Geofluids Laboratory

Researchinfrastructure: Equipment

Managing organisational unitDepartment of Geosciences and Geography
Responsible personThomas Wagner
Available to users outside UHYes
DescriptionThe Geofluids Laboratory is a new state-of-the-art facility for quantitative studies of the physical and chemical properties of fluid and melt phases that drive dynamic processes in the Earth such as plate tectonics, volcanic activity, mountain building and formation of economic mineral deposits. The facility offers access to a wide range of analytical, experimental and computational tools, which are used by research groups from the Department of Geosciences and Geography, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry and Finnish Museum of Natural History. The resarch carried out in the Geofluids Laboratory makes important contributions to one of the three strategic research focus areas of the University of Helsinki, the Structure of Matter and Materials Science.
Components of the research infrastructure1) Fluid inclusion laboratory: Leica DM2500P transmitted- and reflected-light polarization microscope, Leica DM2500P polarization microscope with Linkam THMSG-600 cooling-heating stage and Linkam TS-1400XY high-temperature stage, Olympus BX-51 infrared microscope with Linkam FTIR-600 cooling-heating stage; 2) Laser-ablation ICP-MS laboratory: Agilent 7900s quadrupole ICP-MS mass spectrometer with GeoLas Pro MV 193 nm ArF laser-ablation system; 3) Vibrational spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence laboratory: Dilor Labram II Raman microspectrometer with 488 nm and 633 nm lasers and Linkam THMSG-600 cooling-heating stage, Leica DM2700P polarization microscope with CITL Mk5 cold-cathode cathodoluminescence microscope stage, Lumic HC6-LM hot-cathode cathodoluminescence microscope; 4) Experimental hydrothermal laboratory: Fisher Heratherm forced-draft oven with custom-built titanium solubility autoclaves
P.O. Box 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
Phone+358 2941 50835

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