Lab Tour

We have been fully operational and routinely performing 40Ar/39Ar analyses since July of 1999. The image below outlines construction of the lab.

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Germination Phase: Schematic of extraction line


Juvenile Phase: Extraction line in August 1998


Adult Phase: Extraction line today


Automated laser sample chamber resting after it's first conversation with the computer through it's GPIB umbilical.


Close-up of the extraction line showing the pneumatic valve drivers.


Command console for the extraction line showing a video image of the laser tray. Holes in the copper try are approximately 1mm in diameter.