The VIEPS Ar-Ar Laboratory offers service 40Ar/39Ar geochronology for external researchers and organisations at competitive rates and with fast turnaround times (typically 9-12 months from receipt of samples).
We operate on three levels of confidentiality and collaboration, corresponding to individual client needs and budgets:
- Projects that are ‘commercial in confidence’ remain the proprietary information of the client. Our staff are bound by that confidentiality.
- ‘Commercial collaborative’ projects represent joint research between clients and Ar-Ar Laboratory researchers where projects are initiated by clients. There is an expectation that such work will lead to a scientific publication with co-authorship by the relevant Ar-Ar Laboratory collaborator/s.
- ‘Research collaborative’ projects represent joint research between partner researchers and Ar-Ar Laboratory researchers. There is an expectation that such work will lead to a scientific publication with co-authorship by the relevant Ar-Ar Laboratory collaborator/s. Depending on the research topic and the analytical requirements, significant discounts may apply.
For work undertaken at standard commercial rates, we will provide a confidential report of analyses performed and results obtained. For collaborative projects, we will prepare necessary results for publication in journals or presentation at conferences.
We are happy to discuss any research you may have and to suggest a suitable, cost-effective program to meet your needs. Please visit the resources page for more information about sample requirements and processing timeframes.
Please contact us for further information.