SOEST Isotope Lab
Univ. of Hawaii
Ken Rubin or Doug Pyle
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Mass Spectrometers - Radiogenic Isotopes
Two TIMS multi-collectorys (VG Sector and VG Sector54-WARP with ion counting Daly)
MC-ICP-MS (Nu-HR with abundance sensitivity filter)
Alpha spectrometer (8-detector system for short-lived isotopes)
Whole-rock and mineral analysis (radiogenic and radioactive isotope and trace element)
Radiogenic and radioactive isotope analysis in volcanic rocks, minerals, fluids, sediments and biological specimens
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.
Per sample rates.
Funded research takes top priority. Work is scheduled in advance to accommodate user schedules. Short-term visitors have priority access to the facilities during their visits. Otherwise, we try to maintain equal access for all users.
Sample prep is generally the responsibility of the user, doing prep work in our class-100 clean room facility.The facility also operates a physical sample prep space where samples can be cleaned, crushed, sieved, and leached, and where minerals can be separated by heavy liquids and magnetic methods.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
Undergraduate student research projects are invited. Graduate student research projects are invited.
Support provided by:
Primarily NSF (multiple projects), secondarily NOAA, state of Hawaii, and private sector users.