Micromass Sector 54 multicollector thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS)
Element 2 ICP/Mass Spectrometer
The Element-2 (Thermo-Finnigan) multi-resolution, single collector, magnetic sector plasma mass spectrometer is capable of operating at resolutions of >10,000 and is used for both in-situ and solution-based elemental and isotopic analyses.
Nu Plasma ICP/Mass Spectrometer
The Nu Plasma (Nu Instruments) is a double focusing plasma mass spectrometer equipped with 13 collectors in a configuration designed to optimize U-Pb geochronologic applications. The instrument is integrated with a New Wave UP-213 solid state laser ablation system for in-situ isotopic analyses.
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