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Antimony measurements in environmental matrices: seven considerations

A variety of approaches for measuring the content and speciation of Sb in environmental matrices are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Antimony measurements in environmental matrices: seven considerations
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Tutorial Review

Liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasmas for diverse spectrochemical analysis applications

The liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasma provides great diversity in sampling strategies and analytical information content.

Graphical abstract: Liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasmas for diverse spectrochemical analysis applications
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Tutorial Review

Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: insights through computer modeling

We illustrate how modeling can give better insight in ICP-MS, by showing calculated plasma characteristics, gas flow patterns and sample behavior.

Graphical abstract: Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: insights through computer modeling
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Critical Review

Femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry for elemental and isotopic analysis: are ultrafast lasers worthwhile?

The figures of merit of fs laser ablation for LA-ICP-MS analysis are reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry for elemental and isotopic analysis: are ultrafast lasers worthwhile?
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Open Access Critical Review

Plasma source mass spectrometry for radioactive waste characterisation in support of nuclear decommissioning: a review

The efficient characterization of nuclear waste materials represents a significant challenge during nuclear site decommissioning, with a range of radionuclides requiring measurement in varied and often complex sample matrices. ICP-MS is increasingly a practicable alternative to radiometric methods for medium to long-lived radionuclides.

Graphical abstract: Plasma source mass spectrometry for radioactive waste characterisation in support of nuclear decommissioning: a review
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Communication

High spectral resolution of diode laser absorption spectroscopy for isotope analysis using a supersonic plasma jet

The spectral resolution of diode laser absorption spectroscopy is drastically enhanced by applying a supersonic plasma jet to distinguish isotope shifts due to the mass number.

Graphical abstract: High spectral resolution of diode laser absorption spectroscopy for isotope analysis using a supersonic plasma jet
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Morphological and chemical evidence for cyclic bone growth in a fossil hyaena

Our study is the first to correlate differential distributions of trace elements within the different tissue types of zonal bone.

Graphical abstract: Morphological and chemical evidence for cyclic bone growth in a fossil hyaena
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Local environment of arsenic in sulfide minerals: insights from high-resolution X-ray spectroscopies, and first-principles calculations at the As K-edge

To improve our knowledge of arsenic local environment in sulfide minerals, Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (RIXS) maps and High-Energy Resolution Fluorescence Detected (HERFD) XANES measurements are performed at the As K-edge. In addition, the spectra are compared to XANES modelled through first-principles calculations.

Graphical abstract: Local environment of arsenic in sulfide minerals: insights from high-resolution X-ray spectroscopies, and first-principles calculations at the As K-edge
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A software package for rigorously calculating optical plasma spectra and automatically retrieving plasma properties

A free software package code named OPSIAL (Optical Plasma Spectral Calculation And Parameters Retrieval) for rigorously calculating optical plasma spectra and for automatically retrieving plasma parameters is presented.

Graphical abstract: A software package for rigorously calculating optical plasma spectra and automatically retrieving plasma properties
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Open Access Paper

Internal standards in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry using kinetic energy discrimination and dynamic reaction cells

ICP-MS is a sensitive element analysis technique used for analyzing several different sample types.

Graphical abstract: Internal standards in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry using kinetic energy discrimination and dynamic reaction cells
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Geometric super-resolution on push-broom hyperspectral imaging for plasma optical emission spectroscopy

Sub-pixel shifting allows geometric super-resolution on a push-broom hyperspectral imaging system used for plasma OES.

Graphical abstract: Geometric super-resolution on push-broom hyperspectral imaging for plasma optical emission spectroscopy
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Reassessment of the influence of carrier gases He and Ar on signal intensities in 193 nm excimer LA-ICP-MS analysis

Similar signal intensities can be obtained using Ar instead of He as the carrier gas under high-velocity of the carrier gas on the ablation site or wet plasma conditions in 193 nm ArF excimer LA-ICP-MS analysis.

Graphical abstract: Reassessment of the influence of carrier gases He and Ar on signal intensities in 193 nm excimer LA-ICP-MS analysis
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Elemental imaging by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the geological characterization of minerals

Evaluation of LIBS-based imaging for the detection of minor and trace elements in minerals with microscopic-scale resolution.

Graphical abstract: Elemental imaging by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the geological characterization of minerals
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Open Access Paper

Multi-element ion-exchange chromatography and high-precision MC-ICP-MS isotope analysis of Mg and Ti from sub-mm-sized meteorite inclusions

We present a refined multi-element (Mg, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zr, Mo, Ru, Hf and W) ion chromatographic purification protocol applied to high-precision isotope analysis of Mg and Ti using MC-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Multi-element ion-exchange chromatography and high-precision MC-ICP-MS isotope analysis of Mg and Ti from sub-mm-sized meteorite inclusions
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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with on-line leaching to assess the maximum bio-accessibility of toxic and essential elements in wheat from Saudi Arabia

An on-line leaching method is modified to improve reproducibility, and applied to risk assessment of wheat samples from Saudi Arabia.

