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!
- 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.
- People 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.
- Reproducible 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.
- 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.
- A list of publications authored by people working in the UVM cosmogenic laboratory and using UVM cosmogenic data is available.
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