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Malcolm S Pringle <[log in to unmask]>
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Ellery --

Sobolev et al (Science, 2007) report 140 ppm Co for SCO USNM 111312/444 
by Laser
ablation ICP-MS.  They then use that value for SCO to calibrate Co in their
massive olivine study; they also measured 3 SCO's every 30-50 points as an
internal drift and accuracy check.

Their preferred EMP operating conditions were 20 kV & 300 nA (!) with 120 sec
counting times on the Max-Planck Jeol Jxa 8200.

Also, they determined a correction for the FeK second order shoulder 
on Co K
by analyzing Fe bearing standards free of Co:

CoOc = CoOm - 0.0011~FeOm - 0.013.

Its not clear to me whether that correction would be ~ universal, or 
need to be
determined for your particular machine.

They also report "the above measurement conditions routinely yield detection
limits of around 6-15 ppm based on 3 sigma criteria by Jeol standard software,
and errors of 15-30 ppm for trace elements and 0.01 mol% for Fo content (2
standard errors) established by counting statistics and reproducibility of
olivine standard (see Fig S1-S2)."  Co & Mn precision, LA-ICP MS vs EMP, are
specifically compared in Fig S3.

Here's the link to the online supplement:

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/1138113/DC1

There is a massive amount of data there!

-- Malcolm

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