NRRA analysis of hydrogen in natural garnet samples as a calibration for FTIR spectroscopy (University Bern, Group Jörg Hermann)
Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy is a frequently used technique for measuring water species in geological materials. However, the method has to be calibrated for each type of mineral or glass. We use the "standard-free" NRRA technique to analyse hydrogen depth profiles, which can then be used to calibrate methods such as FTIR or SIMS. This project is a collaboration with Prof. Jörg Hermann and Julien Reynes of the Geological Department of the University Bern.