MITERAC - MIDWEST ISOTOPE and TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH ANALYTICAL CENTER

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Welcome to MITERAC

Antonio Simonetti and Clive R. Neal, co-PIs on a NSF-MRI equipment grant, have successfully received funding for the establishment of MITERAC, a new laboratory facility that shall expand the research endeavors of 18 researchers from 6 universities in Indiana and Michigan. This will be accomplished via the acquisition of a new multiple collector-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS), 193 nm laser ablation and microdrilling systems, and dedicated Hg analyzers. These will be combined with the existing high resolution Element 2 ICP-MS, UP213 nm laser ablation unit, and liquid chromatographic system. The new laboratory facilities and instrumentation are expected to be operational in mid-2010. The lab is under the direction of Dr. Clive R. Neal and is managed by Dr. Antonio Simonetti.

If you wish to obtain more information with regards to our facility, please visit our analytical facilities, staff, and/or publications web sites. The existing ICP-MS and future new laboratories shall be housed in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences and collaborates with the Center for Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame.

If you are interested in using our ICP-MS services, please send an email message to Dr. Antonio Simonetti.