KPESIL - W. M. Keck Paleoenvironmental and Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory
Dr. Luis A. González, Director

Greg Cane, Laboratory Manager

The University of Kansas Stable Isotope Laboratory opened in the Fall of 2005 and moved to new space in the University of Kansas Multidisciplinary Research Building in January 2006.
The facility serves researchers applying stable isotope techniques to the study of modern and ancient processes and environments.

Instrumentation
The laboratory houses two mass spectrometers and peripherals


ThermoFinnigan MAT 253 Dual Inlet System:

This system will provide capability for the automated analysis of carbonate minerals (d18O and d13C), water samples (dD and d18O), and dissolved gases (e.g., DCI d13C).

This system will include a:
  • Dual Inlet MAT 253
  • UltraTrace GC
  • KIEL III

ThermoFinnigan MAT 253 Continuous Flow System

This system will provide capability for the automated analysis of bulk organic matter in solid and liquid samples.

This system will inlcude a:
  • Continuous Flow MAT253
  • Elemental Analyzer
  • TC/EA
  • GasBench