(U‑TH)/HE LABORATORY

Research Facility



(U‑TH)/HE LABORATORY
Dalhousie University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

The main aim of thermochronometry is to quantify the thermal evolution of rocks through time. Low-temperature thermochronometry – specifically (U-Th)/He dating – is now a cornerstone of geoscience investigations documenting the timing and tempo of thermal processes in the Earth’s crust, including mountain building, landscape evolution and erosion, fault slip, and mineralization. Our laboratory routinely performs (U-Th)/He dating on apatite and zircon and is currently engaged on developing the procedure for spinel (U-Th)/He. Our laboratory closely collaborates with the Fission-Track dating laboratory (Director I Coutand) which analyses the same minerals, apatite and zircon, making the Dalhousie low-temperature thermochronometry unique in Canada.

We offer (U-Th)/He analyses of apatites and zircons on the contract and collaborative basis. Please, contact Roman Kislitsyn for details.

  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Contacts



Roman Kislitsyn
roman.kislitsyn@dal.ca
9024942360
Lab Manager/Technologist
Djordje Grujic
9024942208
Professor/Lab PI

Equipment



He extraction line

Main purpose of the He line is extracting He gas from accessory minerals and quantitative analyses of it's isotopic composition.

Date submitted: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 11:33 AM
Date updated: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 12:13 PM

2018-08-30T12:13:27+00:00