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Wei Zhao, Keqing Zong, Yongsheng Liu, Zhaochu Hu, Haihong Chen, Ming Li. An Effective Oxide Interference Correction on Sc and REE for Routine Analyses of Geological Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Earth Science, 2019, 30(6): 1302-1310. doi: 10.1007/s12583-019-0898-5
Citation: Wei Zhao, Keqing Zong, Yongsheng Liu, Zhaochu Hu, Haihong Chen, Ming Li. An Effective Oxide Interference Correction on Sc and REE for Routine Analyses of Geological Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Earth Science, 2019, 30(6): 1302-1310. doi: 10.1007/s12583-019-0898-5

An Effective Oxide Interference Correction on Sc and REE for Routine Analyses of Geological Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

doi: 10.1007/s12583-019-0898-5
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the National Natural Science Foundation of China 41530211

the MOST Special Fund from the State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan MSFGPMR01

the National Natural Science Foundation of China 41473031

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  • Corresponding author: Keqing Zong
  • Received Date: 15 Sep 2017
  • Accepted Date: 25 Feb 2018
  • Publish Date: 01 Dec 2019
  • Oxide interference correction plays a vital role in the accurate determination of trace element compositions of geological samples by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). In this study,we found that the oxide production is mainly controlled by the gas flow of the ICP-MS and a constant oxide correction factor (OCF) can be measured during a routine analysis. Thus,we can obtain the oxide production by just investigating the gas flow for a fixed ICP-MS system with monitoring of OCF. Si,Ba and LREE oxide interferences on the Sc,Eu and Gd of four geological standard samples GSP-2,JP-1,GBW03112 and GBW03113 were corrected by such method and the results were in good agreement with the recommended values. Therefore,the present study provides a simple and fast correction method for the oxide interferences of the geological samples during the routine analyses. Furthermore,a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet template integrating the correction equations was devel-oped in an in-house software (ICPMSDataCal) for effective calibration.

     

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