Facilities

Radiogenic Isototope Geology Lab

The RIGL consists of two class 1000 low-metal chemistry labs with class 10 workstations, an “oven room” for high-temperature digestions and sample preparation, and a temperature-controlled room for a Phoenix X62 thermal ionization mass spectrometer.  The TIMS instrument will has a dedicated control room that opens into the hallway.

The lab is designed for high-precision, low-blank U-Pb geochronology using isotope-dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry.  It will also have the capability of measuring the Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope compositions of a variety of natural and synthetic materials.

Schematic footprint of the Radiogenic Isotope Geology Lab

Exterior Chem Lab (4251D)

Photograph of lab room 4251D
Photograph of lab room 4251D

Interior Chem Lab (4251E)

Photograph of lab room 4251E
Photograph of lab room 4251E