Las Vegas Isotope Science (LVIS) Laboratory
Department of Geoscience
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS ISOTOPE SCIENCE LABORATORY (LVIS Lab)

 

The Las Vegas Isotope Science Laboratory (LVIS Lab) was established in 2007, with funds from the National Science Foundation. The laboratory is equipped with state of the art stable isotope mass spectrometer and peripheral devices which include ThermoElectron Delta V Plus Mass Spectrometer, Kiel IV automated carbonate preparation device, Costech NA 2000 Elemental Analyzer, and ThermoElectron High Temperature Conversion Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA). Both the Costech NA 2000 and the TC/EA are interfaced to the mass spectrometer through the Conflo III system.

 

Analytical Capability:

The laboratory is capable of analyzing carbonate samples, organic matter, water samples for isotope and elemental analysis.

The system is configured through the ISODAT III software for a rapid automated high precision analysis of isotope ratios of 18O/16O, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, and D/H generated from a wide variety of geological and biological materials.

Other than isotope analysis the laboratory is also capable of performing analysis of % C, % N, %H, %O and %S.

Please contact us for questions on your specific analysis requirements.

 

Las Vegas Isotope Science (LVIS) Laboratory
Department of Geoscience| University of Nevada, Las Vegas |
4505 Maryland Parkway| Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010