Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer
See Elemental Analysis.
Noble Gas Laboratory
The 40Ar/39Ar dating facility features a MAP215-50 noble gas mass spectrometer, with two electron multipliers and one faraday collector. The mass spectrometer is connected to a custom, automated stainless steel extraction/purification line with sample heating and gas extraction accomplished with either a Modifications Ltd. resistance furnace, CO2 IR laser, or pulsed Excimer DUV (193 nm) laser. Our system is designed for both geochronology and thermochronology.
- Rock and mineral preparation facilities
- Clean laboratory for chemical separations