Argus VI Multi-Collector Laboratory

We equipped the new state-of-art Argon laboratory so as undertake a focus on research analyse of single grains whereby precision modelling can be undertaken. We do temperature controlled step heating diffusion experiments and modelling on single grains ranging in age from billions to thousands of years old.

That is a list of hardware infrastructures on the new Argon laboratory

  • ARGUS VI Multi-collector Mass Spectrometer
  • Custom-built ultra-high vacuum extraction line
  • 2 custom-built double-vacuum resistance furnaces for step-heating experiments (being tested)
  • 2 custom-built automated sample changer for furnaces (being tested)
  • CO2 Laser
  • Automated cryogenic cold trap
  • Fully automated system with remote control (under development)

State-of-art Laoratory

Updated:  5 June 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Argon Geochronology Leader/ Page Contact:  WebAdmin