Short Courses and Conferences

Microanalytical Reference Materials

An MAS Topical Conference

May 15 - 17, 2012

Conference Speakers

Following are the currently-confirmed speakers at the Conference and the titles of their presentations (as known at this time):

Data processing for spatial geochemistry in reference materials, A. Néron, L.P. Bédard

Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC Canada

Spatial geochemistry to characterize reference materials, L.P. Bédard and A. Néron

Sciences de la Terre, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, QC Canada

Characterisation of a reference material for the direct quantification of the noble gas xenon in electron probe microanalysis, S. Brémier, P. Pöml , F. Laheurte, R. Hasnaoui and C.T. Walker

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements

Mineral Reference Standards and Quantitative Electron-Probe Microanalysis, P. K. Carpenter and E.P. Vicenzi

Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis and Museum Conservation Institute, Suitland, MD

Using LA-ICPMS for assessing consistency between published values for silicate glass reference materials: Can we see beyond the matrix-related elemental fractionation, L. Danyushevsky, J. Thompson, S. Gilbert

University of Tasmania

A comparative study of six reference materials used for the analyses of the platinum group elements and gold by LA-ICPMS, S. Gilbert1, L. Danyushevsky1, P. Robinson1, C. Wohlgemuth-Ueberwasser2, N. Pearson3, D. Savard4, M.Norman5, J. Hanley6

1University of Tasmania, 2University of Johannesburg, 3GEMOC, Macquarie University, 4Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, 5Australian National University, 6St. Mary's University

An Examination of Beam Sensitive Standards, J. J. Donovan

CAMCOR, University of Oregon

The utility of synthetic minerals as in situ isotopic reference materials: an assessment of hafnium- rare earth element (REE) doped synthetic zircon, C.M. Fisher1, J.M. Hanchar2, S.D. Samson3, B. Dhuime4,5, J. Blichert-Toft6, J. D. Vervoort1, R. Lam7

1Washington State University, 2Memorial University, 3Syracuse University, 4University of Bristol, 5University of St Andrews, 6Université Claude Bernard, 7INCO Innovation Centre, MicroAnalysis Facility, Memorial University

Toward a Quartz Sandstone SEM-CL Intensity Imaging Reference Material, J. H. Fournelle

University of Wisconsin

Complexities of Using Natural Minerals as Standard Reference Materials: Personal Experiences from a Geological Microprobe Lab, J. H. Fournelle

Cameron EPMA Lab, Univ. of Wisconsin

Lunar volatiles determined by Electron Microprobe: Lunar cordierite and apatite - compositions, volatile contents and implications on their origin, J. Gross1 and A. H. Treiman2

1American Museum of Natural History, 2Lunar and Planetary Institute

Synthesis and Characterization of Five New Fluorine-bearing Basalt Reference Materials (Fba Glasses) and Their Use in Quantifying the Fluorine Content of the Basaltic Glass Standards BCR-2G, BHVO-2G, GSA-1G, GSC-1G, GSD-1G, GSE-1G, ML3B-G, KL2-G, and ALV-519-4, S N. Guggino

Arizona State University

Synthesis and characterization of Ti-Y-Zr-Nb-Hf-Ta-La-Nd-Sm-Gd-Dy-Er-Yb-Lu doped haploandesite glass reference materials, J.M. Hanchar1, J. Fournelle2, C. Hayward3, B. Dhuime4,5, C. Münker6, E. Mundy1, and C.M. Fisher1,7

1Memorial University, 2University of Wisconsin, 3University of Edinburgh, 4University of St. Andrews, 5University of Bristol, 6Universität zu Köln, Zülpicherstr, 7Washington State University

Microanalytical reference materials: successes and needs, K.P. Jochum

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

New Monazite Reference Material for Microanalysis, A. K. Kennedy1 and A. Möller2

1Curtin University, 2University of Kansas

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, John Konopka

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Secondary standards and sodium-loss: results from a large interlaboratory comparison using four natural volcanic glasses, S.C. Kuehn

Concord University

Doping silica gel for the synthesis of trace element in quartz reference materials, W.O. Nachlas

University of Minnesota

Atom Probe Tomography of Natural Olivine: a potential APT reference material, S.W. Parman1, B.P. Gorman2, C.R.M. Jackson1, and R.F. Cooper1

1Brown University, 2Colorado School of Mines

Reference Materials in Automated Quantitative Mineralogy – experiences and approaches at the Freiberg Geometallurgy Laboratory, S. Haser1, A. D. Renno2, A. Bartzsch2, C. Weißflog1, D. Sandmann1, B. Schulz1, J. Gutzmer2

1Institute of Mineralogy, Freiberg, 2Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Element- and method-specific test for microhomogeneity of major and trace elements in reference materials, A. D. Renno

Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology,

Breaking the 1% Accuracy Barrier in EPMA, N. W. M. Ritchie

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Selection of Natural Minerals for Microanalytical Reference Materials, J.C. Rucklidge1,2 and M.P.Gorton1

1University of Toronto, 2Astimex Scientific Limited

A New Synthesis Method of Doped Hydroxyapatite for Reference Materials, K. Savino

University of Rochester

What Are The Requirements For Forensic Materials and Particles Standards?, C. S. Schwandt

McCrone Associates, Inc

Standard Reference Materials for NVLAP, J. Spencer

Reservoirs Environmental, Inc

The LHT (Lunar Highlands Type) Lunar Regolith Simulant Series, D. B. Stoeser and S. A. Wilson

U.S. Geological Survey

Challenges and Strategies for the Calibration of SIMS Geochemical Analyses, M. Wiedenbeck

Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam

Preparation and Analysis of Actinide Standards, K. E. Wright, J. A. King

Idaho National Laboratory

Heterogeneity of the Kakanui hornblende standard at the University of Texas at Austin, Donggao Zhao

If you are interested in presenting, please contact a member of the Organizing Committee.

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