The facility houses two Thermo Fisher Scientific™ iCAP™ Qc ICP-MS instruments. One is dedicated to performing the analysis of samples in solution, the other to performing direct analysis of solid samples by laser ablation. Application types include but are not limited to biological, environmental and geological analyses. ICP-MS instruments can rapidly measure almost the entire Periodic Table simultaneously at a wide range of concentrations (sub ppb to ppm). The facility has the capability to prepare certain sample solutions if required. Both solution and laser instruments are available on a recharge basis.
Additionally the facility has a ThermoQuest Finnigan Element 2™ HR-ICP-MS which has the ability to measure isotope ratios and a Thermo Fisher Scientific™ Triton Plus™ TIMS for the highest precision measurements. These instruments are used to address the needs of SIO users.
Visit the website (http://sigl.ucsd.edu/) if you would like to learn more about the facility or enquire about access to the instruments.
Solution ICP-MS - $9 measurement
Laser Ablation ICP-MS - $14 measurement
Solution Sample Preparation - $91 per hour
Data Analysis - $80 per hour
We can provide sample tubes, solutions etc., for an additional cost