Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICPMS)


CPMS: Nu Instruments Plasma HR

Laser ablation system: Resonetics RESOlution M50

ThermoFisher iCAP RQ Quadrupole ICP-MS

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. 

Contact person: Dr Jean Wong (
Person-in-charge: Prof Min Sun (

Booking for ICPMS Lab