What Iolite does so far…

As noted in the last post we’re all buzzing after Goldschmidt (of course from the workshop, but also from a whole week of stimulating discussions), and we’re now busy working on Iolite 3 among other things. But in the midst of all of this looking forward it occurred to us that this might be a good time to look back at what’s been achieved so far. So here’s a (probably incomplete) list of ways in which Iolite has been used by the community to date:

Laser ablation
Sr-isotope ratios (REE correction, e.g. perovskite)
Sr-isotope ratios (CaAr correction, e.g. carbonate)
Hf-isotope ratios
Nd-isotope ratios
Pb-isotope ratios
Trace element analysis (semi-quantitative normalisation)
Trace element analysis (internal standard normalisation)
Trace element analysis (varying internal standard normalisation)
Conventional laser mapping
Coordinate-based laser mapping (Cellspace)
Mineral-dependent laser mapping (MinMapping)
U-(Th)-Pb geochronology

Solution mode
Trace element analysis (semi-quantitative)
Al-Mg elemental ratios (mixed spike)
Relative Mg-isotope ratios
Absolute Mg-isotope ratios (double spike)
Fe-isotope ratios (double spike)
Mo-isotope ratios (double spike)
Si-isotope ratios
Hf-isotope ratios
Pt-isotope ratios (double spike)
Ni-isotope ratios
Cr-isotope ratios
U-isotope ratios (double spike)
W-isotope ratios
Cu-isotope ratios
Ca-isotope ratios

TIMS
Ba-isotope ratios
Ca-isotope ratios
Sr-isotope ratios
Cr-isotope ratios

If you have used Iolite for some other purpose, feel free to comment, and we’ll add it to the list!