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.