Trace element analysis of soils and bone to quantify heavy metal contamination for archaeological, environmental, and health studies.

Able to measure most elements on the periodic table. ICP-MS is especially useful for analysis of inorganic materials, such as metal alloys, glass, ceramics, pigments, and minerals.

Samples can be introduced to the spectrometer as a solution or in solid form via laser ablation, which is minimally invasive to the object.

Detection limits range from %-level to ppb or ppt range for many elements.