For analysis of traditional radiogenic isotopes (Sr, Nd, Pb, Os) and “non-traditional” stable isotopes (Cu, Ca, Zn, Li and Cr) in geological materials the CGS is equipped by a couple of mass spectrometers:
Sample preparation for majority of analyses is going on in a specialized Ultratrace laboratory (USL), where the maximal accent is put on an elimination of contamination.
- MP-ICP-MS – double focusing multicollector mass spectrometer with ionization through inductively coupled plasma
- TIMS - mass spectrometer with thermal ionization from the solid state
Laboratories carry out their own research activity which is focused on the one hand on questions of igneous rocks genesis, on the other on applications of non-traditional isotopes, mainly in the environmental geochemistry. Besides, there is solved isotope problematic in a number of interdisciplinary projects, and chosen isotope analyses can be done also in a form of commercial commission.