Bergen Geoanalytical Facility
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility consists of seven labs - ICP-MS/ICP-OES laboratory, TIMS laboratory, clean laboratory, laboratory for Raman spectrometry, X-ray laboratory, laboratory for geobiology and core scanner laboratory.
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility - BGF (formerly CEIA) was established around several existing mass spectrometry techniques at the University of Bergen and it was officially opened on September 29, 2005. The main goal of BGF is to serve fundamental and applied research in elemental and isotope geochemistry and analytical chemistry for scientists from academic and government institutions, private companies and industry. It has been initially funded by the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Research Council, subsequently also from various collaborative projects both within and outside the University.
The main expertise of the BGF is in phase, elemental and isotopic analysis of inorganic samples (geological, archaeological and environmental) but we also do analyses of organic matrices like blood serum, shells, organic-rich sediments etc.
We also make use of additional facilities for sample preparation and elemental analysis (sample homogenization, mineral separation, thin section preparation and laboratory for electron microscopy) in the Department of Earth Science at the University of Bergen. Please take a tour through the labs on this web site and see what we do.
For more information look at main webpage of BGF: http://www.geo.uib.no/bgf/
Laboratory equipped for inductively coupled plasma optical emission and mass spectrometry analyses.
Laboratory hosting a Finnigan MAT 262 thermal ionisation mass spectrometer, mainly used for standard Sr and Nd isotope determinations.
Analytical facility for Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence detection in the visual and near-infrared range.
A class 1’000 air filtered clean laboratory equipped with extraction hoods for closed system acid distillations, evaporation of HF and HCLO4 and chemical purification of target elements.
Laboratory equipped for X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Laboratory hosting a multi-sensor whole core logger system.