Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston, MA
The joy of discovery. Join us at Goldschmidt 2018

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Improve MC-ICP-MS and TIMS precision for reduced sample sizes

Tuesday, 14 August | 13:00-14:00

Do more with less.

Carbonates & clumped isotopes

Wednesday, 15 August | 13:00-14:00

Explore the geochemist’s toolbox for carbonate and clumped isotope research.

Your curiosity, our geosciences portfolio

Thursday, 16 August | 13:00-14:00

The joy of discovery.


New technology at our booth

Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM'X Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer

Solve analytical challenges in a wide range of applications with one comprehensive tool. The Thermo Scientific ARL PERFORM'X Sequential X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for advanced materials characterization integrates bulk elemental analysis with mapping and small spot analysis to create a solution that evaluates up to 90 elements in nearly any solid or liquid sample. Industries as diverse as metallurgy, petroleum, polymers, mining, glass, cement and refractories as well as labs dealing with geochemistry, materials science, environmental research and forensics will benefit from its performance and versatility.

Phenom XL Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Scanning Electron Microscope

The Phenom XL Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)  pushes the boundaries of compact desktop SEM performance. It features the proven ease-of-use and fast time-to-image of any Phenom system. It is equipped with a chamber that allows analysis of large samples up to 100 mm x 100 mm. A proprietary venting/loading mechanism ensures the fastest vent/load cycle in the world, providing the highest throughput. A newly developed compact motorized stage enables the user to scan the full sample area, and yet the Phenom XL is a desktop SEM that needs little space and no extra facilities.

Extra High Resolution Option for MC-ICP-MS

Extra High Resolution Option for MC-ICP-MS

The new XHR option is optimized for resolving hydride interferences from 25Mg, 29Si, 37Cl & 41K. Combined with the peak position and mass bias stability that you expect from Thermo Scientific Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS, you can now make more accurate measurements. Speak with our experts to learn more.

Advancing 10^13 ohm amplifier technology

1013 ohm amplifier technology made easy

1013 ohm amplifier technology is enhanced by a new Multicollector software release (v. 3.30) with online tau correction, which makes 1013 ohm amplifier technology as easy to use as standard Faraday cup amplifiers. Available for Thermo Scientific Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS and Thermo Scientific Triton Plus TIMS.

Get out more – and push the limits of carbonate measurements

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering a new comprehensive solution for measurements of C and O isotopes in in carbonates and DIC. With our new technology bundle, you are now able to measure samples in the lab and in the field. The mobile and reliable isotope ratio infrared spectrometry (IRIS) enables onsite measurements of carbonates wherever you go, i.e. in caves as well as on ships. The IRIS will provide you with field data on DIC and bulk carbonates. Together with the lab-based IRMS and carbonate device you receive a complete solution ranging from smallest carbonate samples in the lab to carbonate isotope ratio screening in the field.

Scientific contribution

Monday, 13th August

  • 14:15
    • Session 10h: Room 208
    • Revisiting classical applications with high resolution mass spectrometry
      • U. Wacker, N.S. Lloyd, J.B. Schwieters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany
  • 17:15
    • Session 10h: Poster Board 308
    • δ13C of DIC and carbonate samples – comparison of traditional mass spectrometry methods with infrared spectrometry method
      • D. Smajgl, M. Mandic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany​
      • D. Nürnberg, S. Fessler, Geomar, Germany​
      • A. Leis, JR Aquaconsol, Austria​

Wednesday, 15th August

  • 17:15
    • Session 05e: Poster Board 91
    • Carbon and oxygen isotope analyses by mid infrared laser spectroscopy as a tool for stratigraphic classification of upper jurassic carbonate rocks
      • M. Nowak, B. Wagner, D. Jung, LFU Bayern, Germany​
      • M. Mandic, D. Smajgl, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany ​
      • P. Wolpert, Uni Tübingen, Germany​
    • Session 08c: Poster Board 191
    • 253 Plus with the Kiel IV Carbonate Device – New features to improve resolution of clumped carbonate isotope datasets
      • J. Radke, N. Stoebner, M. Krummen, J.B. Schwieters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany​
    • Session 03b: Poster Board 8
    • In-situ isobaric interference removal for geochronology applications with LA-ICP-MS using triple quadrupole technology
      • C. Seeley, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portsmouth, NH, USA​
      • D. Asogan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany​

Thursday, 16th August

  • 17:15
    • Session 06j: Poster Board 205
    • Maximising sensitivity for U-Pb geochronology applications by sector field ICP-MS using ‘Bloodhound’ laser ablation technology
      • R. Hutchinson, C. O’Connor, ESI Lasers ​
      • G. Craig, N.S. Lloyd, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany​
      • J.A. Milton, G.L. Foster, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK ​
      • M.P. Field, Elemental Scientific Inc ​
    • Session 09f: Poster Board 264
    • Expanding the isotope geochemist’s toolbox – Measurements on sub-ng sample loads of Nd, Sr and Ca using 1013 Ω amplifier technology
      • H. Vollstaedt, N.S. Lloyd, J.B. Schwieters, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany​
      • B.L.A. Charlier, SGEES, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Friday, 17th August

  • 09:45
    • Session 06j​: Room 204
    • Doubling sensitivity in MC-ICP-MS using high-efficiency, rapid-response laser ablation technology
      • G. Craig, N.S. Lloyd, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany ​
      • A.J. Managh, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK ​
      • C. Stremtan, Teledyne CETAC Technologies ​
      • M.S.A. Horstwood, NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, British Geological Survey, UK​

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