Chemistry Cleanrooms

Former visiting fellow Mauricio Ibañez-Mejía processes zircon samples in a laminar flow hood in the Pb lab.

After initial preparation, samples are processed in our cleanrooms.

Our cleanroom complex includes a room exclusively for low-blank work with U-Pb accessory minerals, a lab for Sr and Nd chemistry, quartz and Teflon distillation equipment for generation of ultrapure hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, and nitric acids, and a MilliQ water purification system.

A separate room houses our ovens and Parr acid digestion vessels.