Analytical Equipment

Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry


The TIMS at NMSU is used for analyses of Sr and Nd isotopic compositions, as well as U isotope dilution analyses.

PI: Dr. Frank Ramos


Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy


LIBS analyses at NMSU are being developed for a a variety of purposes including analyses of highway materials, precious gems, anthropological samples, and various other rock samples.

PI: Dr. Nancy McMillan


X-ray Fluorescence


The XRF at NMSU is used for whole rock analyses of glass beads made in the Geochemistry lab.

PI: Dr. Nancy McMillan