Contact for this Instrument: 

Laura Liermann

Laboratory Scientist

814 865-1904
EESL Manager: 

Odette Mina

Managing Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL).

Technical Director: 
Susan Brantley, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI)
Equipment full name: 
Perkin-Elmer Optima 5300DV ICP-AES

Address: 307 Hosler Building

Description: The Perkin Elmer Optima 5300 ICP-AES is the backbone of all chemical analyses performed in the LIME laboratory. The ICP-AES is used to analyze elemental sample composition for a wide range of sample types. This instrument has high throughput and a robust sample introduction system, and a wide range of concentrations. It is the preferred technique for refractory elements such as Al, So, W, and Zr.  Elements routinely analyzed using the ICP-AES include aluminum, antimony, barium, boron, cadmium. calcium, cesium, copper, iron,lithium, magnesium., manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, tin, titanium, terbium, and zirconium. The laboratory has the capability to perform analysis for the following elements, which are requested less frequently: arsenic, bismuth, chromium, cobalt, gadolinium, gold, lanthanum, molybdenum, silver, 

Internal Rate: 
Instrument time: $58.00/hr Operator time: $53.40/hr
External Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $137.68/hr Operator time: $83.79/hr
External Non-Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $142.06/hr Operator time: $86.46/hr