GEOL 2502 Adv Analytical Geochemistry

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 2502
Number of Credits: 3

This course will focus on techniques used in the mineralogical, elemental, and isotopic analysis of geological and environmental samples, including inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and isotopic ratio measurement by thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS). Topics include the basics of instrument theory and operation, sample collection and preparation, and analysis and interpretation of data. Students will carry out a group research project, and present results in oral and written form. Undergraduates may enroll with permission of the instructor.Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours; variable laboratory hours.

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