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Depth dependent element ratios in fluid inclusion analysis by laser ablation ICP-MS


Guillong, M and Pettke, T, Depth dependent element ratios in fluid inclusion analysis by laser ablation ICP-MS, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 27, (3) pp. 505-508. ISSN 0267-9477 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c2ja10147e


Ratios of element count rates used for quantification of LA-ICP-MS analysis of fluid inclusions inside minerals change between shallow inclusions, ablated at crater depth to diameter aspect ratios <3 and deep inclusions, with aspect ratios >4, by up to a factor of 2.5. The Cl/Na and the Pb/Na ratios were found to be affected the most. Ablating a scapolite sample with homogeneous Na, Pb and Cl concentrations showed a similar pattern but of smaller magnitude. Such strong fractionation behaviour of chlorine has not been reported to date for LA-ICP-MS analysis. This aspect ratio dependent elemental fractionation is likely due to condensation-deposition and remobilisation effects within the laser ablation crater and may account for some of the scatter obtained when analysing a homogeneous assemblage of fluid inclusions located at variable depths below the surface. © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Exploration geochemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Guillong, M (Dr Marcel Guillong)
ID Code:81442
Year Published:2012
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (CE0561595)
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2012-12-06
Last Modified:2016-12-19

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