Characterisation Facilities

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Characterisation and sampling preparation labs

GARG possesses new state of the art facilities, with several dry and wet chemistry labs, sample preparation facility and characterisation instruments.

Characterisation Instruments

  • Southern CrOss Laser-Ablation Research InStruments (SOLARIS)

  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis

  • Portable and benchtop X-ray fluorescence Spectroscopy

  • X-Ray Diffractometer

  • Raman Spectroscopy

  • Portable gamma spectrometer

  • Low Background gamma spectrometry

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer with vapor generation system

  • High Performance Liquid chromatograph with Variable Wavelength Detector

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometers

  • Mossbauer spectroscope with cryostage

  • Particle Size Analyser with large volume sample dispersion unit

  • Portable UV/Vis spectrophotometers

Sample preparation Laboratories

  • Phytolith laboratory

  • Sample preparation laboratory (with resine preparation, polishing machine, and several saws)

  • Soils and sedimentology laboratory

  • Wet chemistry laboratory

  • Quarantine room