Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometer and Clean Lab Facility (SPIDE2R)

Members of the SPIDE2R (Sensitive and Precise Isotopic Dating of Earth’s and Extraterrestrial Rocks) team in front of our Triton Plus mass spectrometer.

After sample processing in our ultra clean laboratory facilities this instrument is used to determine precise isotopic compositions in a range of planetary and early Earth materials to determine the timing and processes of Earth and planetary formation and differentiation. This includes understanding continent formation and stabilization, origin of the solar system, formation of ore bodies and ages of major impact events on the Earth and Moon.