Interested in learning more about laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS? Separation Science and Agilent have teamed up to offer a series of video tutorials to help improve your knowledge on a range of ICP-MS topics. In the fourth tutorial in the series, expert Gareth Pearson and guest presenter Dr Sarah Gilbert (University of Adelaide) cover fundamentals, applications, and best practices related to LA-ICP-MS. They discuss when and why this technique should be used, the hardware and software required, and advice on optimization, tuning, and calibration.

Through this tutorial, you can expect to:

  • Understand what LA-ICP-MS is used for
  • Learn how to set up the ICP-MS for laser ablation
  • Discover how to perform instrument tuning and calibration with solid samples
  • Gain an overview of how to perform LA-ICP-MS analyses
  • Learn about some typical applications and interesting examples

Run time: 20 minutes

There are a total of four tutorials in the series, with the remaining modules covering ICP-MS sample introduction, ICP-MS application-specific setup, and ICP-MS speciation.

Ready to learn from the experts?

The Presenter


These tutorials are presented by Gareth Pearson (ICP-MS Supplies Product Manager at Agilent). Gareth graduated from the University of Hull, UK in 2003 with a M.Chem. in Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry & Toxicology. He went on to complete a Ph.D. using ICP-MS in 2007 with the title “Elemental Speciation and Miniaturised Sample Introduction Studies for ICP-MS”. He has worked as a Product Manager in the UK and Australia for Spectroscopy and Sample Preparation instrumentation since 2007. Currently, Dr. Pearson is the ICP-MS Spectroscopy Supplies Product Manager for Agilent based at the Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 15 years’ experience in Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy.

Interested in learning about other related topics? Head over to the Spectroscopy Learning Hub to discover a range of atomic absorption and ICP-OES tutorials.

Published  Apr 17, 2023

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