TIMS U-Pb laboratory
What we are doing: High-precison U-Pb dating of zircon and other uranium enriched minerals by isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS).
- Finnigan MAT262 thermal source mass spectrometer
- Mineral separation laboratory
- Hand-picking room with high-resolution binocular microscopes
- Equipment for air abrasion
- Low-blank laboratory for sample dissolution and chemical separation
- Equipment for pre-treatment of samples (See also: Common facilities)