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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