Isotope Geochemistry Clean Laboratory

Class 350 Clean Laboratory

This facility allows the preparation of samples for radiogenic isotope alanyses and trace element work in an ultraclean environment.

  • Column chemistry: Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr and Fe
  • 'soft' dissolution (mafic samples)
  • high-temperature high-pressure dissolution (felsic samples and zircons)
  • Variety of certified rock and mineral standards
  • Variety of spike solutions for high-precision isotope analyses

To obtain the high level of cleanliness necessary for high precision analyses, and for OH&S reasons, access is only available to trained staff and students, or under strict supervision.