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 Schrag lab uses isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) to analyze environmental samples for stable isotopic content. This research yields information about global climate change in the geologic past, which can lead to a better understanding of climate change in the future. Read more about Laboratory for Geochemical Oceanography
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 high quality 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.