Direct chemical analysis of frozen ice cores by UV-laser ablation ICPMS

Wolfgang Müller, J. Michael G. Shelley, Sune Olander Rasmussen

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Abstract

Cryo-cell UV-LA-ICPMS is a new technique for direct chemical
analysis of frozen ice cores at high spatial resolution (<300 mm). It
was tested in a pilot study on NGRIP ice and reveals sea ice/dust
records and annual layer signatures at unprecedented spatial/time
resolution. Uniquely, the location of cation impurities relative to
grain boundaries in recrystallized ice can be assessed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2391-2395
JournalJournal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Volume26
Issue number12
Early online date13 Oct 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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