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Cosmogenic nuclides have revolutionized the study of Earth giving us a way to to measure the age of landforms and the rate at which Earth erodes. Since 1994, UVM has maintained a laboratory dedicated to the preparation of samples for 10-Be, 26-Al, and 36-Cl. See a video about our work in New Zealand. Hear a VPR podcast about our work in Greenland.

NSF/UVM Community Cosmogenic Facility (CCF)

  • description of image BIG NEWS. In 2018, we became the NSF Community cosmogenic facility. Visiting students, faculty, post-docs, and researchers are developing collaborative projects with our guidance and processing their own samples with experienced mentors. Email to learn more.
  • description of image Our lab facility was designed specifically for the extraction of cosmogenic nuclides from geologic materials including rock, soil and sediment. The lab features 5 fully exhausting, polypropylene laminar flow fume hoods and separate sub-labs for meteoric and in-situ samples.
  • description of imagePeople make the lab. Since 1994, the UVM cosmogenic laboratory has served graduate students at both the MS and PhD level from both UVM and elsewhere. We have hosted post-doctoral researchers as well as collaborators and run samples from around the world.
  • description of imageReproducible lab methods are key to sucessful sample processing. We have developed our own methods as well as adapted those of others. All are freely available for downloading.
  • description of image We are involved in projects all over the world. Short project summaries tell you more about what we have done, provide photographs, and provide links to relevant publications.
  • description of image A list of publications authored by people working in the UVM cosmogenic laboratory and using UVM cosmogenic data is available.

To see what we are up to, follow us on Instagram at uvmcosmolab.

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