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The Reactive Transport Group maintains a fully functional experimental lab, with possibilities of performing experiments at ambient to hydrothermal (<350°C) conditions, with the potential for various in situ analyses such as Raman spectroscopy. We have the capacity to perform high-precision alkalinity titrations with our OrionStar T910 Autotitrator, as well as other forms of potentiometric titrations with our Metrohm 916 Ti-Touch and Mettler Toledo T70 autotitrators. We can also perform spectrophotometric analyses with our ThermoFisher Scientific Genesys 10S UV-Vis Spectrophotometer. We also have a Nikon petrographic microscope, a Horiba Xplora Plus Raman microscope outfitted with two lasers (532 nm and 785 nm) and a Newport Vision Isostation vibration isolation table, and a ThermoScientific Phenom Pro 6 Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope, also seated on a Newport Vision Isostation table.
We collaborate very closely with the Applied Geochemistry group Chemistry Lab and Isotope Science Lab for use of numerous Gas Chromatographs, a Total Inorganic Carbon - Total Organic Carbon analyzer, an Agilent Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), a ThermoScientific iCAP Triple-Quadropole Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (TQ-ICP-MS), two Ion Chromatographs, and basically all of the "traditional" stable isotope measurement equipment we can think of. In addition, through collaborations in the Department of Physics, we have access to a Multi-Collector ICP-MS and a Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS). In the Department, we also often use the Scanning Electron Microscope, Electron Microprobe, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), and Laser Ablation - ICP-MS facilites. Across the university, we also use the Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer and XRD in the Department of Chemistry.
If you are interested in using any of the Reactive Transport Group facilities - particularly the Raman microscope or the SEM, please contact Ben.