Contact for this Instrument: 

Laura Liermann

Laboratory Scientist

Email: 
ljl8@psu.edu
Phone: 
814 865-1981
EESL Manager: 

Odette Mina

Managing Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL).

Email: 
oom5021@psu.edu
Phone: 
814-863-0002
Scientific Director: 
Susan Brantley, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
Equipment full name: 
ThermoFisher ICAP 7400 ICP-OES

Address: 307 Hosler Building

LIME Lab Email Address: L-LIME-EESL@lists.psu.edu

Description: The ThermoFisher ICAP 7400 ICP-OES is the backbone of all chemical analyses performed in the LIME laboratory. The ICP-OES is used to analyze elemental sample composition for a wide range of sample types. This instrument has high throughput and a robust sample introduction system, and a wide range of concentrations. It is the preferred technique for refractory elements such as Ti, Mo, W, and Zr.  Elements routinely analyzed using the ICP-OES include aluminum, antimony, barium, boron, cadmium. calcium, cerium, copper, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, tin, titanium, terbium, and zirconium. The laboratory has the capability to perform analysis for the following elements, which are requested less frequently: arsenic, bismuth, chromium, cobalt, gadolinium, gold, lanthanum, molybdenum, and silver.

To Rquest Sample Analysis: Please download and complete the Sample Analysis Request Form (see below "Related Files") and submit your request via email to L-LIME-EESL@lists.psu.edu to the attention of Laura Liermann.

Internal Rate: 
Instrument time: $59.00/hr, Operator time: $54.15/hr. For an estimated cost per sample, calculated based on rates of instrument and operator time, please contact us with your specific project request to include sample matrix, number of samples, and parameters of interest.
External Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $143.95/hr, Operator time: $86.57/hr. For an estimated cost per sample, calculated based on rates of instrument and operator time, please contact us with your specific project request to include sample matrix, number of samples, and parameters of interest.
External Non-Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $148.45/hr, Operator time: $89.28/hr. For an estimated cost per sample, calculated based on rates of instrument and operator time, please contact us with your specific project request to include sample matrix, number of samples, and parameters of interest.