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Trace Element Research Laboratory

Summary:

The Trace Element Research Laboratory (TERL) has world-class capabilities for elemental chemical measurements for an incredibly wide variety of applications in earth, environmental, chemical, biological, medical and materials sciences. Superb expertise and state of the art inductively coupled plasma based optical emission and mass spectrometry instruments are available. Most of the elements in the periodic table (other than C, N, O, F and noble gas elements) can be measured at concentrations from major (%) to ultratrace (part per trillion). Measurements can be made on solution samples, solids following digestion or, using laser ablation sampling, directly on solids.

The TERL provides facilities and expertise to researchers, students and faculty throughout The Ohio State University in variety of ways. Properly trained researchers, students and faculty can use the facilities independently or in collaboration with our staff. On the other extreme, TERL staff discuss research or analyses problems of interest with faculty, students or clients, design the appropriate measurements, make the measurements and provide analysis results.

Our mission includes teaching of the fundamental concepts and practical measurement techniques through traditional courses, short courses and one-on-one sessions. The TERL encourages faculty to use the facilities and staff expertise in their teaching activities.

We also provide services and expertise to other Universities, government organizations, individuals and industry at rates on a par with commercial laboratories with a special emphasis on unique method development and problem solving.

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    Instruments

    • PerkinElmer Avio 200 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Avio 200 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per billion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution.

    • PerkinElmer NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Collision/Reaction Cell for ion-molecule reactions or kinetic energy discrimination to overcome spectral overlaps. Also capable of single particle ICP-MS for nanoparticle and microparticle analysis. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per trillion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution or directly using laser ablation sampling.

    • PerkinElmer Optima 4300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emision Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Optima 4300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per billion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution.

    • PerkinElmer Sciex DRC II Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Sciex DRC II Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Collision/Reaction Cell for ion-molecule reactions to overcome spectral overlaps. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per trillion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution or directly using laser ablation sampling.

    • PerkinElmer Sciex ELAN 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Sciex ELAN 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per trillion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution or directly using laser ablation sampling.

    • PerkinElmer Sciex ELAN 6100DRCplus Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Sciex ELAN 6100DRCplus Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with Collision/Reaction Cell for ion-molecule reactions to overcome spectral overlaps. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per trillion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution or directly using laser ablation sampling.

    • PerrkinElmer Optima 8300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      PerkinElmer Optima 8300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer. Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per billion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution.

    • Teledyne Photon Machines Analyte 193 nm Excimer Laser Ablation System ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      Teledyne Photon Machines Analyte 193 nm Excimer Laser Ablation System. Used with ICP-MS for direct elemental chemical analysis of solid materials
      including thin sections and biological tissues. Sample is mounted on instrument controlled x,y,z stage. Video microscope integrated into laser ablation system to view sample. Capable of spot, raster and elemental mapping (selectable laser spot size from 2 to 150 um).

    • Thermo Element 2 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Sector Field Mass Spectrometer ( Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer )

      Thermo Element 2 ICP-MS with 3 user selectable mass resolving powers (300, 4000, 10000). Measure element chemical concentrations as low as parts per trillion in solution. Solid samples measured following digestion in solution or directly using laser ablation sampling.

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    Services

    • Collaborate on research projects that involve elemental chemical analysis ( Analysis service )

      Collaborate on research projects that involve the use of elemental chemical analysis from any point in the project: proposal, experiment planning, sample analyses, assessment of measurement accuracy, interpretation.

    • Consult on experimental design and sample preparation involving elemental chemical analysis ( Support service )

      Consult or collaborate on any project that requires elemental chemical analysis on any sample type (engineered, geological, biological, environmental, biomedical, etc). Consult at any or all stages of experimental design, sample preparation, elemental chemical analysis.

    • Elemental chemical analysis using ICP-OES, ICP-MS or LA -ICP-MS ( Analysis service )

      Elemental chemical analysis of all elements other than H, C, N, O, F, Cl and noble gas elements at concentrations from major to parts per billion (ICPOES, LA-ICP-MS) or parts per trillion (ICP-MS). Analyze solutions or solids following digestion in acid solution. Solid samples (including biological tissues) measured at user selected spots, raster lines or elemental mapping of areas. with user selected spatial resolution 5 to 150 um. Provides total element concentrations, independent of the form (species).

    • Provide access to ICP-OES, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS instruments ( Analysis service )

      Provide access to Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometers (ICP-OES), Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS), Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometers to experienced users.

    • Teach/train on use off ICP-OES, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS ( Training service )

      Week long short course on Elemental Chemical Analysis using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry or one-on-one teaching/training.

    • Trace Element Laboratory Analysis Services ( Analysis service )

      TERL staff can provide analysis using ICP-OES, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, collaborate with faculty, researchers, students, staff, teach and provide access to
      the instruments.


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