Fission Track Laboratory

UP - University of Potsdam
last updated: July 19, 2023

About the Laboratory

Fission Track Laboratory

UP - University of Potsdam
@ General Geology
This Laboratory is part of:


  • Tbd
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The lab is equipped with a Leica DMR microscope with a drawing tube, a Kinetek computer-driven stage, a Calcomp digitizing tablet, and FT Stage software. A video camera is mounted on the triaxial head of the microscope, allowing a group of people to observe a slide simultaneously. At present, we are only analyzing apatites. However, we plan on analyzing zircons in the future.


Analytical Methods

  • Fission Track, Fission Track Method

Laboratory Keywords

  • Apatite Fission Track Analysis (AFT)
  • Zircon Fission Track Analysis (ZFT)