Michigan Elemental Analysis Laboratory (MEAL)

provides analysis on a variety of biological, environmental, geological, chemical, pharmaceutical, and industrial materials.

Contacts

Ingrid Hendy, PhD
(734) 615 6892
ihendy@umich.edu

Location

North University Building (Rm 4001)
1100 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Affiliations
Literature, Science and the Arts

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

The Michigan Elemental Analysis Laboratory (MEAL) provides solution-based elemental analysis on a variety of materials in concentration ranges from ppm to ppt in biological, environmental, geological, chemical, pharmaceutical, and industrial materials. The capabilities of this facility are centered around Thermo Scientific ICAP-Q Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) with fully integrated auto-calibration and auto-dilution system as well as a Thermo Scientific Element 2 high-resolution ICP-MS with an Apex 2Q desolvation system. These instruments provide for the quantitative analysis of most elements, at exceedingly low concentrations (parts per trillion to parts per billion), in both natural and synthetic materials. Associated facilities include a microwave digestion system, an ultra-clean laboratory for sample preparation, and a variety of sample introduction systems that allow determination of elemental chemistries from both solid and liquid materials in complex matrices.

Service Categories: Chemical, Material and Protein Characterization

Services

  • Elemental analysis

  • ICP-MS Training

  • Inorganic Element Analysis

  • Isotope Analysis

  • Sample Digestion

  • Trace metal chemistry


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