Experimental Petrology Laboratory
For analysis of the experimental run products, we take advantage of the laser ablation ICP-MS facilities supervised by Prof. Cin-Ty Lee. The LA-ICP-MS facility features a New-Wave 213 nm laser coupled to a ThermoFinnigan Element 2 magnetic sector ICP-MS.
The other analytical facilities in the Earth Science department, that are of use to us, include a ThermoNicolet FTIR microscope and a JEOL JXA 840 scannic electron microscope (SEM).
In addition, we rely heavily on a range of analytical instruments in the Shared Equipment Authority (SEA) of Rice University. Instruments at SEA include several SEMs, TEMs, Raman spectroscope, and XRDs. To learn the range of analytical capabilities at SEA, click here.
as of September 16, 2010