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New Instrumentation for PCIGR

June 2009

The PCIGR proposal led by D. Weis was approved for full funding from both the Leading Edge Fund (LEF) of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), and for the BC-KDF this year.

With the in-kind contributions, PCIGR will receive a total investment of ~$7.5 million to expand and update its geochemical analytical equipment. The centrepiece of the new proposal is a Nu 1700, a large geometry high-resolution multi-collector plasma mass spectrometer. Other cutting-edge instruments will also be acquired.

A research and development (R&D) project is also being developed with Nu Instruments Ltd. to establish a unique geochemical facility in North America that will allow for new analytical developments and integration with teaching and outreach into EOS and the ESSB.

This is all exceptionally good news that will push EOS further to the forefront of research in geochemistry.