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Geochronology Lab

The Laboratory of Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry is a Research Support Centre (CAI) of the Complutense University of Madrid which provides isotopic compositions in radiogenic systems.

One of the most important fields of application is Geological Sciences, where the geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes is present as a tool in all areas (Geochemistry, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Economic Geology, Hydrogeology, etc..). Another major area of application is the environmental and archaeological sphere.

Products and Services

The lab deals with isotope ratios analysis by mass spectrometry in various radioactive studies (Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd and common Pb). These analyses are carried out in different geological materials (water, soil, fossils, minerals and rocks). The results can be applied either to determine the ages of materials (geochronology) or to study geological processes (isotope geochemistry).