Isotope Lab established

In January 2012 the Viking Environmental Stable Isotope Lab (VESIL) in the department of geological sciences was established with funding through the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program (Hubeny Grant EAR-1126128).  

VESIL is equipped to quantify carbon, nitrogen and sulfur stable isotopic ratios as well as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen concentrations with the new elemental analyzer/ stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer (EA/IRMS). This facility is run as a cost-center, and outside users are welcome to contact Brad Hubeny for details.