Geochemical analysis

The ICPMS lab infrastructure consists of several instruments but the main "work" is done by the multicollector MC-ICPMS and the quadrupole Q-ICPMS instrument. Photo: Gunn K. Tjoflot, UiO
Published May 12, 2019 10:16 AM

In the ICPMS mass spectrometry lab we analyse isotopic ratios and elemental concentrations in solid matter and solutions. Used primarily for U-Pb and Lu-Hf analysis of zircon as well as trace element analysis of solid matter and solutions, but other types of analyses/samples are possible. The lab has over the years provided analyses of high quality for our own researchers and partners, and for teaching at the Dept. of Geosciences.

The Thermo TSQ 8000 (gas chromatograph - triple quadrupole mass spectrometer) is the main instrument in the lab, and provides sensitive analyses for example of biomarkers in petroleum. Photo: Gunn K Tjoflot, UiO
Published May 12, 2019 10:03 AM

In the Organic Geochemistry Lab we analyse organic components in oils and environmental samples. The lab has over the years served as a research laboratory for several masters and PhD students in petroleum and environmental geosciences. The lab does not offer analyses, but the lab's instruments may by appointment be used by students and academic staff under the supervison of the lab personell.

Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS). Photo: Lars Eivind Augland, UiO
Published May 3, 2019 3:54 PM

The TIMS lab provides high-precison U-Pb dating of zircon and other uranium enriched minerals by isotope dilution thermal ionisation mass spectrometry. The lab has extensive experience in the determination of the timing of geological events. The method is applied to the resolution of many diverse problems in research, and also for assisting exploration programme in industry and for teaching at the Dept. of Geosciences.