Open University Uranium-Series Laboratory  
Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK  

Laboratory Pictures
 
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Picotrace Clean-Air Workstation. Hepa-filtered air enters the cabinet through a mesh on the left and is extracted through a mesh on the right. Air velocity is adjusted to maintain laminar flow. Electrical and control connections to hotplates are fully sealed.
     

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Clean Air Workstation next to clean-air work bench with forward laminar flow. Laboratory air is also supplied through the ceiling mesh and extracted at floor level. All electical, control and safety circuits are within the fully closed and ventilated box.
     

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Nu Instruments Multicollector, Plasma-Ionisation Mass Spectrometer with variable 'zoom' ion optics, deceleration lens and ion counting for optimal sensitivity of 234U and 230Th analysis.
   

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MAT262 collectors. Flightube is just visible on the left, motordrive for 6 Faraday collectors is in front of the flight tube. RPQ is wrapped in heating tape, pre-amplifiers are below it on the orange base.
     

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Savillex sub-boiling distillation vessels and Picotrace cupola for the purification of concentrated acids.
     
   
     
   
     
   
     

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Last updated: December 23, 2011 11:32