Cosmogenic nuclide laboratories

Beryllium-10 laboratory (G3)

RSES has a dedicated HEPA-filtered clean lab for the preparation of targets for the cosmogenic nuclide beryllium-10 (and aluminium-26). The laboratory has two scrubbed fume hoods for the use of hydrofluoric and perchloric acids and a standard hood for cation/anion chromatography.

Chlorine-36 laboratory (G8)

RSES also has the only dedicated HEPA-filtered clean lab for the preparation of targets for the cosmogenic nuclide chlorine-36 in Australia. The laboratory doubles as a dark room for the preparation of silver salts. The laboratory has a scrubbed fume hood for the use of hydrofluoric acid in rock digestion.

Sample preparation laboratory (OHB B27)

The cosmogenic nuclide sample preparation laboratory is used for the initial pre-treatment of rock samples prior to digestion in the Be-10 or Cl-36 clean labs. The laboratory is equipped with a scrubbed fume hood, a standard fume hood, a multi-sample heated ultrasonic bath, and heavy-media separation equipment.

Collaboration is possible for external projects, and also for cosmogenic isotope analysis and exposure dating on a quasi-commercial or commercial basis. Please contact Tim Barrows for further details and prices.v

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