XRF logging system

XRF logging system at CAGEThe researchers at CAGE have access to an Avaatech XRF core scanner and a Bruker S8 Tiger XRF spectrometer, used to measure the element composition of a variety of geological samples.

The Avaatech XRF core scanner is mainly used to measure the element composition of marine and lacustrine sediment cores from high northern latitudes to:

  • reconstruct palaeo-oceanographic changes in the Nordic Seas and around Svalbard
  • reconstruct palaeo-climatic variations on Svalbard, in Scandinavia and on Iceland
  • identify source areas of deep-sea turbidites in the Nordic Seas
  • investigate sedimentary processes and slope stability of glaciated continental margin

The Bruker S8 Tiger XRF spectrometer is mainly used to measure the element composition of magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic bedrock, as well as marine sediments from high northern latitudes to:

  • establish the origin of rocks and P-T conditions during their formation
  • analyse the element mobility related to mafic intrusions
  • analyse the metamorphic evolution of the deep crust
  • reconstruct depositional models of Permian cherts
  • reconstruct climatic changes at high northern latitudes
  • identify source areas of deep-sea turbidites in the Nordic Seas
  • investigate sedimentary processes and slope stability of glaciated continental margins

This equipment is owned by the Department of Geology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

XRF logging system at CAGE

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