One of the
best aspects about the sciences at Trinity is how we share instrumentation
between departments and programs. Here are few of the instruments that
the ENVS program faculty maintain:
PanAlytical X'PertPRO X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) - New as of 2011, the XRD in
combination with powerful analytical software (HighScore Plus) provides
chemists, geologists and engineers with state of the art solid phase
Milestone DMA-80 Total Mercury Analyzer (DMA-80) – Housed
in the environmental science lab, the DMA-80 analyzes solid and liquid samples
for total mercury to ppb levels.
ThermoScinetific (Dionex) Ion Chromatography (ICS-1100) – In the fall 2012 we updated the IC and auto sampler in the environmental science lab. The IC-1100 is set up for major anions: (fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, phosphate and sulfate). For cations we use the ICP-OES in the Chemistry instrumentation lab.
The Chemistry Department has an entire building full of toys that are available fpr research. A list of equipment can be found here.
AGICO JR6 Spinner Magnetometer - capable of measuring the magnetic remanence of rock specimen with a resolution up to 10-6
KLY-4S Susceptibility Meter with CS3 Furnace and CL3 Cryostat Attachments - measures magnetic susceptibility of natural samples at room temperature and anywhere from -194⁰C up to 700⁰C.
Bartington Instruments MS3 susceptibility meter with MS2B dual-frequency sensor.
ZH Instruments SM 150H and SM 150L susceptibility meters, measure magnetic susceptibility at room temperature between 125 Hz to 512 kHz.
Princeton Measurements Coorporation MicroMag
Model 3900 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM) - measures magnetic properties in magnetic fields up to 1.5 T.
Magnon International AFD300 Alternating Field
Demagnetizer - allows for sample demagnetization and ARM acquisition in
alternating foelds up to 300 mT
Sensors and Software PulseEKKO Pro Ground
Penetrating Radar - with 50 MHz, 100 MHz and 200 MHz antennas and
SandmeierReflexW interpretation software.
Geometrics Geode 24-channel seismograph - for seismic analyses of shallow subsurface structures
Nikon NPL 352 total station and various
Numerous GPS instruments
Walk-in cold storage
more sampling equipment for all sorts of dirt than one could ever imagine