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Radiogenic Isotopes

Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer

Micromass Sector 54 multicollector thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS)

ICP-MS Laboratory

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.

Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer
MAP215-50 Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer
  • Rock and mineral preparation facilities
  • Clean laboratory for chemical separations