Special Issue "ICP-MS Analysis for Rare Earth Elements"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Stanislav Strekopytov

Solid State Analysis and Bio-imaging, LGC, Middlesex, TW11 0LY, UK
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Interests: geochemistry; ICP-MS analysis; rare earth elements; environmental geochemistry; low-temperature geochemistry; trace elements

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rare earth elements (REE), because of their coherent (geo)chemical properties, can be used as tracers of reactions and sources of materials within magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary systems. Over many decades, the improvements in the precision, accuracy and detection limits of analytical methods have been critical in establishing the role of these elements as universal tracers across the geo- and biosciences. Currently, ICP-MS is the most common method to determine the REE in a variety of matrices, including rocks, minerals, meteorites, sediments, soils, plants, dust and aerosols. This Special Issue provides a great opportunity to report advances both in the ICP-MS analysis of REE and the interpretation of results for particular geochemical and biogeochemical systems. In spite of the methodology being well established, it is still essential to understand constrains placed by both the sample preparation and the ICP-MS analysis itself, making this Special Issue a suitable forum to discuss them.

Dr. Stanislav Strekopytov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • rare earth elements
  • ICP-MS
  • sample preparation
  • geochemistry
  • geochemical tracers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Trace elemental and multi -isotopic (Sr-Nd-Pb) characterization and discrimination analysis of jadeitite sources in the Greater Caribbean: Implications for precolonial inter-islands exchange networks
AuthorsKnaf, A.C.S., Habiba, H., Shafie, T., Koornneef, J.M., Hertwig, A., Cárdenas Párraga, J.,  Harlow, G.E., García-Casco, A., Schertl, H.-P., Maresch, W.V., Hofman, C.L. , Brandes, U., Davies, G.R.

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