Thursday, January 04, 2007

Check out Notre Dame's ICPMS lab

This place looks pretty sweet, except for the exhaust tubes hanging all over the place. If they analyze samples for free, can I sub-contract?

The Element 2 High-Resolution ICPMS is from the good ole boys at Thermo, who have now merged with Fisher Scientific to form a massive company that can sell you anything from post it notes to 1-Aryl-2-Pyrrolidinones. With more resolution like this, you might be able to tell the difference between 32S-33S and 65Cu. Did you know that there is a lot of sulfur in seawater, but not a lot of copper? Makes it hard to analyze for copper. Oh ya, mass 63 doesn't work either because of ArNa :)