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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Methods of Mass Spectrometry. Short course with practical; introduction to research practical. Upon request. (prer)
LECTURERS: Prof. Th. N├Ągler, Prof. I. Villa, Prof. Dr. T. Pettke
SCOPE:Introduction to mass spectrometry in a geological context, with theoretical principles and data reduction, as well as practical work allowing the student to do mass spectrometric analyses on in-house instrumentation independently.
ECTS Credits:2.5
PREREQUISITES: Strictly only for Master students doing a thesis involving own mass-spec analyses
FREQUENCY:biennially in spring semester, held in even years
CONTENTS:History, sample dissolution, chemical separation of elements, isotope dilution methods, types of mass-spectrometers and their applications, data reduction with uncertainty assessment, laser ablation mass-spectrometry with particular requirements of multilement analyses heavy stable isotope data reduction. Practical work: students will be guided through the whole process of preparing and measuring a set of samples.

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.

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