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Paleomagnetic laboratory: A recent addition to NIO’s infrastructure
NIO recently developed a Paleomagnetic laboratory for making analysis of data pertaining to magnetic stratigraphy and
environmental magnetism. The researchers use the magnetic data together with geochemistry and/or sedimentology data for meaningful geological interpretation. The magnetic measurements are rapid and are of non-destructive in nature and can be carried out with minimal sample preparation. This laboratory facility now available within the institute is expected to be used frequently for detailed magnetic measurements of the sediment cores for understanding depositional environment and authigenic mineralization. .
The laboratory is equipped with sophisticated instruments like Spinner Magnetometer, Alternating Field Demagnetizer (AFD) with ARM attachment, MS2B Dual Frequency Susceptibility Meter, Pulse Magnetiser, and MS2 Temperature Susceptibility System. Prior to the establishment of this laboratory, the researchers of NIO had to go to
other laboratory (IIG) for their work where such facilities are available. Now the facility would accelerate the analytical processes. Researchers working on sedimentology and gas hydrates related projects are likely to use this facility to its maximum. It is at present limited to the users within NIO, since there are several samples queued up for analysis, and possibly for students doing their projects at NIO. However, if any user in other Institute/university really needs a support, they can still contact Dr. Pawan Dewangan (email: email@example.com) or Dr. Pratima Kessarkar (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) with their requirements.
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