Lucas Heights, NSW
  • Agilent 8900 Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS
  • Australian Synchrotron (multiple beamlines)
  1. Natural water samples. Hg detection limit approximately 0.1 ppb.
  2. Solid samples (tissues and sediments). Hg detection limit 0.1 ppm.
  3. Elemental mapping (including Hg) to 1 µm spatial resolution in solid sections (sections of cores, soils, biota etc.) using the X-ray Fluorescence Microacxopy (XFM) beamline. Hg detection limit in the ppm range.
  4. X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) beamline: mercury speciation of solid-phase samples (organic and inorganic).

Dr Tom Cresswell (tom.cresswell@ansto.gov.au). Access to all of ANSTO’s research capabilities is via the ANSTO User Access process.