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dc.contributorRobert L. Kuczkowski Program Manageren_US
dc.contributorAlan Rabideau |Eliza Calder |David Watson |Tracy Bank |en_US
dc.contributor.authorAga, Diana Principal Investigatoren_US
dc.contributor.otherdianaaga@buffalo.eduen_US
dc.dateDecember 31, 2012en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-08T19:25:57Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19T18:33:49Z
dc.date.availableJanuary 1, 2010en_US
dc.date.available2011-04-08T19:25:57Zen_US
dc.date.available2011-04-19T18:33:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-08T19:25:57Zen_US
dc.identifier0959565en_US
dc.identifier0959565en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/1249
dc.descriptionGrant Amount: $ 390524en_US
dc.description.abstractThis award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). With this award from the Major Research and Instrumentation (MRI) program, Professor Diana Aga, Tracy Bank, Eliza S. Calder, Alan J. Rabideau and David F. Watson will acquire an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP/MS) to be used for environmental science and engineering research. Projects that will be undertaken include: 1.) environmental impacts of engineered nanomaterials, 2.) biogeochemistry and remediation of heavy metal pollutants, 3.) geochemical analysis of volcanic rocks for petrological research, 4.) transport and modeling of strontium and phytoremediation of cadmium, and, 5.) characterization of semiconductor nanomaterials. Mass spectrometry (MS) is used to identify the chemical composition of a sample by measuring the mass of the molecular constituents in the sample after they are ionized and detected by the mass spectrometer. The ICP/MS will allow analysis of metal speciation at sub-parts per billion (ppb) levels, which is crucial in accurately assessing the effectiveness of bioremediation and the risks of metal contamination. It will not only be useful for environmental samples, but will also be a highly valuable characterization tool for nanomaterials research. The laser ablation system in front of the ICP/MS can be used for direct analysis of solid rocks and semiconductor materials. This will advance and transform the current research activities of students and in Geology and Chemistry.en_US
dc.titleMRI-R2: Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP/MS)en_US
dc.typeNSF Granten_US


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