ICP-MS Core

The ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) Analysis Core houses the most advanced instrumentation for high-quality research and a range of analytical needs. ICP-MS analysis is available for researchers to rapidly determine the qualitative and quantitative composition with wide element coverage (~80 elements) in a single run. The uniquely constructed facility enables the chemical analysis at a part per trillion (ppt, pg/mL) scale with high sensitivity, which shows a much lower detection limit as compared to other analytical instruments (e.g., ICP-OES, AAS). 

The ICP-MS Analysis Core Facility provides researchers with consultation about a variety of samples for effective decision-making based on the customer’s demands and interests. Furthermore, we offer services from sample preparation, such as developing acid digestion protocols, to data acquisition with optimizing experimental conditions. Well-trained staff will conduct the entire analysis including providing data reports with background correction.

APPLICATIONS

  • Drug delivery (drug release kinetics, biodistribution)
  • Concentration measurement of metal-containing proteins
  • Impurities / composition / stoichiometric ratio / ion release kinetics
  • Toxic elements analysis (As, Pb, Cd, Hg, etc.) in food, soil
  • Trace metal analysis in drinking water and wastewater

 

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

  • Wide element coverage (~80 elements)
  • Low detection limits with high sensitivity (pg/mL)
  • Rapid multi-element quantitative analysis
  • Quick analysis for unknown sample
  • Available combination with HPLC

 

INSTRUMENTATION

ICP-MS:                      NexION 2000, PerkinElmer
ICP-OES:                    ICPE-9000, Shimadzu
Microwave digestion:  Titan MPS, PerkinElmer
HotBlock:                    SC100, Environmental Express

 

CONTACT

Chong Hyun (Paul) Chang
Technical Director of ICP-MS Core Facility
chonghyun@ucla.edu
CNSI Building #6511

 

Analysis Request Form