New analytical instrumentation -Triple Quad ICP-MS, with HPLC

WSEL has new cutting-edge analytical capabilities with the installation of a new triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (Agilent 8900 ICP-QQQ) and inductively coupled plasma optical emission system (Agilent 5110 ICP-OES). The ICP-QQQ has been installed with a high-performance liquid chromatography system (HPLC) and other accessories. Unique features of the ICP-QQQ system include:

  • Low detection limits (LOD), with LOD’s in the parts per quadrillion range for many elements.
  • High sensitivity for light elements such as sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine;
  • True reaction cell capability to resolve isobaric interferences.
  • Hyphenation with separation instrumentation such as HPLC, gas chromatography(GC), and field-flow fractionation (FFF) for compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA)  and the elemental analysis of individual nanoparticles.

The instrumentation is available to University of Wisconsin faculty and students through the WSEL reservations and training system.