microbalance

Microbalance

Equipment Type

  • Preparation Tool

We have several high mass resolution microbalances used for weighing material prior to analysis, including a Mettler-Toledo MX-5, and two Sartorius microbalances.

Super Tech Mill

Super Tech Mill

Equipment Type

  • Preparation Tool

We have one TAIG CNC mill used also for high spatial precision drilling, which is primarily used for sampling speleothem material.

Micromill

Micromill

Equipment Type

  • Preparation Tool

We have two ESI (formerly Merchantek, New Wave) computer controlled micromilled for high spatial precision drilling. This equipment is primarily used to ontogenetically sample shell material.

Elemental Analyzer

Elemental Analyzer

Equipment Type

  • Peripheral

We have two elemental analyzers, a Costech 4010 Elemantal Analyzer (EA) and a Thermo High Temperature Conversion Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA). These devices are used in the analysis of organic carbon and nitrogen isotopes.

Gas bench

Thermo GasBench II

Equipment Type

  • Peripheral

We have two GasBench devices which are primarily used for acidification and analysis of carbonate isotopes, but are also used in the analysis of water isotopes. Both mass spectrometers can be equipped with a GasBench.

Thermo Delta Plus

Equipment Type

  • Mass Spectrometer

This instrument was acquired in 2001 and can be equipped with either a dual inlet or continuous flow gas introduction device. Acquired under NSF No. 9977326.

Thermo Delta V Plus

Thermo Delta V Plus

Equipment Type

  • Mass Spectrometer

This instrument was acquired 2011, and is primarily equipped with a continuous flow gas introduction device. Acquired under NSF No. 0949303.