Slamlab – The Sediment (Lake and Marine) Laboratory
The Sediment (Lake and Marine) Laboratory or SLAM Lab (slam means mud, silt or ooze in Swedish) is specialized for the analysis of marine and lake sediment sequences. This laboratory was renovated during the autumn of 2014 and currently houses:
– An Itrax XRF core scanner
– A Geotek Multi Sensor Core Logger
– A Thermal constants analyser (Hot Disk®, TPS500)
– A fully automated consolidation and triaxial system manufactured by Geocomp capable of performing triaxial stress path; incremental and constant rate of strain consolidation; unconfined compression; and low gradient permeability testing of sediments.
– An AGICO multi-function spinner Kappabridge (MFK1-FA)
– A Micromeritics® helium displacement pycnometer (ACCUPYC II 1340)
– A fall cone apparatus and motorised vane shear for sediment strength testing
– Sub-sampling facilities
We also have access to core splitting equipment and a cold room for core storage.
You are welcome to come and analyse your cores at the SLAM Lab. The SLAM Lab is located in R117 of the Geohus building. Further information on how to get here.
If you have any questions about the SLAM Lab you are welcome to contact us:
Matt O’Regan (Physical properties)
Malin Kylander (Geochemical properties)