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Department of Earth Sciences


The Department is exceptionally well equipped for materials analysis. With its strong roots in physics, and in experimental physical science, the Department designs and builds novel instrumentation for experiment and analysis. Examples include novel high temperature presses, advanced X-ray diffractometers, prototype electron and ion probes, mass spectrometry equipment, and a whole range of highly sophisticated equipment to operate in the deep ocean.

Please use the links below to navigate through our facilities pages:

  • Laboratories
    Find information about the specialist laboratories within the Department.
  • Analytical instrumentation
    Find information about the Department's analytical instrumentation.
  • Conservation and rock storage
    Find information about the Sedgwick Museum's geological conservation laboratory in West Cambridge.
  • Workshops
    Find information about the workshop facilities within the Department.

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