Fluid Inclusion Laboratory
University of Missouri-Kansas City
James B. Murowchick
FLUID ANALYSIS - Heating freezing microscope stage
Fluid Inc. gas flow heating/freezing stage
Chemical State fluid or gas analysis
Used for determination of salinities and information related to trapping temperatures of fluid inclusions in transparent minerals.
Conditions for Use:
Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel.
Visitors are invited to work in the lab to design and do the work yourself.
Training Session (short course) is offered.
Variable. User would pay for consumables (e.g., liquid nitrogen). A small hourly user fee might be charged, depending on the source of the project (e.g., academic vs. commercial).
Priority given to funded research. Instrument is not heavily used.
Doubly-polished chips of transparent minerals are needed. We do not have facilities to prepare a large number of sections, so for major projects, the client should have fluid inclusion sections prepared in advance.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
We have several melting point standards for thermocouple calibration, if needed.
No software. Digital or film photographic images can be collected, as well as video records.
Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Undergraduate student research projects are invited.
Graduate student research projects are invited.
Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available.
Support provided by:
Supported by the UMKC Department of Geosciences