TIMS Facility

The department’s National Science Foundation-funded (NSF MRI EAR-0521266) Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) Facility is a regional center for high-precision, thermal ionization mass spectrometry that primarily serves the academic Earth & Environment community. The facility features a Thermo Finnigan Triton thermal ionization mass spectrometer and a New Wave MicroMill along with newly renovated department clean lab and sample preparation facilities. The facility also specializes in the acquisition and processing of very small samples and high-precision measurement of radiogenic and stable isotopes (e.g. Sr, Nd, Ca, Pb) from geological, oceanographic, and environmental materials.

If you are interested in using these facilities, please contact Joel Sparks or Nilotpal Ghosh.