Thermochronology Laboratory
for Low Temperature (U-Th)/Helium Dating
Department of Neotectonics and Thermochronology
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the ASCR, v.v.i.

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  • Newly reconstructed state of the art mineral separation laboratories
  • New optical microscope laboratory for sample selection
  • Fully automated AlphachronTM (ASI Instruments) noble gas extraction line with diffusion cell (including a diode laser system and a Pfeiffer Vacuum quadrupol mass spectrometer
  • Newly reconstructed chemical digestion laboratory
  • U-Th measurements are conducted at the ICP-MS facilities of the Institute for Geology, CAS