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Equipment

Finnigan MAT 262 TIMS equipment

The Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer is used for high-precision isotope ratio measurements.

Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) is used for very precise isotope ratio measurements. Purified samples are thermally ionized by passing a current through a thin metal filament (or filaments). Mass resolved ion beams are directed into multiple collectors and converted into voltage. Ratios of the different voltages yield precise isotopic ratios.

Nu AttoM Equipment

The Nu AttoM is capable of fast high-precision concentration measurements over a large range of concentrations.

Nu Plasma equipment

The Nu Plasma HR is used for high-precision isotope ratio measurements across broad regions of the periodic table.

lab equipment

The metal-free Picotrace laboratory was developed to provide optimal conditions for the separation and purification of isotopes in light of recent advances in both the sensitivity and analytical precision of mass spectrometers, and the development of new isotope systems that require special conditions.