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Coupling between chip based isotachophoresis and multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for separation and measurement of lanthanides

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Abstract

This paper presents the conception and fabrication of a microsystem for lanthanides separation and its coupling with a multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for isotope ratio measurements. The lanthanides separation is based on the isotachophoresis technique and the microsystem conception has been adapted in order to fit with glove box limitations in view of future spent nuclear fuels analysis. The micro-device was tested by using a mixture of standard solutions of natural elements and the separation of 13 lanthanides was successfully performed. The micro-device was then coupled to a multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer for the on-line measurements of Nd and Sm isotope ratios. The isotopes of Nd and Sm were acquired online in multicollection mode after separation of the two elements with an injection amount of 5 ng. Results obtained on the Nd and Sm isotope ratio measurements on transient signals are presented and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Coupling between chip based isotachophoresis and multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for separation and measurement of lanthanides

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Submitted
26 Sep 2011
Accepted
02 Feb 2012
First published
13 Mar 2012

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012,27, 850-856
Article type
Paper

Coupling between chip based isotachophoresis and multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for separation and measurement of lanthanides

L. Vio, G. Crétier, F. Chartier, V. Geertsen, A. Gourgiotis, H. Isnard, P. Morin and J. Rocca, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 850 DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10283H

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