This laboratory houses our newest piece of instrumentation, a Teledyne Leeman Labs Prodigy 7 Dual view ICP-OES, with a 240 position autosampler for high (radial view) to trace level (axial view) analysis of dissolved elemental constituents in water samples.
The laboratory also contains equipment for the extraction of dissolved nitrate from water samples via freeze drying as silver nitrate powder for oxygen and nitrogen stable isotope analysis.
The laboratory contains two four-foot low-flow hoods, a research grade analytical balance, stirring hot plates, a Barnstead Nanopure Diamond deionized water system, and a LABCONCO FreeZone 1 L bench top freeze dry system.
The lab is also used for the sequential extraction of metals from sediment samples and the preparation of fused glass disks for XRF analysis.
Finally, this multi-purpose lab is home for the preparation of solid samples for JEOL JSM-IT200 (LA) SEM analysis in the Dept of Chemistry. The lab contains an Anatech Hummer V Pulsed Planar magnetron-triode sputter coater with sputter sources for the deposition of Au, Au/Pd and C thin films for electron microscopy.