New Nu Plasma 1700 (first in Canada)

July 2, 2013

The Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR) welcomed the arrival of the Nu Plasma 1700, a high-resolution multi-collector mass spectrometer.After 45 days via sea-freight, the shipment arrived at EOAS in 11 large crates, which took 6 hours to unpack and bring into the cleanlabs.This instrument is the first of its kind in Canada, and only the fifth worldwide. The Nu Plasma 1700's large geometry, and 4.5 ton magnet, allows precise and accurate measurements even for challenging isotope systems (e.g. Fe, Cr, Si).This will open avenues for new isotopic tracer studies in the Earth, ocean, atmospheric, environmental and biological sciences, and marks a significant addition to the Department's analytical capacity.For Photos see Picasa web album.