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Authors: Weber, Michael
Lugli, Federico
Hattendorf, Bodo
Scholz, Denis
Mertz-Kraus, Regina
Guinoiseau, Damien
Jochum, Klaus Peter
Title: NanoSr – a new carbonate microanalytical reference material for in situ strontium isotope analysis
Online publication date: 2-Jun-2022
Language: english
Abstract: The in situ measurement of Sr isotopes in carbonates by MC-ICP-MS is limited by the availability of suitable microanalytical reference materials (RMs), which match the samples of interest. Whereas several well-characterised carbonate reference materials for Sr mass fractions > 1000 µg g−1 are available, there is a lack of well-characterised carbonate microanalytical RMs with lower Sr mass fractions. Here, we present a new synthetic carbonate nanopowder RM with a Sr mass fraction of ca. 500 µg g−1 suitable for microanalytical Sr isotope research (‘NanoSr’). NanoSr was analysed by both solution-based and in situ techniques. Element mass fractions were determined using EPMA (Ca mass fraction), as well as laser ablation and solution ICP-MS in different laboratories. The 87Sr/86Sr ratio was determined by well-established bulk methods for Sr isotope measurements and is 0.70756 ± 0.00003 (2s). The Sr isotope microhomogeneity of the material was determined by LA-MC-ICP-MS, which resulted in 87Sr/86Sr ratios of 0.70753 ± 0.00007 (2s) and 0.70757 ± 0.00006 (2s), respectively, in agreement with the solution data within uncertainties. Thus, this new reference material is well suited to monitor and correct microanalytical Sr isotope measurements of low-Sr, low-REE carbonate samples. NanoSr is available from the corresponding author.
DDC: 540 Chemie
540 Chemistry and allied sciences
550 Geowissenschaften
550 Earth sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 09 Chemie, Pharmazie u. Geowissensch.
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Journal: Geostandards and geoanalytical research
Pages or article number: 69
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher place: Oxford
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 1751-908X
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/ggr.12296
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