Lab Analytics

Austrian Core Facility

We host the "Austrian Core Facility for scientific core logging and scanning".
The ACF provides three core scanners for high-resolution analyses: a Geotek Multi-Sensor Core Logger, Smartcube Camera Image Scanner and COX Analytics ITRAX XRF core scanner.

For more information visit the Austrian Core Facility website   .

Malvern Mastersizer 3000

Malvern Mastersizer 3000 for grain-size analysis by laser diffraction.

LV (large volume) and MV (medium volume) input modules for wet samples. HydroSight module for visualization and quality control of the dispersion.
(link to equipment page)

An online calendar is available to schedule the use of the Malvern Mastersizer 3000. Contact Jasper Moernaut for further information.

fall cone and vane shear testing device

Fall cone and vane shear testing device (Wille Geotechnik) for obtaining undrained shear strength on sediment cores.
(link to equipment page)


Automated devices for characterizing Atterberg Limits (Wille Geotechnik): Liquid limit and plastic limit. 


Freezedryer (Zirbus VaCo5) and tools for the impregnationof soft sediments and preparation of thin sections.


Cold storage room for sediment cores.

Field Equipment

Geopulse pinger

Geopulse 3.5 kHz subbottom profiler (Pinger) mounted on a NRS cataraft for maximum versatility.
(link to equipment page)

Bob Corer

Gravity corer with hammer action (BOB-corer)

The winch

Custom-made automated winch system for gravity coring.


Earth resistivity system for multielectrode tomography (Lippmann 4point light 10W): 60 electrodes for a total array length of 600m 


Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): GSSI 3200 Multiple Low-Frequency Antenna (15-80 MHz)


PC with Kingdom
  • IHS Kingdom Suite 2022: Seismic stratigraphy and core-to-seismic integration
  • CODA GeoSurvey and Survey Engine: seismic acquisition and processing
  • ESRI ArcGIS: GIS platform
  • RES2DINVx64: 2-D Resistivity & IP inversion
  • REFLEXW: Seismic and GPR processing
  • VGStudio: 3D visualization of X-CT data 

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