This laboratory studies the formation and early differentiation of the terrestrial planets, the chemical evolution of Earth's crust-mantle system, and Earth systems. Available equipment includes multiple mass spectrometers and an electron microprobe.
The Harvard Noble Gas Laboratory is capable of measuring all the noble gases, from He to Xe. The analytical facilities can tackle a variety of scientific applications that require high productivity, high precision, and ultra low blanks.
The Shock Compression Laboratory at Harvard conducts laboratory-based exploration of the solar system by performing impact experiments on planetary materials under the pressures and temperatures of natural collision events.
The Langmuir group occupies 3,000 square feet of newly refurbished lab space where sample preparation and digestion are performed for trace element and isotope analyses. The space also houses a Thermo Electron X-Series ICP-MS, New Wave 213nm UV Laser, and Beckman SMI III DCP Spectrometer.