Sediment Lab

The Sediment lab, located on the second floor of the Geoscience R-building is equipped with facilities for preparation and analysis of sediment samples.
Equipment for sample preparation includes freeze driers, ovens, shaker tables, centrifuge, a ball mill, mortars, sieves, a sieve shaker, ultrasonic baths and sample splitters. The lab holds a selection of thinsection (transmitted light) and binocular dissecting (reflected light) light microscopes, a few equipped with cameras, for studying and picking rock, mineral and microfossil grains.

For measuring physical and geochemical properties the lab holds:
A Micromeritics AccuPyc II 1340 Gas Pycnometer for density measurements.
An AGICO multi-function spinner Kappabridge (MFK1-FA) for magnetic susceptibility/anisotropy measurements.
A Malvern Mastersizer 3000 and a Micromeritics Sedigraph 5100 for grain size measurements.
A PANalytical X’Pert Powder X-ray Diffraction System for mineral analysis.
A Nabertherm Muffle Furnace (L 15/13/P 330) for determination of organic content.
An UIC Inc. CO2 Coulometer (CM5015) for determination of calcium carbonate concentration.

The Marine geology SLAM Lab on the first floor holds additional instrumentation for sediment and core analysis, including sub-sampling facilities. 

For further information about the Sediment Lab facilities please contact:
Carina Johansson +46 (0)8 16 47 36

Helen Coxall +46 (0)8 674 78 58

Department of Geological Sciences
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden | Phone: +46 (0)8 16 20 00 | Web administrator ines.jakobsson[at]
In case of emergency call (08) 16 22 16 or (08) 16 42 00