AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute
last updated: July 20, 2023

About the Laboratory


AWI - Alfred Wegener Institute
@ Geosciences / Permafrost Research
This Laboratory is part of:


  • Tbd
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The sedimentology lab at the Permafrost Research section aims to study the transport and accumulation processes of permafrost-related deposits and classify sediment sequences in general. Therefore, the following parameters are investigated: sediment structure description, grain-size distribution and mass specific magnetic susceptibility.


  • Magnetic Susceptibility Sensor
  • Laser Particle Size Analyzer

  • Binocular Microscope, Stereo Microscope
  • Centrifuge
  • Sample Divider
  • Drying Cabinet
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Ball Mill
  • Shaker
  • Sieve

Analytical Methods

  • Mass-Specific Magnetic Susceptibility

  • Grain Size Analysis, Grain Size Distribution, Laser Diffraction Analyzer, Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis, Laser Diffraction Particle Sizing Analyzer, Laser Diffractometer, Particle Size Measurement, Particle Sizing, Particle Sizing Laser Diffraction Analyzer
  • Mineral Separation
  • Drying
  • Grinding
  • Milling
  • Sieving

Laboratory Keywords

  • Horizontal and Overhead Shaker
  • Imaging Particle Analysis
  • Low-Speed Floor Model Centrifuge
  • Magnetic Susceptibility Dual Frequency Sensor
  • Mini Mill
  • Planetary Ball Mill
  • Rotary Sample Divider
  • Sonic Sifter
  • Table Centrifuge