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A LA-ICP-MS sulphide calibration standard based on a chalcogenide glass

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 July 2018

Lihua Ding
Affiliation:
Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
Guang Yang
Affiliation:
Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China Laboratoire des Verres et Céramiques, UMR-CNRS 6226, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes Cedex 35042, France
Fang Xia
Affiliation:
Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX), School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Claire E. Lenehan
Affiliation:
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100 Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
Gujie Qian
Affiliation:
Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA 5095, Australia
Aoife McFadden
Affiliation:
Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Joël Brugger
Affiliation:
Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX), School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Xianghua Zhang
Affiliation:
Laboratoire des Verres et Céramiques, UMR-CNRS 6226, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes Cedex 35042, France
Guorong Chen*
Affiliation:
Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China
Allan Pring*
Affiliation:
Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX), School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, North terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Department of Mineralogy, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Abstract

The accurate measurement of trace element concentrations in natural sulphides by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) has been limited by the lack of matrix-matched calibration standards. The synthesis of a standard, IMER-1, by incorporating four minor and 34 trace elements into a chalcogenide glass matrix Ge28Sb12S60 is reported here. Chemical analysis by electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), LA-ICP-MS, solution ICP-MS, and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) confirmed the excellent homogeneity of major elements (1-σ relative standard deviation (RSD) <1% for S, Sb and Ge) and acceptable homogeneity of most trace elements (1-σ RSD <10%). The standard was validated by analysing trace-elements concentrations in three geological pyrite specimens using IMER-1 as the calibration standard and comparing the results to previously reported values also determined by LA-ICP-MS but using a different calibration standard. STDGL2b-2. The results suggest that IMER-1 may be an appropriate calibration standard for LA-ICP-MS analysis of trace elements in natural sulphides.

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Research Article
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Copyright © The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2011

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