SESE: Nobel Gas Geochemistry and Geochronology Laboratories

Equipment/facility: Facility

  • Location

    United States

Description

Building on 16 years of experience at MIT, the development of noble gas research capabilities began in 2006 and the laboratories are now nearing completion. Housed in F-Wing of the Bateman Science Center at Arizona State Universities, they are designed to support a wide range of geochronologic and isotopic tracer research by scientists from ASU and national and international collaborators. Conventional and laser microprobe (U-Th)/He facilities are now fully operational. We have recently taken delivery of our first 40Ar/39Ar system and we anticipate dating our first samples in late 2008. When complete (Spring 2009), the laboratories will house four mass spectrometry systems.

Contact: Matthijs Van Soest

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geochronology
geochemistry
noble gas
gas
mass spectrometry
laser
tracer
laboratory
science
dating