• Chemistry and Materials
  • Energy and Environment

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)



The ICP pole of the Advanced Characterisation Platform has an atomic emission spectrometer coupled to an Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES) allowing the analysis of major and trace elements in solution simultaneously with detection limits of the order of a few μg/L. It also has two Inductively Coupled Plasma mass spectrometers (ICP-MS) that allow the analysis of trace and ultra-trace elements (from μg/L to sub-ng/L) in a wide range of applications. We are open to all academic and industrial collaborations and propose services in line with our expertise.


  • Gabriel Billon
  • David Dumoulin
    Technical manager


Bâtiment Chevreul, Avenue Paul Langevin
Campus Cité scientifique, Université de Lille


Chiffres clés

• > 7000 analyses/year
• 10 publications/year


Effectif total : 3



• Elemental characterization of samples of various origins (environmental, catalysts, etc...)
• Major and trace element analysis
• Mass spectrometry
• Atomic emission spectroscopy

Example(s) of projects

• Dosage of metals in solution
• Metals in sediments and cement formulations

Collaborations/Partners/Scientific clients

ULCO, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay Université de Mons (Belgium)

Collaborations/Partners/Private Clients


Services offers

Applications sectors

  • Science / Research

Services provided

• Sample preparation by mineralization
• Multi-elemental analysis (coverage of almost the entire periodic table)
• Elemental analysis of liquid and solid samples by ICP-OES
• Elemental analysis of liquid and solid samples by ICP-MS
• Analytical development in ICP-OES/MS
• Analysis of trace and ultra-trace metallic and metalloid elements from solid and liquid matrices
• Development of sample-specific analytical methods
• Speciation of metals
• Development of speciation techniques by coupling chromatographic systems (HPLC and GC) with ICP

Consulting services

We provide consulting services related to all our areas of expertise.


Our platform has a wide range of equipment for the elemental characterization of samples of various origins:
• optical emission spectrometer coupled to a plasma torch (ICP-OES)
• mass spectrometers coupled to a plasma torch (ICP-MS)
• gas chromatograph coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry GC-ICP-MS
• liquid chromatograph coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry HPLC-ICP-MS
• various equipment for sample preparation

See the detailed list of equipment: http://lasir.cnrs.fr/icp_analyse_de_traces/


Nom Modèle Marque
Spectrometer ICP-MS 820MS/ Varian
ICP-MS Spectrometer 7900/ Agilent
ICP-OES spectrometer 5110 VDV/ Agilent
Chromatography GC-ICP-MS Agilent
HPLC-ICP-MS chromatograph Agilent
Heating blocks for mineralization Environmental Express


Affiliated institutions / organisations


Unit(s) of attachment


Isotrace - Spectrométrie de Masse en Sciences de la Terre
RECAE - REseau des Chimistes Analyticiens en Environnement


Regional strategic areas of activity

  • Chemistry and Materials
    • Textiles, composites, materials
  • Energy and Environment
    • Observation, monitoring and management of the environment