Principal Investigator: Lang Farmer
Director: Emily Verplanck
Location: Benson 425

The Benson Earth Sciences Building houses an ~1,300 sq ft. clean chemistry laboratory and 6-collector thermal ionization mass spectrometer for high precision Nd, Sr and Pb isotopic measurements from natural materials, including rocks, soils and groundwaters. The facility includes a New Wave Micromilling device for in situ microsampling of thin and thick rock sections, two laminar flow fume hoods certified for the use of perchloric acid, and an ultramicrobalance. Lab personnel are also involved in the development of novel methods of producing thermalized ions for use in TIMS instrumentation. For more information about our lab, or to submit samples for analysis, please contact Emily Verplanck.