12.119 Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples


Class Info

Focuses on analytical facilities that are used to determine elemental and isotopic abundances in soils, rocks, minerals, and fluids. Emphasis is on isotopic ratios Sr, Nd, and Pb, whose isotopic ratios can be used for geochronology, and abundances of trace elements such as Rb, Sr, Cu, Cd, Hg, rare-earths, Pb, Th, and U. Analytical techniques include mass spectrometry, emission spectrometry, atomic absorption, neutron activation, and electron microprobe. A major lab project utilizes these techniques to address specific environmental and geologic problems.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.119 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Analytical Techniques for Studying Environmental and Geologic Samples site or on the 12.119 Stellar site.

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isotopic geochemistry anthropogenic geochemistry electron microprobe

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