Petrology, Geochronology & Structure

Petrology, Geochronology & Structure

Dual LA-ICP-MS Facility

Nu Instruments attoM HR-ICP-MS (single collector), Nu Instruments Plasma HR-MC-ICP-MS (multi-collector), Agilent 7700x quadrupole and Photon Machines Analyte 193nm excimer laser ablation system combined for split stream analysis. For more information, see the ICP-MS website. Contact lab manager Andrew Kylander-Clark for details.

Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA with EDS and CL)

Cameca SX-100 fitted with 5 wavelength spectrometers, an x-ray energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), and a cathodoluminescence (CL) detector. Running 'Probe For Windows' analytical software. Optimized for trace-element analysis and x-ray mapping. Contact Development Engineer Gareth Seward for details. EPMA website

Scanning Electron Microscope (FEG-ESEM with EBSD, EDS and CL)

FEI Quanta 400F field emission source (FEG) SEM. Secondary electron (SE) and backscattered electron (BSE) imaging in high vacuum, low vacuum and environmental imaging modes. The SEM is equipped with an HKL Technology Nordlys 2 electron-backscatter diffraction (EBSD) camera for crystal orientation determination, an INCAx-act silicon drift detector x-ray energy spectrometer (EDS), and a cathodoluminescence (CL) detector. Contact Development Engineer Gareth Seward for details. SEM Website

40Ar/39Ar Noble Gas Spectrometer

Mass Analyzer Products 216 with Baur-Signer source and Johnston MM1 electron multiplier and Faraday cup detectors is integrated into a fully automated gas extraction line with custom furnace and automated 36-bucket sample chamber.

Heavy Radiogenic Isotope Mass Spectrometer

Finnigan MAT 261 thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS) optimized for heavy isotopes with a six Faraday cup multi-collector, ion-counting SEM collector and updated data acquisition software.

Experimental Lava Viscometer Instrument System (ELVIS)

Custom instrument for lava viscosity studies. Apparatus features a custom 1800° furnace and rheometer system, digital motor control, precision torque sensors, and custom data acquisition software. For more information, surf to the Magma Dynamics Lab.