The Analytical Side
General Philosophy of the Lab:
The stable isotope instrumentation was purchased to expand the analytical capabilities at ASU. The lab has a dual purpose to provide up to date analytical capabilities and to train users in the use of the instrumentation and
correct data processing.
Groups wishing to take advantage of these facilities should contact the lab manager to discuss the possibilities. Although fees will be charged, the facility is not a service lab in the traditional sense. Ideally, trained users will run their own samples
and process the results under the supervision of the lab manager. In this way they may get a better idea of how the instrumentation works and of the analytical details involved in
obtaining those results. With appropriate training and user interest, it should be possible to remove the "black box" effect that is common with analytical instrumentation.
updated: April 16, 2007