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Isabelle Coutand is awarded a Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant to renovate and update the Fission Track Laboratory. Renovations will begin December 2012.

A new ICP-OES Teledyne-Leeman Lab Prodigy High Dispersion ICP-OES, with halogen capabilities was installed in June 2012 and is helping to improve chemistry procedures for Cl and Be cosmogenic isotope sample preparation.

The stainess-steel ultra high vacuum (UHV) carbon extraction line was assembled by Keith Taylor who benefited from designs of Nat Lifton (now at Purdue U) and the ETZ noble gas group. The line will produce pure CO2 gas targets for accelerator mass spectrometry at ETH-Z. The first samples to be analysed in December 2012 will be for Annina Margreth's Ph.D. thesis related to the dynamics of glaciers on Baffin Island. Markus Kienast (Dalhousie Oceanography) and Greg Slater (McMaster) will also use the line for protein-specific radiocarbon measurements.

UHV 14C extraction line, Jan 20 2012 at Dalhousie Geochronology Centre