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New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory — Research & Development

NMGRL is involved with a variety of research projects (among many others):

  • volcanic hazards
  • climate change
  • plutonism
  • uplift and tectonism

NMGRL is also deeply involved with development of technology for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and noble gas mass spectrometers. Development areas include:

  • data acquisition and processing software
  • high gain resistors
  • UHV CO2 windows
  • High temperature laser furnaces