The Astromaterials Discipline Working Group (ADWG) is a group of experts from across Canada that provides feedback on the Canadian Space Agency space exploration program, and community recommendations in the area of astromaterials curation and research. It succeeds the meteorites aspect of MIAC (formerly Meteorite and Impacts Advisory Committee).
Graham is a professional geologist and mineralogist, with a "day job" in mineral exploration and a long-standing interest in meteorites, which was kindled by interaction with fellow students in England in the late 1970s. He undertakes to identify meteorites and "meteorwrongs" for visitors both physical and virtual, and has classified a number of meteorites, mostly chondrites, from Canada and elsewhere.
Atomic absorption spectrophotometer (water and rock analysis)
Nos laboratoires / Our laboratories
Laser abalation ICP-MS
Image processing and quantification
Laboratoire de Géochimie des isotopes stables (http://www.geotop.ca/isotopesstables/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=en)
Microprobe: JEOL 8900
Atomic force microscope (AFM): Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscope
Contact Information (both microprobe and AFM):
Tel: (514) 398-6774
Fax: (514) 398 - 4680
Perkin Elmer Elan 6100 DRCplus ICP-MS system with CETAC ADX-500 Autodiluter system and ASX-510 Auto Sampler
Capability: Analysis of most elements in the Periodic Table in solution down to ppt
Analytical facilities- SEM, (gandolfi) powder XRD, (hopefully soon) single crystal XRD, and then any instruments at the U of T. I would like to point out that my strengths are really in links to the synchrotron and to neutron facilities. I can use neutrons for diffraction, H/D substitution etc. Synchrotron- high P mineralogy, micro-XRD etc.
Tel: (416) 978-0278
Fax: (416) 978-3938