The recently-renovated Paleomagnetism Lab houses a 2G three-axis cryogenic magnetometer, a Schonstedt spinner magnetometer, a Sapphire Instruments SI4 demagnetizer, an ASC model TD-48 thernal demagetizer, a Curie balance, and electromagnet capable of reaching 1.3 Tesla, a cryogenic magnet capable of reaching 0.6 T, and portable and laboratory drilling equipment. In addition, it houses several SI2 and SI2B susceptibility meters and a KLY-2 Kappabridge. The paleomagnetic laboratory includes a magnetically shielded room with a restfield of 200nT. All equipment is computer-operated and connected through a Window95-based LAN.
The Structure Lab houses several research optical microcopes, including a Leitz Ortholux with photographic attachments, a dedicated Zeiss U-stage microscope with computer, and facilities for real-time, microscope-based deformation experiments of analogs. In addition, a group of W95-based computers with printers, digitizer and scanner are available. A high-resolution texture goniometer using an Enraf-Nonius single-crystal device is located in the nearby X-ray Lab.
The Department has access to in-house faciltities for electron microbeam
analysis (microprobe, SEM, STEM with analytical capability), geochronologic
facilities for all major isotopic systems, and extensive geochemical facilities.
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