Graphical abstract: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with on-line leaching to assess the maximum bio-accessibility of toxic and essential elements in wheat from Saudi Arabia
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Direct lead isotopic analysis of bioethanol by means of multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry with a total consumption sample introduction system

A method has been developed for the direct (no sample pretreatment and/or isolation of the target element from the sample matrix) Pb isotopic analysis of bioethanol via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS).

Graphical abstract: Direct lead isotopic analysis of bioethanol by means of multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry with a total consumption sample introduction system
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Detection and characterization of biogenic selenium nanoparticles in selenium-rich yeast by single particle ICPMS

The occurrence of SeNPs in commercial Se-rich yeasts was confirmed by SP-ICPMS for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Detection and characterization of biogenic selenium nanoparticles in selenium-rich yeast by single particle ICPMS
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U–Pb age determination of schorlomite garnet by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

We report the first U–Pb geochronological investigation of schorlomite garnet from carbonatite and alkaline complexes and demonstrate its applicability for U–Pb age determination using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) due to its relatively high U and Th abundances and negligible common Pb content.

Graphical abstract: U–Pb age determination of schorlomite garnet by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
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Accurate determination of sulfur isotopes (δ33S and δ34S) in sulfides and elemental sulfur by femtosecond laser ablation MC-ICP-MS with non-matrix matched calibration

In this study, the laser- and ICP-induced S isotopic fractionation in different S-rich minerals was investigated by using femtosecond (fs) and nanosecond (ns) laser ablation MC-ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Accurate determination of sulfur isotopes (δ33S and δ34S) in sulfides and elemental sulfur by femtosecond laser ablation MC-ICP-MS with non-matrix matched calibration
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Rapid, molecule-free, in situ rare earth element abundances by SIMS-SSAMS

We present a novel method for rapid and high-sensitivity in situ measurements of the rare earth elements (REEs) by combined secondary ion mass spectrometry and single-stage accelerator mass spectrometry (SIMS-SSAMS).

Graphical abstract: Rapid, molecule-free, in situ rare earth element abundances by SIMS-SSAMS
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Characterization of SiO2 nanoparticles by single particle-inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS/MS)

The development of an ICP-MS/MS method for interference-free Si determination allows for chemical characterization of SiO2 nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of SiO2 nanoparticles by single particle-inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS/MS)
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Towards the reduction of matrix effects in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry: an argon–nitrogen–hydrogen mixed-gas plasma for the analysis of geological and environmental samples

A robust Ar–N2–H2 plasma enables accurate multielemental analysis of geological and environmental samples without matrix-matching or internal standardization.

Graphical abstract: Towards the reduction of matrix effects in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry: an argon–nitrogen–hydrogen mixed-gas plasma for the analysis of geological and environmental samples
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Speciation of inorganic As and Sb in natural waters by total reflection X-ray fluorescence following selective hydride generation and trapping onto quartz reflectors coated with nanostructured Pd

Inorganic As and Sb speciation by total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis following selective hydride generation and trapping onto palladium nanoparticles.

Graphical abstract: Speciation of inorganic As and Sb in natural waters by total reflection X-ray fluorescence following selective hydride generation and trapping onto quartz reflectors coated with nanostructured Pd
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Natural Fe isotope fractionation in an intestinal Caco-2 cell line model

Caco-2 cells were used in an in vitro model for studying the Fe isotope fractionation accompanying intestinal Fe fluxes.

Graphical abstract: Natural Fe isotope fractionation in an intestinal Caco-2 cell line model
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Laser ablation – inductively couple plasma – mass spectrometry/laser induced break down spectroscopy: a tandem technique for uranium particle characterization

Laser ablation – inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in tandem with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was employed to chemically map and characterize uranium particles.

Graphical abstract: Laser ablation – inductively couple plasma – mass spectrometry/laser induced break down spectroscopy: a tandem technique for uranium particle characterization
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Argon fluoride LA-LEAF for rapid arsenic quantitation

A 193 nm ArF excimer pulse reexcites arsenic atoms in a cooled laser ablation plasma, lowering detection limits over LIBS.

