ISOTOPE RATIOS

The Neptune Plus is a multi-collector ICP mass spectrometer built for high-precision isotope-ratio measurements...


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TRACE METALS

The Element II is a high-resolution ICP mass spectrometer, capable of measuring virtually any element at very low detection limits...

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LASER ABLATION

The 193 nm excimer laser is used for in-situ measurement of trace metal abundances and isotope ratios in solid samples.

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CLEAN LAB

The CEMS clean room is designed for open counter, low-blank sample preparation in a metal-free environment of HEPA filtered air.
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About the center for elemental mass Spectrometry

The Center for Elemental Mass Spectrometry (CEMS) is a core analytical facility and cost center at the University of South Carolina.  The focus of our research is geochemistry and chemical oceanography.  Plasma-source mass spectrometers are the heart of CEMS. We use these for trace metal and isotope ratio measurements on a wide variety of sample types.  Explore these pages if you have an interest in our work, and please contact us if you have questions, ideas, or comments.