Materials Characterization Labs

Materials Characterization is central to many studies in the Earth Sciences. At Dartmouth, we have a number of facilities devoted to chemical and physical characterization of materials.

Lab Team

Contacts for information: Josh Landis or Ed Meyer

Resources

Lab Equipment

Freeze Dryer

  • A device to remove water from a sample. Please contact Josh Landis for information.
  • Location: 219 Fairchild

Surface Area Analyzer (BET)

  • Measures the surface area of sediment or mineral grains. Please contact Josh Landis for information.
  • Location: 217 Fairchild

Colter Counter

  • A particle size analyzer. Please contact Anthony Faiia or Josh Landis for information.

ICP-OES

  • A inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer to quantify elemental abundance. Please contact Josh Landis for information.
  • Location: 217 Steele

X-Ray Diffractometer

  • A device to identify minerals and mineral structure. Please contact Ed Meyer for information.
  • Location: 219B Fairchild

Sample Digestion Apparatus

  • A Pico Trace high P/T apparatus, Anton Parr high pressure asher, microwave digester and aluminum block used to digest rock and soil samples. Please contact Josh Landis or Ed Meyer for information.

Ge Detectors

  • Devices used to measure short lived radio nuclides. Please contact Josh Landis for information.
  • Location: Fairchild Basement