In the Summer of 2013, renovations were completed on our new organic geochemistry facility at WHOI. Below is a description of our instrument "family."
Bodhisattva Bluefish, aka "Bodhi" Thermo Finnigan Delta V Plus
Bodhi is equipped with everything we need to analyze bulk and compound-specific isotopes: a Conflo IV, Trace 1310 GC, RSH autosampler, GC Isolink, and Costech Elemental Analyzer.
Razor Clam, aka "Rad Raz" Thermo Trace 1310 ISQ Quadrupole GC-MS
Raz is perfect for analyzing single ions, known unknowns, unknown unknowns, and that pesky contaminant in your sample with his autosampler, PTV injector, and ISQ mass spectrometer.
Quahog, aka "Stuffie," Agilent 6120 Quadrupole LC-MS
Quahog is set up to run GDGTs. She has an Agilent 1260 LC, with a binary pump, 6-port/2-position valve, autosampler, and a thermostatted column compartment
Raw Bar, Thermo Trace 1310 GC-FID
Raw bar is barebones: just an autosampler, a PTV injector, a GC, and an FID detector. Perfect for alkenone analysis or quantification of known compounds.
Thermo Dionex Accelerated Solvent Extractor 350
Essentially just a giant espresso maker, the ASE is industry standard for extracting lipids from a lot of sediment samples fast.