LA-ICPMS laboratory

Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

PRL Thaltej campus

LA-ICPMS is capable of analyzing highly accurate quantitative analysis of elemental concentrations through digestion of solid samples. The coupling of LA with the ICPMS has resulted in the development of in-situ analysis capability. This is especially very important for planetary sample research, where sample size is tiny and amount is very small.


  • Mass-spectrometer unit: Quadrupole ICP-MS Spectrometer
  • Qtegra Control software platform
  • Laser unit: Frequency quintupled
  • Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, 213 nm
  • Spot size: a few 10s of µm at best
  • >3mJ/pulse laser energy
  • Carrier gas: helium