Facilities (in progress)

Major Equipment

  • Bristol-type Piston Cylinder
  • High temperature Deltech with gaz mixing and vertical quench
  • DoE Piston Cylinder
  • High Temperature Chamber Furnace - up to 1600C

Other Equipment

  • Petrographic microscope
  • Muffle furnace
  • Vacuum oven
  • Isometh saw
  • Minimet Polisher/Grinder
  • Lathe (Wabeco D4000)
  • Automatic grinder
  • PUK5 arc welding + SM03 microscope
  • A&D GR202 Analytical balance
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Liquid-to-liquid recirculation system (Lytron LCS20)

Lab set-up

in progress

Other ressources

Ressources in the G&G department or on campus used by MagMaX Lab members

  • HD full thin section scan: Zeiss Axio Imager.M2m (PI: Dr. K. Ritterbush)
  • Electron microprobe lab: SX50 and SX100
  • LA-ICP-MS: Agilent 8000 (ICP-MS) equipped with a Photon Analyte Excite 193 nm wavelength (Laser) (PI: Dr. D. Fernandez)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopes: NanoFab


  • Lab Guidelines for Undergrads -
  • Thin section preparation SOP -
  • Grain mounts SOP -
  • Synthetic starting material preparation SOP -


Dr Sarah Lambart
Geology and Geophysics, Frederick Albert Sutton Building
115 S 1460 E, Room 409
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0102