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Midwest Isotope and Trace Element Research Analytical Center (MITERAC)

Antonio SimonettiClive R. Neal

Description

MITERAC is a NSF-funded facility that represents a Notre Dame-led consortium of midwest universities (Indiana State University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Ball State University, Indiana University at South Bend, Western Michigan University).

Problems we are working on

Magma movement in planetary mantles.
Climate change
Mass extinctions.
Origin, evolution and environmental impacts of large igneous provinces.
Nuclear forensics
Transport and provenance of groundwater
Forensic applications to Anthropology
Actinide Chemistry
Isotope tracing of contaminant dispersal in the environment

Facilities

One Nu Plasma II Multi-collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
One ESI 193 nm Excimer Laser Ablation system
One ESI Micro Drill
One Nu Plasma Attom High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
One New Wave 213 nm Laser Ablation system
One Thermo Finnigan Element2 High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
Two Class 1000 Clean Laboratories for sample preparation.