The LVIS lab is growing

The UNLV Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry lab, which is part of the Las Vegas Isotope Science Laboratory co-managed by Matthew Lachniet, Ganqing Jiang, Arya Udry, and Shichun Huang, is growing. In the next year, we will receive a 193 nm Excimer laser ablation system (funded by NASA Planetary Major Equipment grant, PI = Arya Udry). We will also receive a Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) funded by an NSF Major Research Instrumentation grant (PIs = Shichun Huang, Matthew Lachniet, and Ganqing Jiang). This MC-ICP-MS will be the first isotopic facility for heavy elements in Nevada. The combination of a laser ablation system, an MC-ICP-MS, and the existing iCAP Qc ICP-MS will allow high precision elemental and isotopic analyses on various terrestrial, planetary and experimental materials, using both in situ and solution modes, which would support a wide range of research in the fields of Earth, environmental, (paleo)climate change, (geo)archaeology, high-pressure mineralogy, and planetary science.

This new high-precision lab is featured in the Nevada Independent, the Review Journal, the UNLV News Center, and the UNLV Scarlet & Grey journal.