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The 193 nm Excimer laser system is a world leading microanalytical technique for in-situ geochemical measurements of a large variety of geological samples. Our newly-acquired system is designed and in-house customised for measurements of trace metals in biogenic carbonates with ultra-high fig1spatial resolution.


Our laser ablation system has a dedicated ICP-MS (iCap-Q Thermo®) for routing trace metal analyses and can also be connected to advanced mass spectrometers (Thermo® Element XR and Neptune Plus) for studies of isotope systems or low concentration elements.


We also have New Wave Research UP213 Nd:YAG laser ablation instrument that is connected to  Perkin Elmer ICPMS. For more information follow this link




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International team head to Papua New Guinea to measure volcanic carbon degassing

Sep 01, 2016

An international team of scientists is traveling to the islands of Papua New Guinea this September to study degassing from active volcanoes in remote jungles there. Some of these volcanoes are among the most active on Earth, ejecting a significant proportion of global volcanic gases into the atmosphere.

Mistaken Point - Canada's 10th geological World Heritage Site

Aug 02, 2016

The ancient rugged coastline of Mistaken Point on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula face the winds and waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It can be a difficult place to work, but nevertheless it has been a mecca for geologists for over several decades now.

An underestimated Kevan

Jul 21, 2016

Douglas Palmer on the Sedgwick Museum’s giant Pliosaurus cf. kevani in the latest edition of Geoscientist

Oesia – a new tube worm from deep Cambrian times

Jul 21, 2016

Collections up close, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

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