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Themed collection Geological applications of laser ablation

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Editorial

Central science or central service—a personal view

Detlef Günther introduces the Geological applications of laser ablation themed issue.

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U–Pb dating of CA/non-CA treated zircons obtained by LA-ICP-MS and CA-TIMS techniques: impact for their geological interpretation

Chemical Abrasion Isotope-Dilution Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (CA-ID-TIMS) is known as a high precision technique for resolving lead loss and improving the interpretation of U–Pb zircon age data.

Graphical abstract: U–Pb dating of CA/non-CA treated zircons obtained by LA-ICP-MS and CA-TIMS techniques: impact for their geological interpretation
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Comparison of 795 nm and 265 nm femtosecond and 193 nm nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the quantitative multi-element analysis of glass materials

A benchmark of FUV-ns- vs. NIR/MUV-fs-LA-ICPMS of glass materials concerning the accuracy of analysis is reported.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of 795 nm and 265 nm femtosecond and 193 nm nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the quantitative multi-element analysis of glass materials
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Development and characterization of custom-engineered and compacted nanoparticles as calibration materials for quantification using LA-ICP-MS

Flame spray synthesis was used to produce a reference nano-material with a customized composition for use in LA-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Development and characterization of custom-engineered and compacted nanoparticles as calibration materials for quantification using LA-ICP-MS
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Evaluation of pneumatic nebulization and ns-laser ablation ICP-MS for bulk elemental analysis and 2-dimensional element mapping of iron meteorites

In this work, the capabilities and limitations of ns-LA-ICP-MS for bulk and spatially resolved (elemental mapping) analysis of iron meteorites were assessed.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of pneumatic nebulization and ns-laser ablation ICP-MS for bulk elemental analysis and 2-dimensional element mapping of iron meteorites
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Open Access Paper

Nano-particulate pressed powder tablets for LA-ICP-MS

A new method produces undiluted pressed powder tablets for LA-ICP-MS opening prospects for manufacturing mineral standards for isotopic and geochemical analysis.

Graphical abstract: Nano-particulate pressed powder tablets for LA-ICP-MS
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Open Access Paper

LA-ICP-MS Pb–U dating of young zircons from the Kos–Nisyros volcanic centre, SE Aegean arc

Dating of zircons in the 100 ka range is possible with LA-ICP-MS applying Th-disequilibrium correction.

Graphical abstract: LA-ICP-MS Pb–U dating of young zircons from the Kos–Nisyros volcanic centre, SE Aegean arc
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Optimisation of laser parameters for the analysis of sulphur isotopes in sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS

The effects of laser type (Nd:YAG and excimer lasers) and their analytical parameters on 34S/32S isotopic fractionation during LA-ICP-MS analysis were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Optimisation of laser parameters for the analysis of sulphur isotopes in sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS
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Fractionation of sulphur relative to iron during laser ablation-ICP-MS analyses of sulphide minerals: implications for quantification

In this study we investigate the effect that the mineral composition has on the quantification of sulphur by Laser Ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP-MS) between a range of sulphide minerals: pyrite, pyrrhotite, bornite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pentlandite and tetrahedrite.

Graphical abstract: Fractionation of sulphur relative to iron during laser ablation-ICP-MS analyses of sulphide minerals: implications for quantification
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What happens when n= 1000? Creating large-n geochronological datasets with LA-ICP-MS for geologic investigations

LA-MC-ICP-MS and LA-SC-ICP-MS were used to generate large n (i.e., n = 1000) U–Pb detrital zircon age data sets with little sacrifice of precision and accuracy over more traditional methods.

Graphical abstract: What happens when n= 1000? Creating large-n geochronological datasets with LA-ICP-MS for geologic investigations
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In situ U–Pb dating of bastnaesite by LA-ICP-MS

Bastnaesite, a common accessory mineral in REE ore deposits, is ideal for U–Pb isotopic dating because of its relatively high U and Th contents.

Graphical abstract: In situ U–Pb dating of bastnaesite by LA-ICP-MS
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The zircon ‘matrix effect’: evidence for an ablation rate control on the accuracy of U–Pb age determinations by LA-ICP-MS

This papers describes the source of systematic bias in U–Pb zircon dating by LA-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: The zircon ‘matrix effect’: evidence for an ablation rate control on the accuracy of U–Pb age determinations by LA-ICP-MS
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Open Access Paper

Quantification of trace element contents in frozen fluid inclusions by UV-fs-LA-ICP-MS analysis

Gain in control and reliability for trace element analysis of fluid inclusions by the application of a new procedure.

Graphical abstract: Quantification of trace element contents in frozen fluid inclusions by UV-fs-LA-ICP-MS analysis
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Open Access Technical Note

Fluid inclusion measurements by laser ablation sector-field ICP-MS

The performance of a sector field ICP-MS in comparison with a quadrupole ICP-MS for fluid inclusion analysis has been evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Fluid inclusion measurements by laser ablation sector-field ICP-MS
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This collection of papers highlights the field of geological applications of laser ablation, covering a mixture of both fundamental advances and exciting new applications.

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