Scheduling and Fees

Instrument time
If you have prepared samples and wish to schedule time on the Neptune, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please schedule instrument time at least one week in advance. If you will be a regular user of the instrument, we are happy to train you.

It is possible to submit samples to the facility for analysis. The list of isotope systems we currently analyze is listed below. We are in the process of expanding this list so it can be worthwhile to inquire about other systems. If you do not have access to a laboratory, a cost effective method is to come to laboratory at Rutgers to do the sample preparation yourself. If you have no experience of the techniques, a modest fee will be charged for training. For uranium-series isotopes contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for iron isotopes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and all other inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fees
Academic and non-profit Instrument time is $60 per hour with a minimum of 6 hours. Costs below are on a per sample basis for solutions, add another $10 if the sample is a solid (simple silicate) and requires dissolution. Blanks and appropriate standards required to be run at the same time as sample analysis are included.

Analysis Submitted Sample Accompanied Sample
Strontium $80 $35
Neodymium $110 $50
Lead $95 $40
Sr, Nd & Pb $250 $120
U-Th $400 $200
U234 $200 $60
Lithium $150

$70

Boron1 $80 $50
Molybdenum2 $200 N/A
Iron3 - -


For commercial rates, please contact the laboratory.

1Uses the micro-sublimation method. Liquids, carbonate and evaporite minerals only. Ion chromatography for silicates planned.

2 Double spike method. Solid samples must be sent as powders, not digests. Mo concentration required.

3 For prices, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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