Because of the complexities of modern instrumentation and the details needed to describe a sample, it is not feasible for one group to have and maintain all the instruments needed. The following lists the outside facilities routinely used to further our studies.
Access to low-temperature, adiabatic, calorimeters is available through our collaboration with Brian Woodfield’s group at Brigham Young University.
Access to 2 piston-cylinder high-pressure apparatus for synthesis between 25° and 1400° C and between 5 and 25 kbars at the UC Davis Geology Department.
Access to synchrotron and neutron diffractometers can be arranged at several national facilities.
The FEI XL30-SFEG, high resolution, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) at the Materials Science Central Facilities, UC Davis.
A JEOL JEM-2500SE, High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM), a Philips CM-12 Trans-mission Electron Microscope (TEM) and the Electron Microscopy Specimen Prep Lab at the Materials Science Central Facilities, UC Davis.
400 and 500 MHz solid state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers at UC Davis.
Cameca SXC-100 electron microprobe with staff support at the UC Davis Geology Department’s Electron Microprobe Lab.
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