PRL Laboratories

Planetary Atmospheric Science Laboratory

Planetary Sciences Division

Modelling, Instrumentation and Data Analysis for Planetary Lighting and Atmosphere

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X-ray Diffraction (XRD)

Planetary Sciences Division

The identification of crystalline phases of various materials and the quantitative phase analysis subsequent to the identification

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Interplanetary Dust Science Laboratory

Planetary Sciences Division

Modelling, Instrumentation and Data Analysis for Interplanetary Dust Science

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Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer Laboratory

Planetary Sciences Division

Determination of isotopic ratio and abundance of stable isotopes of Noble gases (He, Ne, Ar, Kr, Xe) and nitrogen in solid samples, mainly meteorites and returned samples from space missions.

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NanoSIMS (Nano Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer)

Planetary Sciences Division

Understanding stellar nucleosynthesis and evolution of the Solar system

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X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer

Planetary Sciences Division

Elemental quantification of Earth and Planetary materials

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Electron Probe Micro Analyser (EPMA)

Planetary Sciences Division

In situ elemental quantification of Earth and Planetary materials

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: Laser Ablation - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer

Planetary Sciences Division

Low level in-situ trace element determinations in most solid materials with minimal sample destruction and spatial resolutions of 5 to 150 microns. This is especially very important for planetary sample research, where sample size is tiny and amount is very small

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