Ground broke on MSU's new class 1000 metal-free clean lab in Sept. of 2018! The lab is designed for the contaminant-free isolation and measurement of concentration, speciation, and isotopic composition of trace elements in seawater and other natural waters, soils, rocks, and other geologic and biologic materials. The prep lab will feature class 100 laminar flow and fume hoods, an ultra-pure water purification system, a microwave digester, among other key components. The instrument lab will host a Thermo Scientific ICAP Q quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). The ICP-MS will be set up for measurement of waters and digested geologic materials and will also utilize a Photon Machines Analyte G2 193 nm excimer laser ablation system equipped with a 15 x 15 cm HelEx sample cell, for solid sample micro-analyses. You can learn more about MSU's current ICP-MS lab via this link.