Focus on Research


Planetary Materials are those pieces of condensed matter that were leftover from the time that our solar system formed over 4.5 billion years ago. The Nine Circles's analytical lab is equipped with a ThermoFinnigan ELEMENT2 High-Resolution ICP mass spectrometer and a class 100 cleanlab. The Arizona Noble Gases Laboratory (ANGL) has been in operation at the University of Arizona since 1990. Now under the direction of Dr. Timothy Swindle, it has been very productive in the age dating of meteorites and lunar samples.