Stanford University

Geochronology Cluster

High resolution trace element analysis and measurement

We comprehensively examine the evolution of the Earth's crust using highly integrated geochronologic approaches conducted in a wide spectrum of analytical facilities that are all housed within the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Our highly collaborative research provides fundamental data to many disciplines throughout the geosciences, including tectonics, geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, and paleoclimatology.


Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe - Reverse Geometry

A partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and Stanford Earth

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Noble Gas Lab

The Stanford Noble Gas Laboratory produces high-quality 40Ar/39Ar & (U-Th)/He data for geochronologic & thermochronologic applications in the Earth Sciences.

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Fission track Thermochronology Lab

Fission track thermochronology and (U-Th)/He thermochronology are methods for reconstructing the time-temperature histories of rock samples in the upper 1 to 10 km of the Earth’s crust.

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