Our group uses the unique properties of the noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton and xenon) to understand the role that fluids and gases play in geological systems.

The noble gas abundance and isotopic composition of natural samples are determined by static sector gas-source mass spectrometers. Recent advances in multi-collector technology provide us with an unprecedented improvement in the precision and accuracy of sample isotope ratio determination, and in particular for the heavier noble gases. The Oxford laboratory currently hosts a suite of Thermo instruments and includes a Helix-MC, Helix-SFT, and Argus VI – each providing state of the art multi-collection capability for different sample types.