On June 23, 2017, the Isotopia lab was officially openend! This event was celebrated by key personell from Monash, Uni Melbourne and ThermoFisher Scientific.
From the media release:
" The new Monash Isotopia Laboratory is a World-class research facility in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (SEAE). Featuring four state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and two coupled laser ablation systems, the 2-Mio $ facility provides high precision analyses of atomic mass ratios of elements and their concentrations in a wide range of natural and synthetic materials down to the micron-scale. Small variations in elements and their isotopes allow Earth Scientists to study events that have happened a long time ago, often hundreds of millions of years, or trace processes that otherwise are totally invisible. Researchers using this facility will be able to provide new insights into the formation of our planet, the history of oceans and the continents, past and present oceans and our eminent environment. The spectrum of research ranges from early solar system sciences, geo-chronology and crustal evolution over water and climate research to economic geology and ore deposit formation. With the new facility within the Clayton Analytical Precinct, the SEAE will form a strong scientific hub for research and industry partners from Australia and abroad.