Ultra-clean Chemistry Laboratory


The class 100 ultra-clean chemistry laboratory designed by PicoTrace provides a metal free environment for the chemical preparation of samples with lowest analytical blanks. The lab is equipped with 6 class 10 laminar flow workbenches, Elix and Milli-Q water purification systems, Savillex DST-1000 acid distillation system, PicoTrace 's DAS pressure digestion system and hot plates.

The laboratory primarily carries out the chemical separation of Rb, Sr, Sm, Nd, Lu, Hf, U and Pb using column chromatography for high precision isotopic ratio analyses.