Laboratory Manager: Dr Andrew Thomson
The Haskel High Pressure Laboratory at UCL conducts basic research into effects of high pressure and high temperature on igneous rock/mineral/magma systems using a solid media high pressure apparatus. Areas of research include understanding the origins of mantle derived melts and minerals (silicate and non silicate, but especially carbonate systems) , and results are incoporated into undergraduate teaching courses.
Research Equipment includes:
2 x 1000 ton presses for interchangeable Walker-style multi-anvil and piston cylinder cells, with resistive heating systems and in-situ measurements of conductivity under mantle conditions.