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The lab currently houses two solid state Nd:YAG lasers from ESI: at 213nm and 193nm. Both lasers have custom built constant geometry ablation cells. These are used primarily for sulphide imaging and trace element analyses.
This system is equipped with a Coherent COMPex Pro ArF Excimer and was set up in 2009. The laser operates with a 193nm wavelength. The ablation cell is a constant geometry design produced by Laurin Technic. This laser is used primarily for silicate analyses and U/Pb geochronology.
The lab houses three models of Agilent mass spectrometers: 7500a, 7500cs, and 7700. These instruments provide excellent performance for laser ablation (dry plasma) applications.
The laboratory provides access to LA-ICPMS analysis to CODES staff and student, academic collaborators within UTAS and other institutions, and industry. For access arrangements and current charges contact Leonid Danyushevsky.
Prof. Leonid Danyushevsky, Leader of Technology Research Program
In charge of the LA-ICPMS analytical facility at CODES since 2001 and oversees the research and development program.
Ms Sarah Gilbert, Laboratory Manager
Joined the analytical team in 2002; specialises in development of sulphide LA-ICPMS applications
Dr. Sebastien Meffre, Senior Research Fellow
Joined the analytical team in 2003; specialises in development of U-Pb dating techniques and trace element mapping of minerals.
Mr Jay Thompson, Laboratory Analyst
Joined the analytical team in 2011; specialises in development of silicate LA-ICPMS applications and U-Pb geochronology
Mr Ian Little, Laboratory Analyst
Joined the analytical team in 2010; specialises in Solution ICP-MS and is responsible for the Clean Room facility.
Ms Elena Lounejeva, Laboratory Analyst
Joined the analytical team in 2012; specialises in sulphide LA-ICPMS applications
Authorised by the Head of School, Physical Sciences
27 August, 2012