The Ultima IV is a high–quality X–ray diffractometer system that is easy to use, highly accurate, and has the versatility to meet all of our teaching and research needs in X–ray diffraction.XRF systems like the ZXS Primus II spectrometer provide the ability to process very small samples and to include a wide range of elements.A Core Lab SGL custom–built spectral gamma core–logging instrument is located in the Department of Geology.It generates total API, 40K, 232Th, and 238U data; a bulk density feature allows corrections for non–uniform core diameter.The laboratory has general organic geochemistry equipment including a Beckman Coulter centrifuge, Mettler Toledo balance, Mettler Toledo p H meter, water purification system, drying ovens, large muffle furnace, refrigerator, freezer, glassware, and lipid standards.For lipid preparation, the laboratory has a Dionex ASE 350 solvent extraction system, a Turbo Vap LV for solvent evaporation, nitrogen blow–down stations, and other lipid preparation equipment.A Daybreak alpha counter is also available to help determine the concentrations of radioisotopes in sediment.
The lab is equipped with an eight camera Vicon MX T10 motion capture system, two force platforms (AMTI BP 400600 and Bertec 40), a Basler pi A640-210gm high speed digital video camera and a Smooth Power treadmill.
Director: Amy Townsend–Small The Department of Geology biogeochemistry facility is set up for the analysis of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen in waters with a Shimadzu TOC/TN analyzer, the analysis of carbon and nitrogen concentrations of organic matter in various substrates (e.g., soils, lake and marine sediments) with a Thermo Flash Elemental Analyzer, the analysis of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide gases with a Shimadzu gas chromatograph, and the analysis of dissolved inorganic nitrogen with a Biotage spectrophotometer.
Directors: Aaron Diefendorf and Brooke Crowley The Department of Geology has recently acquired funding for a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) facility, which will be installed in early 2013.
Luminescence Dating Laboratory | Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratories | Quaternary Sediment and Coring Laboratory | Organic Geochemistry Laboratory | Biogeochemistry Laboratory | Stable Isotope Facility for Biogeochemical Research | X-Ray laboratory | Spectral Gamma Ray Core Logger | Ohio Valley Archaeology Laboratory | Court Archaeological Research Facility | Paleoethnobotanical Laboratory | Human Evolutionary Locomotor Laboratory | GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratories | Clay Mineralogy Laboratory | Quaternary Paleoecology Laboratory | MEDArch—Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics and Archaeology Lab Director: Lewis A.
Owen Full sample preparation and measurement facilities for luminescence dating are available in the Department of Geology.