Graphical abstract: Argon fluoride LA-LEAF for rapid arsenic quantitation
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In situ high-precision Ni isotope analysis of metals by femtosecond-LA-MC-ICP-MS

In this study, an in situ technique for high-precision determination of Ni stable isotope ratios by femtosecond-laser ablation-multicollector-ICP-MS (fs-LA-MC-ICP-MS) was developed.

Graphical abstract: In situ high-precision Ni isotope analysis of metals by femtosecond-LA-MC-ICP-MS
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Depth profile analysis of rare earth elements in corroded steels by pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry

Depth profiling with PP-TOFMS of REEs (as substitutes of radioactive elements) in studies of stainless steel corrosion and contaminant uptake.

Graphical abstract: Depth profile analysis of rare earth elements in corroded steels by pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry
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Characterization of extreme ultraviolet laser ablation mass spectrometry for actinide trace analysis and nanoscale isotopic imaging

We characterize EUV TOF for trace analysis using NIST glasses and demonstrate nanoscale imaging on uranium oxide particles.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of extreme ultraviolet laser ablation mass spectrometry for actinide trace analysis and nanoscale isotopic imaging
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At-line monitoring of continuous casting sequences of steel using discriminant function analysis and dual-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Among the several controlling routines utilized in the steelmaking process, analytical operations during continuous casting are especially demanding due to the extreme environment of steel plants and the crude conditions of the steel surface at the exit of the casting system.

Graphical abstract: At-line monitoring of continuous casting sequences of steel using discriminant function analysis and dual-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
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Antimony speciation in spirits stored in PET bottles: identification of a novel antimony complex

Speciation analysis by LC-ICP-MS detected an unknown Sb complex in raki samples. Its structure was investigated by using LC with high resolution mass spectrometry. The analysis gave evidence for an acetaldehyde–bisulphite pyruvate Sb complex with the formula: C7H14O12S2Sb.

Graphical abstract: Antimony speciation in spirits stored in PET bottles: identification of a novel antimony complex
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Parametric evaluation of ambient desorption optical emission spectroscopy utilizing a liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge microplasma

The operational parameters of the AD-LS-APGD-OES microplasma have been evaluated in terms of understanding their roles in analyte response.

Graphical abstract: Parametric evaluation of ambient desorption optical emission spectroscopy utilizing a liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge microplasma
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High precision osmium stable isotope measurements by double spike MC-ICP-MS and N-TIMS

We present a method for precise determination of stable osmium isotope compositions by MC-ICP-MS and N-TIMS using a double spike.

Graphical abstract: High precision osmium stable isotope measurements by double spike MC-ICP-MS and N-TIMS
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Characterization of a new ICP-TOFMS instrument with continuous and discrete introduction of solutions

In this work, we evaluate the capabilities of a new commercially available inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) instrument, the icpTOF, for analysis of liquid samples with continuous and discrete sample-introduction systems.

Graphical abstract: Characterization of a new ICP-TOFMS instrument with continuous and discrete introduction of solutions
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Superior spatial resolution in confocal X-ray techniques using collimating channel array optics: elemental mapping and speciation in archaeological human bone

A novel X-ray collimating optic enables improved spatial resolution in confocal X-ray fluorescence imaging and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Superior spatial resolution in confocal X-ray techniques using collimating channel array optics: elemental mapping and speciation in archaeological human bone
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Rapid high-resolution U–Pb LA-Q-ICPMS age mapping of zircon

206Pb–238U LA-ICPMS image map of a complex, polyphase zircon produced using 7 micron rasters.

Graphical abstract: Rapid high-resolution U–Pb LA-Q-ICPMS age mapping of zircon
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Development and validation of a new method for the precise and accurate determination of trace elements in silicon by ICP-OES in high silicon matrices

A ready-to-use method for the precise and fast determination of impurities in silicon is presented.

Graphical abstract: Development and validation of a new method for the precise and accurate determination of trace elements in silicon by ICP-OES in high silicon matrices
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Accurate high throughput quantification of selenium in biological samples – the potential of combining isotope dilution ICP-tandem mass spectrometry with flow injection

Different strategies for the analysis of selenium in human serum were validated by tandem ICP-MS and isotope dilution.

Graphical abstract: Accurate high throughput quantification of selenium in biological samples – the potential of combining isotope dilution ICP-tandem mass spectrometry with flow injection
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Combined 1D, 2D and 3D micro-XRF techniques for the analysis of illuminated manuscripts

The combination of several micro-XRF analysis modes is presented for the 3D investigation of an illuminated parchment manuscript.

Graphical abstract: Combined 1D, 2D and 3D micro-XRF techniques for the analysis of illuminated manuscripts
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Angular resolution dependency in 2D LA-ICP-MS mapping – the case for low-dispersion laser ablation cells

In LA-ICP-MS imaging mostly lateral resolution is considered, but this work will show that linear artifacts with an angular aspect to the line scan direction may have a different spatial resolution, depending on the blur introduced by LA sampling and aerosol washout/transfer.

