Multi-Collector Inductively-Coupled-Plasma Mass-Spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) is a technique that measures radiogenic and non-traditional stable isotopic systems, and can complement traditional stable light isotope analyses.
Isotopic systems are a valuable tool to study topics across many disciplines including geochemistry, ecology, geochronology, oceanography, paleoecology, marine science, fisheries, mineral exploration, hydrology, archaeology, and more!
The Alaska Stable Isotope Facility (ASIF) acquired an NSF-MRI funded MC-ICP-MS with installation of the instrument and a Laser Ablation (LA) sample introduction system occurring last year. I will provide an overview of the instrument’s capabilities, and talk about a few of our initial projects involving Sr isotopes. I will also discuss potential Arctic research applications of other isotopic systems including Hg, Li, U, Pb, Cu, and Ba. This MC-ICP-MS is the only instrument of its kind in Alaska, and we’re very excited to share about its capabilities and potential applications to Arctic research.
Unable to attend in person? Join remotely from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
Or dial : +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 102 179 088
iPhone one-tap : +16699006833,,102179088# or +16465588656,,102179088#
During the academic year WERC holds seminars where faculty and students present information of interest. It's an excellent opportunity to hear about our current research. For students it offers an introduction to the academic exchange of information with peers. We currently meet on a biweekly basis, every other Friday, in ELIF 241 from noon to 1pm.
When you have your talk organized or would like to reserve a date please submit an image or graph that will be used at your talk, along with caption, abstract, title, and the date you'd like to give the talk to firstname.lastname@example.org. Final decisions about the schedule are made by the WERC Director.