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Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory

Keene State College

Contact Information

Tim Allen





Instrument Type

MASS SPECTROMETERS - Stable isotopes

ThermoFinnigan Delta+


Whole-rock analysis (major and trace element)
Fluid or gas analysis

Typical Use:

H, C, O (and N) stable isotope analyses of waters, carbonate minerals and rocks, graphite, and organic carbon.

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.

User Fees:

Contact Tim Allen to discuss your project.

Instrument Priorities:

Priority use is for undergraduate classes and student projects.

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:

Off-line preparation of H2 and CO2 gas samples from waters, carbonates, graphite and organic carbon.

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:


Educational Use:

Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Class demonstrations are available for K-12.
Undergraduate student research projects are invited.
Graduate student research projects are invited.
Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available.
Contact Tim Allen for additional information, or see http://kilburn.keene.edu/ENST/isotopes/

Support provided by:

This laboratory facility was developed with support from NSF Award #0126706 and matching funds from Keene State College

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