Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences | About us | Business services - consultancy and research facilities
Document Actions

Business services - consultancy and research facilities for external hire

Our academic staff offer expert consultancy and research services to industry and business.

We also offer access to labs and research facilities at competitive rates:

  • The microprobe suite consists of a Jeol8100 Superprobe with an Oxford Instrument INCA microanalytical system (EDS).
    Contact Andy Beard
  • The X-ray diffraction facility has a Philips PW 1710 pwder diffractometer and PC-APD computer software.
    Contact Steve Hirons
  • London Geochronology Centre: The thermochronometry laboratory uses fission-track, quadrupole mass-spectrometer, noble-gas spectrometer and LA-ICPMS to measure uranium fission-track, (U-Th)/He and U-Pb isotopic signatures in apatite and zircon. These data are used to constrain lithospheric evolution, especially tectonic and climate-erosion driven uplift and exhumation.
    Contact Andy Carter

The fault runs along the Messina Strait where Europe’s longest bridge has been proposed

The New Horizons probe will reach Ultima Thule - the most distant object ever explored - on 1 January and capture 50 gigabytes of data to send back to earth

Fragments from historic meteorite crash, discovered by Birkbeck geologists, were being sold on eBay.