Mineral & Rock Physics
The Rock Deformation Lab has a number of capabilities including Bevo-Q that measures the attenuation of seismic waves in liquids, a WIGED apparatus, an NER AutoLab 1500, an ultrasonic facility, a pycnometer, a low-pressure permeameter, and other capabilities.
- Contact Nicola Tisato for details.
The Paleomagnetic Laboratory helps research the magnetic field of ancient rocks.
Equipment includes an automatic handler system created at California Institute of Technology and adapted for current research needs. Scientists and students can keep up with changes to our system by keeping in touch with the other 6 similar systems in the world and RAPID Consortium.
Portable Field Equipment
Geophysical equipment–often portable field equipment–includes a number of items: gravimeters (including a GWR superconducting gravimeter), seismometers, magnetometers, and a vibroseis seismic source. The latter is managed through the NSF facility in Civil Engineering, creates low and high frequency 3-axis shaking.
- Contact Kyle Spikes for details.