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Overview of Services

Facts About PRIME Lab


The Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab) is a dedicated research and user facility for accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). AMS is an ultra-sensitive analytical technique for measuring long-lived radionuclides. Our mission is to provide measurements of long-lived radionuclides for researchers at Purdue University, at other universities, at national laboratories, and at agencies providing measurements of environmental levels of long-lived radionuclides in the U.S. and throughout the world.
PRIME Lab facilities include the AMS system, based on a tandem electrostatic accelerator, and those laboratories needed for physical preparation of samples and the chemical separation and purification of long-lived radionuclides.

We routinely run 10Be, 14C, 26Al, 36Cl, 41Ca, and 129I. The run times for each nuclide are scheduled several months in advance; the schedule is updated regularly.
New users are welcome to browse our web pages - to obtain information about the scientific basis for the applications of these radionuclides and obtain pricing information. Users must have an ID before samples can be submitted. Returning users may login at any time with their existing ID.



Marc Caffee
Professor, Department of Physics


Darryl Granger
Professor, Department of EAPS


Nathaniel A. Lifton
Assistant Professor, EAPS and Physics


Paul Muzikar
Professor, Department of Physics



Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Register"; then select "Register using your Purdue Credentials" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Sign In"

**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

    Please contact the center manager for further information.


Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

     525 Northwestern Ave
     West Lafayette, IN 47907-2036

Links and Resources

  1. Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory


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George Jackson

Samanthi Obeyesekera

Megan Mitchell