Laser Ablation Laboratory

Welcome to the uOttawa LA-ICP-MS Lab, part of the Geochemistry Laboratory.

Our setup is composed of a Photon Machines Analyte Excite 193 nm excimer laser coupled with an Agilent 7700x ICP-MS.


Our standard sample holder accommodates up to five 1-inch epoxy ring or up to two standard thin section. Data reduction is offered using Glitter and mapping can be provided using LAMTRACE.

The certified standards currently available for internal or external calibration are:

  • NIST610 - synthetic glass
  • NIST612 - synthetic glass
  • GSE1G - synthetic glass
  • GSD1G - synthetic glass
  • BCR2G - basalt
  • GOR128 - komatiite
  • 91500 - U-Pb zircon standard
  • Plesovice - U-Pb zircon standard
  • MASS3 - calcite
  • MASS1 - sulfide
  • UQAC_FeS1 - sulfide

Requests and Rates

Samuel Morfin
Tel: 613-562-5700 ext. 8682

Contact Information

Advanced Research Complex
University of Ottawa
25 Templeton Street, room 435
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5

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