The Nu Plasma ICPMS is a magnetic sector, multi collector instrument. Its current application focuses on U-Pb and Hf isotope composition studies of zircon grains.
Samples are ablated using a focused laser beam (193 nm) and introduced into the ICPMS in a helium gas stream. Alternatively, aqueous samples are introduced into the ICMPS using an external nebulizer module. A ThermoFisher iCAP RQ Quadrupole ICP-MS is being installed that will run both solid and solution samples.