Metals Environmental and Terrestrial Analytical Laboratory

The Metals, Environmental and Terrestrial Analytical Laboratory (METAL) is a shared-use facility available to all research staff, faculty, and students of all disciplines, within ASU, other universities, and commercial groups. Our laboratories house a collection of analytical instruments and preparative equipment for quantitative analysis supporting environmental and ecological research, among many other fields. Our instrumentation can support colorimetric/flow-injection, elemental analysis, surface area and porosity, gas phase carbon isotope analysis, ion chromatography, isotopic analysis of greenhouse gases, isotope-ratio mass spectrometry of light elements, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry analyses of much of the periodic table. We specialize in measuring radiogenic and mass-dependent metal isotopes by multi-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Staff are committed to providing the tools necessary to meet the analytical needs of researchers while creating a valuable educational experience for users. Although most users prefer to receive individualized hands-on training enabling them to perform their own analyses, complete analytical services are also available. If you are have questions about laboratory capabilities, or a project you would like to discuss, please contact Gwyneth Gordon at gwyneth.gordon@asu.edu. 

 

More Information

Visit the Metals, Environmental and Terrestrial Analytical Laboratory for details on equipment and services. 

 

Location & Hours of Operation

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Facility is available to trained users by SunCard access 24/7. Users are advised to never work alone in the lab. 

 

    

 

Leadership

Name Role Phone Email
Samrat Amin Core Director (480) 965-3483 samrat@asu.edu
Gwyneth Gordon Assistant Research Professor (480) 993-6600 Gwyneth.Gordon@asu.edu
Sarah Kempkes Laboratory Specialist (GEL) (480) 965-0770 Sarah.Kempkes@asu.edu
Natalya Zolotova Laboratory Manager (IRMS) (480) 965-8363 nzolotova@asu.edu
       
       

 

Protocols & Procedures

Click HERE to access:

  • More information about our facility and instrumentation
  • Equipment Operating Procedures
  • Best Practices
  • Sample Prep Methods
  • Calculation Tools
  • General Lab Use Protocols
  • Quality Control Guides

 

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Gwyneth Gordon
Laboratory Manager
 
(480) 993-6600
 
Gwyneth.Gordon@asu.edu
 
PSF 234
 

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