Facilities

Below you'll find links to the experimental and analytical labs located within Brown University's Department of Geological Sciences. In addition to the experimental facilities, the Geological Sciences department has several rock & mineral, thin-section, and slide-preparation labs, including various optical and petrographic microscopes with imaging capabilities.


Piston Cylinder Lab | GC 004

Melt migration and interactions within a heterogeneous mantle

Trace element partitioning and lunar petrology/geochemistry


Experimental Petrology Lab | GC 010

Deep volatile cycles of the Earth and chemical heterogeneity of the mantle

Origin and evolution of the planets and Moon


Rock Deformation Lab | GC 012

Deformation associated with plate tectonics

Origin and mechanics of earthquakes and faulting


Rock & Mineral Physics Lab | GC 026






Electron Microprobe Lab | GC 027