Laboratories and Equipments
The SIF is housed in three rooms : one is dedicated to analyses on the IRMSs, two are used for to sample preparation. Two other rooms are shared for common activities (freeze-drying, centrifugation).
The SIF can be used by any personnel of LIENSs or other organization, provided that SIF functioning rules are agreed by signing its policy document.
The following preparation equipments are available to SIF users :
• -20°C freezer
• -80°C freezer Cryonext
• Weighing balance (± 0,01 mg)
• Microbalance Sartorius M5 (± 1 μg)
• Ball mill Retsch M400
• Muffle furnace
• Drying ovens
• Freeze-dryer Christ Alpha 1-4
• Rotary agitators
• Centrifuge Thermo CR4i
• Dry baths
All of these equipments, as the work stations, must first be booked using the online system.
Sophisticated equipments (IRMSs and their peripherals) can only be used by qualified persons, after training by the SIF personnel.
These equipments include :
An IRMS Thermo Scientific Delta V Advantage
with a ConFlo IV interface, and to diverse peripherals :
- Elemental Analyzer Flash EA 1112
with a Costech Zero Blank autosampler and automatic individual sample dilution SmartEA
- GC Thermo Scientific Trace Ultra / Isolink
with a TriPlus autosampler
- Thermochemical Analyzer Thermo Scientific TC/EA
with autosamplers for solid and liquid samples
Micro extraction line for carbonates,
An IRMS Thermo Scientific Delta V Plus
fitted with a ConFlo IV interface hooked to an
Analyzer Flash 2000.
A detailled description of these equipments can be downloaded here.