The Plasma Chemistry Laboratory at CAIS is an analytical geochemistry laboratory specializing in the analysis of nutrients and elemental analysis in biological, environmental, geological, archaeological and other materials. The laboratory provides analytical services to the University System of Georgia researchers, as well as to external academic and industrial customers. The mission of the laboratory is to provide quality analytical data to researchers and to assist in preparing university students for STEM careers.
The laboratory is equipped with a Perkin Elmer 8300 ICP-OES for the analysis of nutrients and major elements. We have a class 100/1000 clean room for processing sensitive samples, and a wet-chemistry lab fitted with a digestion block, a Milestone Ethos microwave, and supplied with ultra-pure water.