Our Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-HR-MS) lab is upgraded with a new Agilent - 8800 ICP-MS Triple Quad. Together with Element 2, this is the best setup of ICP-MS instruments that is available in today’s market. It’s even more powerful in removing interferences then Element 2 in many cases. We also add one more person into the ICP-MS group, Anica Simic.

Agilent - 8800 ICP-MS Triple Quad. Photo

Capabilities of Agilent 8800 animation (YouTube video)


Element 2 - ICP-HR-MS. Photo

Inductively Coupled Plasma-High Resolution-Mass Spectrometer

Element 2 is able to determine almost all elements from sub ng/l to high mg level. Our lab offer 73 elements and isotope ratio measurements for Lead (Pb),  Uranium (U),  Plutonium (Pu) and Strontium (Sr) is available.

Type of materials: all kind of materials, but only solutions with total solids < 0.5% free of particles can be inserted directly into Element 2. However, with UltraCLAVE from Milestone (see picture below), pretreatment of all kind of solid materials is available.


UltraCLAVE (Milestone). Foto: Per Henning/NTNUUltraCLAVE (Milestone)

High Pressure Digestion Unit

UltraCLAVE from Milestone can digest all kind of materials,  with sample sizes from a few mg to 1000 mg. Different mixture of acid can be used as Nitric acid (HNO3), Hydrofluoric acid (HF), and Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) with heating up to 250 C with PFA vials, and to 300 C with quarts vials. This gives better digestion then conventional microwave ovens.