Graphical abstract: Angular resolution dependency in 2D LA-ICP-MS mapping – the case for low-dispersion laser ablation cells
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Open Access Paper

Arsenic containing medium and long chain fatty acids in marine fish oil identified as degradation products using reversed-phase HPLC-ICP-MS/ESI-MS

This study describes the identification and quantification of five new arsenolipids present in raw marine fish oil extracted mainly from Peruvian anchoveta (Engraulis ringens).

Graphical abstract: Arsenic containing medium and long chain fatty acids in marine fish oil identified as degradation products using reversed-phase HPLC-ICP-MS/ESI-MS
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System optimization for determination of cobalt in biological samples by ICP-OES using photochemical vapor generation

An optimized photochemical vapor generation (PVG) approach for efficient synthesis of volatile cobalt species is described.

Graphical abstract: System optimization for determination of cobalt in biological samples by ICP-OES using photochemical vapor generation
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Br isotope determination via the monitoring of CaBr transitions using high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace molecular absorption spectrometry. Potential for direct determination of Br in solid samples using isotope dilution

This article demonstrates the potential of HR CS GFMAS for providing Br isotopic information, and the benefits of ID for solid sampling.

Graphical abstract: Br isotope determination via the monitoring of CaBr transitions using high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace molecular absorption spectrometry. Potential for direct determination of Br in solid samples using isotope dilution
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Determination of radiogenic silicon and its isotopes in neutron irradiated aluminum alloys by ICP-MS

Aluminum alloy is frequently used as component material in research nuclear reactors.

Graphical abstract: Determination of radiogenic silicon and its isotopes in neutron irradiated aluminum alloys by ICP-MS
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High-precision zircon U/Pb geochronology by ID-TIMS using new 1013 ohm resistors

Accessory mineral U–Pb geochronology by isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS) requires precise and accurate determinations of parent–daughter isotope ratios.

Graphical abstract: High-precision zircon U/Pb geochronology by ID-TIMS using new 1013 ohm resistors
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Particle transport through an inductively coupled plasma torch: elemental droplet evaporation

The transport of copper droplets which are injected “on” or “off” axis is computationally studied.

Graphical abstract: Particle transport through an inductively coupled plasma torch: elemental droplet evaporation
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Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry elemental mapping with restrictive anode array masks

Restrictive anode array masks are shown to allow large-diameter surface GDOES elemental mapping with improved homogeneity compared to typical approach.

Graphical abstract: Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry elemental mapping with restrictive anode array masks
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Precise analysis of calcium stable isotope variations in biological apatites using laser ablation MC-ICPMS

First method for in situ Ca isotope ratio analysis in bioapatites, allowing quasi non-destructive exploration of tooth enamel isotopic variations.

Graphical abstract: Precise analysis of calcium stable isotope variations in biological apatites using laser ablation MC-ICPMS
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Pb isotope analysis of ng size samples by TIMS equipped with a 1013 Ω resistor using a 207Pb–204Pb double spike

The use of a 1013 Ω amplifier to increase the 204Pb signal enables high-precision, double spike Pb isotope data to be obtained for ng-size Pb samples.

Graphical abstract: Pb isotope analysis of ng size samples by TIMS equipped with a 1013 Ω resistor using a 207Pb–204Pb double spike
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Technical Note

On-line pseudo-stationary magnetic solid-phase extraction using magnetic cation exchange microparticles and its application to the determination of strontium

An on-line magnetic solid-phase extraction system was developed for Sr determination.

Graphical abstract: On-line pseudo-stationary magnetic solid-phase extraction using magnetic cation exchange microparticles and its application to the determination of strontium
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Technical Note

Technical note: Characterization of gold coated ceramics by radiofrequency pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry

Depth profile characterization of 6 mm thick industrial ceramics with a golden decorative layer is achieved by PP-TOFMS.

Graphical abstract: Technical note: Characterization of gold coated ceramics by radiofrequency pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry
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Technical Note

High-precision in situ analysis of Pb isotopes in glasses using 1013 Ω resistor high gain amplifiers with ultraviolet femtosecond laser ablation multiple Faraday collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

The use of 1013 Ω amplifiers enabled high precision Pb isotope analysis in situ using UV femtosecond MFC-ICPMS.

Graphical abstract: High-precision in situ analysis of Pb isotopes in glasses using 1013 Ω resistor high gain amplifiers with ultraviolet femtosecond laser ablation multiple Faraday collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
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