Petrology, Geochronology & Structure

Petrology, Geochronology & Structure

Dual LA-ICP-MS (LASS) Facility

Nu Instruments AttoM HR-ICP-MS (single collector), Nu Instruments Nu Plasma HR-MC-ICP-MS (multi-collector), Nu Instruments Nu Plasma 3D HR-MC-ICP-MS (multi-collector), Agilent 7700X/S quadrupole and Two Photon Machines Analyte 193nm excimer laser ablation systems 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

Raman Laser Spectroscopy

Bruker Senterra Raman Laser Microscope that includes 532nm and 785nm lasers, 1200 lines/mm  & 4000 lines/mm gratings for both lasers, Spectral resolution of 3 cm-1, Reflected Light, Polarized Light and Fixed Analyzer, 100x Objective, and automatic calibration of the wavelength axis using built-in neon lamp. Contact Prof. John Cottle for details. Raman 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.