Lab Facilities

Thomas T. Goforth Paleomagnetism and Paleobotany Laboratory

The paleomagnetism and paleobotany lab includes instruments for studying and curating fossil leaves and for conducting rock magnetism, paleomagnetism, and environmental magnetism studies.

Nikon SMZ 1500 zoom stereo microscope with a Nikon DS-Fi1 5-megapixel digital camera with computer controlled photography software
Beseler CS digital photo/video copy stand with lights
Sample preparation and curation area
Two-layer magnetostatic shielded room
2G cryogenic DC-SQuID magnetometer and static alternating-field (AF) device for inline rock-magnetic devices connected to ASC IM-10 impulse magnetizer (not pictured) for measuring isothermal remanence magnetization (IRM) and a Bartington MS2B susceptibility sensor and MS2 susceptibility meter
ASC controlled atmosphere thermal demagnetizer
Princeton Measurements Vibrating Sample Magnetometer (VSM)
Bartington MS2 temperature-susceptibility temperature system

Bartington MS3 susceptibility meter (image from bartington.com)