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Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and Geomorphology Research Group

The measurement of "cosmogenic" nuclides has revolutionized the study of Earth Surface processes giving us a means by which to measure the age of some landforms and the rate at which others change over time. Since 1994, UVM has maintained a laboratory dedicated to the preparation of samples for the analysis of 10-Be, 26-Al, and 36-Cl, three of the most useful cosmogenic nuclides. See a new (2010) video about our work in the lab!
  • description of image Our new 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.

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