Thermo Scientific iCAP Q ICP-MS

The Thermo Scientific iCAP Q ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer) has been developed with groundbreaking technology to enable advanced high-performance isotopic analysis combined with total reliability and ultra-flexibility. It is the only ICP-MS system to include proprietary QCell technology combining proven He KED interference reduction capabilities with a flatapole low mass cut-off.
In the GEOMETRIC lab, this instrument is used for major, trace and ultra-trace elemental analysis as well as low resolution (compared to multi-collection mass spectrometry) U-Pb isotopic measurements for geochronology.