A new X-ray spectrometer facility for the Victorian Institutes of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS): major and trace element characterisation of geological materials

  • Nicholls, Ian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Buick, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cas, Raymond (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hergt, Janet (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wallace, Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Woodhead, Jonathan David (Chief Investigator (CI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    The acquisition of major and trace element data for whole-rock samples remains the most fundamental requirement in any attempt to charaterize geological materials. Until 2001, the earth sciences departments of Melbourne and Monash Universities had ready access to a facility for generating such data, which is now unavailable. As a result we urgently seek a next generation instrument to provide high-quality, analytical data across a wide spectrum of earth and environmental science sub-disciplines. the faciltiy will provide benefits to many individuals from 'high-end' research to projects at Honours level, and contribute significantly to National Research Priority goals.
    Effective start/end date27/03/0631/12/06


    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University
    • Monash University