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Development and exploration of inductively coupled plasma spectrometry


25-27 September 2017, DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde, Denmark




Seminar Venue:

The seminar will take place at DTU Risø Campus, located on the peninsula Risø in Roskilde Fjord 7 km north of the historic town of Roskilde and 40 km west of Copenhagen. (


The seminar consists of two parts:

25th and 26th September: Invited lectures and presentations from participants at H.H. Koch, building 110, Risø. Prof. Frank Vanhaecke (Ghent University, Belgium) will give the opening lecture and several highly reputed experts will give invited talks.

27th September: Lab practice in room S15-17, building 204, Risø Campus.


Seminar Objectives:

The seminar aims to strengthen the education of MSc/PhD students and young scientists and to increase competence of staff involved to explore the application of ICP techniques for different purposes in nuclear and radiochemistry fields.

1) To provide the participants with an overview of state-of-the-art fundamental aspects and instrumental developments of ICP techniques, and the applications of these techniques in interdisciplinary contexts.

2) To provide an opportunity for the participants to get hands-on experience of ICP instrument operation, maintenance, data acquisition and software instruction by participating in practical training in the laboratory.

3) To provide a forum for knowledge and experience exchange in various aspects related to ICP techniques and stimulate international collaborations.



Seminar Scope:


Fundamental aspects and instrumental developments:

  • ICP fundamentals and mechanisms

  • sample preparation and matrix effect

  • sample introduction and transport phenomena

  • removal of interferences

  • software and data analysis

Applications of ICP techniques in the analysis of:

  • natural and anthropogenic radionuclides

  • isotopic ratio of radioactive and stable elements

  • environmental studies

  • forensic analysis

  • geological dating

  • biological / clinical / pharmaceutical materials


Seminar Organizers:  

Technical University of Denmark (Chair),

Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden,

ALS Scandinavia AB, Sweden,

University of Helsinki, Finland,

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden

Norwegian University of Life Sciences



Please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM for ICP User 2017, and send to Helle Tofte Holm ( by e-mail. Registration deadline 15th August 2017.The registration is free. Lunch and light refreshment will be provided. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs.


Contact Person

Jixin Qiao (, +45 21798724. 





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