This state-of-the-art magnetometer is designed to measure very small magnetic variations in continuous u-channel samples at 1 cm intervals. The magnetometer is equipped with three SQUIDS (Superconducting QUantum Interference Device Sensor) that are cooled to six Kelvins with a new type of (...)
An alternating gradient force magnetometer was recently installed in the laboratory. This magnetometer is used to determine the magnetic mineralogy and granulometry of the magnetic grains present in the sediments.
Princeton Measurements Corp. MicroMag model 2900 Alternating Gradient Force (...)
The Multi Sensor Core Logger (MSCL) can simultaneously measure several parameters at the same interval and at high resolution. This device can accept sediment cores from various lengths ant diameters. It also accepts whole or split cores.
Multi Sensor Core Logger from Geotek
Our MSCL is (...)
This instrument overlaps pictures of a sediment core taken from a high resolution numeric camera. The file exportation is made in .JPG for display or in .TIF for image analysis.
SmartCIS high resolution core scanenr from SmartCube.
Photograph of the base of core LJC-01 showing (...)
The laboratory has also access to a Beckman Coulter LS-13320 laser granulometer. The granulometer uses the laser diffraction to determine the grain sizes. The measured sizes vary between 0.04 to 2000 μm.
Particle and Surface Analysis (...)
This spectrophotometer can be used to quantify the color of the sediments. The reflectance is measured in the visible spectrum at 10nm interval. In addition the reflectance data can be converted to the following color spaces : HSV, LAB and XYZ.
X-Rite Digital Swatchbook DTP-22 (...)
The MSCL XCT from Geotek is a X-ray core imaging system allowing the acquisition of linear X-ray digital images from all types of cores and the 3D reconstruction of the internal structures of the core. Images can be used to identify sedimentary structures and facies before splitting the cores. (...)
The MS2WFP susceptibility/temperature system from Bartington is used in the investigation of the magnetic mineralogy for the determination of Curie temperatures.
MS2WFP Susceptibility/Temperature system from Bartington
With this bench, cores of different diameters and lengths can be cut in halves. Although the tubes are generally made of PVC, it is possible to cut some metallic tubes by changing the cutting blades. From half cores, we can :
- Photograph the sediment with the SmartCIS core scanner