Ultrafast laser ablation for geochronology

Combine the ESI Lasers Bloodhound and DCI ultrafast laser ablation technology with the Thermo Scientific™ Neptune XT™ MC-ICP-MS to obtain excellent signal/noise ratio and sensitivity, which is highly beneficial to zircon petrochronology.


Using this system sacrifices the possibility of simultaneous measurement of Hf and U-Pb by LASS, however the increase in performance means two sequential, separate, measurements of Hf and U-Pb can achieve significantly better analytical results for less total volume ablated.


Optimizing methodologies for Hf and U-Pb analysis of zircons by MC-ICP-MS using ultrafast laser ablation technology technical note

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