The Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures (ALCIS) Facility is designed to support characterizations of molecular, elemental, and isotopic signatures of materials in modern and paleo-earth systems, with a focus on understanding how human activities modify natural earth processes. The facility hosts two magnetic sector isotope ratio mass spectrometers (a Thermo Scientific MAT-253 Plus and a Thermo Scientific Delta V Plus) and a variety of inlet system peripherals (i.e., high temperature conversion elemental analyzer, gas bench, Kiel Device, and GC-ISOLINK).
The facility is designed to accommodate inorganic and organic samples in a variety of forms (i.e., solids, liquids, and gases) and can offer analyses of all light isotopic systems (i.e., D/H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N. 18O/16O, 34S/32S).
Also present within the facility are numerous ancillary and supporting equipment including: Shimadzu QP2010-SE GC/MS, Thermo Scientific Dionex Accelerated Solvent Extractor (ASE) 350, New Wave Research high resolution micromilling and sampling capabilities, Sartorius and Mettler ultra/microbalance, custom online/offline gas vacuum extraction line, Elga water purification system, and numerous cold storage units.
For more information, please contact:
Brian M. Giebel, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Facility Director, Advanced Laboratory for Chemical & Isotopic Signatures