The Attom ES - HR-ICP-MS - Nu Instruments is a double-focusing high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for precise analysis of isotopic ratio and trace elements in solid and liquid samples.
The device is routinely connected with the Teledyne CETAC Aridus3 Desolvating Nebulizer System, which is a specialized liquid sample introduction accessory for ICP‑MS. The Aridus3 can increase the sensitivity of analyses up to 10 times and can reduce solvent-based interferences such as hydrides and oxides.
The Attom is connected to a laser ablation system NWR 213 nm - Elemental Scientific Laser for performing analyses of solid samples.
Samples are prepared in the clean laboratory, which reduces potential contamination of samples to an absolute minimum. The laboratory is equipped with an integrated water purification system delivering Type 1 and Type 2 water direct from tap water - the Milli-Q® IQ 7003/05/10/15 Ultrapure & Pure Water Purification System.
In the clean rooms mostly river and lake water, terrestrial rocks, soils, lake sediments, and speleothems are prepared for analyses. Solid samples might be digested using microwave mineralizer Magnum II - ERTEC.
High resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (Attom ES, Nu instruments),
connected to autosampler and the Teledyne CETAC Aridus3 Desolvating Nebulizer System.
Laser ablation system (NWR 213 nm - Elemental Scientific Laser).