Direct quantification of rare earth element concentrations in natural waters by ICP-MS

Lawrence, Michael G., Greig, Alan, Collerson, Kenneth D. and Kamber, Balz S. (2006) Direct quantification of rare earth element concentrations in natural waters by ICP-MS. Applied Geochemistry, 21 5: 839-848. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.02.013


Author Lawrence, Michael G.
Greig, Alan
Collerson, Kenneth D.
Kamber, Balz S.
Title Direct quantification of rare earth element concentrations in natural waters by ICP-MS
Journal name Applied Geochemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-2927
1872-9134
Publication date 2006-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.02.013
Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 839
End page 848
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 780102 Physical sciences
260300 Geochemistry
Abstract A direct quadrupole ICP-MS technique has been developed for the analysis of the rare earth elements and yttrium in natural waters. The method has been validated by comparison of the results obtained for the river water reference material SLRS-4 with literature values. The detection limit of the technique was investigated by analysis of serial dilutions of SLRS-4 and revealed that single elements can be quantified at single-digit fg/g concentrations. A coherent normalised rare earth pattern was retained at concentrations two orders of magnitude below natural concentrations for SLRS-4, demonstrating the excellent inter-element accuracy and precision of the method. The technique was applied to the analysis of a diluted mid-salinity estuarine sample, which also displayed a coherent normalised rare earth element pattern, yielding the expected distinctive marine characteristics. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keyword Geochemistry & Geophysics
Plasma-mass-spectrometry
Precise Determination
Marine-environment
Geological Samples
Trace-elements
Pacific-ocean
North Pacific
Seawater
Yttrium
River
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