ESS425H1: Advanced Methods in the Geosciences



Theory and operation of current analytical techniques applicable to geological and environmental analysis. In each lab, group of two or three students receive instruction from an experienced analyst and acquire hands-on experience using state-of-the-art analytical equipment. Laboratory reports are worth 50% of the final grade. Techniques covered include Neutron Activation, X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray Diffraction, Electron Probe Microanalysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Gas Chromatography, Ion Chromatography, Atomic Absorption spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, other mass spectrometric techniques, Laser Raman Microscopy, measurement of household radon.

8.0 ESS credits
Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class