Facilities

Analytical Facilities within VIEPS

The three VIEPS departments contain a wide range of analytical facilities that are available to outside academics, government employees, and industry for collaborative or contractural research. This page lists the main facilities and links to Facilities pages at La Trobe, Melbourne, and Monash Universities where further details may be found.

Facilities available at LaTrobe University

  • XRF & XRD Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry for analysis of radiogenic isotope ratios
  • Sample Preparation Facilities including rock crushing, mineral separation, and clean laboratories

Facilities available at Melbourne University

  • Cathodoluminescence equipment XRF & XRD facility Nu Multicollector ICP-MS for analysis of isotope ratios and trace elements Ar-Ar laboratory Flame AAS laboratory Cosmogenic isotope laboratory Thermoluminescence laboratory Fission Track laboratory Gas chromatography Electron Microprobe Ion Chromatography Fluid inclusion stage Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Sample Preparation Facilities including rock crushing, mineral separation, and clean laboratories

Facilities available at Monash University

  • Stable isotope facility High resolution ICP-MS for trace element work Hydrothermal geochemistry laboratory Fluid inclusion stage Geophysical instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation Facilities including rock crushing, mineral separation, thin section preparation and clean laboratories

For general information contact Kerry Grieser (VIEPS Administrative Officer)