New frontier in Geoscience: A tandem trace element and isotopes facility

  • Joannes-Boyau, Renaud (Chief Investigator)
  • Schulz, Kai (Chief Investigator)
  • Bucher, Daniel (Chief Investigator)
  • Herries, Andrew (Chief Investigator)
  • Moffat, Ian (Chief Investigator)
  • Burton, Edward (Chief Investigator)
  • Grave, Peter (Chief Investigator)
  • Orange, Marie (Chief Investigator)
  • Paterson, John (Chief Investigator)
  • Westaway, KE (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Scheffers, Anja (Chief Investigator)
  • Prideaux, Gavin J. (Chief Investigator)
  • Milan, Luke (Chief Investigator)
  • Pate, Frank (Chief Investigator)
  • Geiser, Fritz (Chief Investigator)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    The project aims to integrate a multicollector mass spectrometer with the existing laser ablation laboratory at Southern Cross University to establish the first Australian facility offering tandem trace element and isotopes analysis. This will provide new methodological advancement by expanding the analytical range and obtain information otherwise inaccessible to stand-alone instruments using traditional standardisation methods. Specifically, the integration of an innovative split stream system allows precise matching of elemental concentration with isotopic ratios, crucial for microscale resolution and data accuracy. The new infrastructure will confirm Australia’s leadership role and maintain its competitive advantage in geosciences.
    Effective start/end date19/03/2031/12/20