Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Sediment Analysis Laboratory
Computer Mapping/Simulation Laboratory
Plant Physiology/Energetics Laboratory 
Mineral/Elemental Composition Laboratory
Materials Testing Laboratory
California Well Sample Repository 
Fab Lab 

Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory

  • Hitachi S-3400N SEM w/ automated stage, Faraday cup, nano/pico ammeter, and environmental mode option
  • Gatan Chroma live-time cathode luminescence imaging system
  • Oxford INCA 7021 energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer
  • Oxford INCA wavelength dispersive x-ray spectrometer
  • IXEF XBeam 10 mm x-ray fluorescence source
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Electron Microscopy 

Sediment Analysis Laboratory

  • UIC, Inc. Carbon Coulometer with acidifier and furnace modules for total organic and inorganic carbon analyses
  • Costech elemental analyzer for high sensitivity H, C, O, N, S abundances
  • Malvern Mastersizer laser granulomter for grain-size spectra100 nm to 2 mm dynamic grain-size range
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Chemical Reactor

Computer Mapping/Simulation Laboratory

  • Industry standard petroleum engineering and geological interpretation software
  • CMG software for reservoir simulations(hydrocarbons, steam, CO2)
  • Petra, Petrel, Kingdom Suite, ARCInfo software for geological interpretation, 3-D modelingand volumetrics 
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computer mapping

Plant Physiology Laboratory

  • Energy production/photosynthesis instrumentation
  • Drought tolerance/water conduction
  • Stem and leaf biomechanics testing
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Mineral/Elemental Composition Laboratory 

  • PANalytical Empyrean Research X-ray Diffractometer for mineral identification including clay minerals
  • Elan 6100 Series Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer with an automated carriage for multiple dissolution samples, a CETAC LSX200plus laser ablation sampler and a Parr Microwave Digester for major and trace elemental composition of solids and waters at ppt sensitivity.
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x-ray diffractometer

Materials Testing Laboratory

  • DAKE materials property testing equipmentfor stress, strain, Poisson's ratio, elasticity, rigidity, etc. up to 10,000 psi; 300 ˚F (150 ˚C 
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DAKE materials

California Well Sample Repository

  • The only facility in California providing permanent storage and public use of cores, sidewall samples, drill cuttings, outcrop samples, microfaunal slides, foundation borings, and mineral suites.
  • Extensive catalogs on thousands of California oil, gas, water and core well
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California Well Repository

Fab Lab 

  • Fab Lab is short for “Fabrication Laboratory
  • A Fab Lab is an advanced digital fabrication laboratory that consists of a suite of fabrication and rapid prototyping machines, typically including a large CNC Router (the shopbot), a 3D desktop mill and scanner, a vinyl cutter, a laser cutter,   an electronics work bench, a 3D printer and the accompanying computers and software. 
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