Fluid inclusion heating/ freezing stage
LINKAM fluid inclusion lab:
heating/freezing stage, melt inclusion facility, modern image analysis and the possibility for inhouse micro-RAMAN investigations.
(coming soon - in construction)
Ultrafiltration is a method for separation of very small particles and large molecules from truely dissolved ions. It allows to analyze colloidal transport mechanisms in aqueous fluids, which is important for REE and HFSE. We use a Millipore Pellicon Ultrafiltration unit that can be equipped with filter cartridges of various cutoff sizes.
Rare earth elements are important geochemical tracers for a variety of processes. In our group we run a preconcentration routine that allows to analyze extremely low REE concentrations such as in low salinity ground and mining waters by ICP-MS. The REE patterns obtained from these waters provide information about fluid-rock interaction and fluid pathways
We have full access to the laboratories of the geochemistry section.