Equipment & Facilities

Special equipment/facilities housed in the Department of Physics:


Special equipment/facilities housed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences:

  • Electron Microprobe and X-ray Diffraction Laboratories
  • CEM Mars6 Microwave Reaction System
  • Cavity ring-down spectroscopy analyzer for stable isotope ratios in water
  • JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Microprobe
  • Thermo iCap 7400 DUO Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emissions Spectrometer (ICP-OES)
  • Thermo Dionex Integrion Ion Chromatograph (IC)
  • Elementar vario MacroCube Elemental Analyzer (also referred to as a CHNS analyzer)
  • Seal AQ300 Discrete Analyzer
  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration
  • Gas Chromatography Instrumentation for Analysis of Organic Compounds (Gas Chromatographs coupled to Flame Ionization Detector (GCFID), Mass Spectrometer (GCMS), Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (GCIRMS, Gas Bench IRMS, ECSIRMS))
  • Geosciences Node of NASA’s Planetary Data System
  • High Performance Computing Facility
  • High-Pressure and Temperature Chemistry 
  • High-Temperature Controlled Atmosphere Furnaces 
  • Two laser Raman microprobes with a multichannel analyzer
  • Micro X-Ray Fluorescence 
  • Near and Mid Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory