Analytical Equipment

MAT 250 Mass Spectrometer

MAT 250 Mass Spectrometer

The MAT 250 has a class-4 laser ablation source to provide sample input to the mass spectrometer. It is currently used in determinations of the oxygen isotopic composition of silicate minerals and sulfates. Such information is useful in studying the conditions under which these materials may have formed or the processes by which they may subsequently have been altered.