The NICER Lab at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory runs the following facilities:

  • Nu Plasma3 MC-ICP-MS

  • Nu Sapphire MC-ICP-MS

  • MARS 6 Microwave digestion system

  • Nu TIMS instrument

  • Clean Lab


Sapphire (Collision Cell) MC-ICP-MS

Low energy path with hexapole collision cell


Nu Plasma3 MC-ICP-MS

If you are interested in obtaining data from any of the routinely analyzed isotope systems in the NICER Lab or if you want to discuss potential projects please e-mail us:                    


Mars 6 Microwave digestion system


We have a Mars 6 microwave digestion apparatus for the acid digestion of rocks, plants, soils, and biological materials.

If you have questions or like to process your samples please contact Matthew Jerram (Email: m[email protected])

Clean Labs

Our state of the art metal free clean labs allows the preparation of samples in the best possible environment.

Our lab contains 6 Laminar Air Flow hoods and 2 Fume hoods, split over two rooms to avoid cross contamination. We also have 4 and 5 figure balances for sample preparation.