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Experimental Petrology Laboratory

The Experimental Petrology Laboratory at the University of Tennessee is equipped with two 150-ton Rockland Research piston cylinder apparatuses (directed by Dygert) and three Deltech one-atmosphere gas mixing furnaces (directed by Professor Molly McCanta). In-house analytical resources include a Phenom benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), a Rigaku X-ray Diffractometer (XRD), a Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) and a Cameca SX-100 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA). A sister laboratory with Laser Ablation Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-Q-ICP-MS) and Multicollector Mass Spectrometry is planned.

The presses, electronics and hydraulic pumps on the 5th floor of Strong Hall. Chilled water is ported through the wall from an accessway minimizing noise in the lab.

Professor McCanta’s Deltech gas mixing furnaces.

Phenom benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope.

Cameca SX-100 Electron Microprobe.