The ICAP spectrometer is used to analyze samples in solution for major, minor and trace elements. Students and faculty in the department use it to analyze rock and water samples. Users also include the biology and chemistry departments at Middlebury. Outside users include students and faculty from UVM, Norwich University, Dartmouth College and Hampshire College.
The machine was purchased in 1999 with funds from the Kresge Foundation. (IRIS DUO 1000 from Thermo Electron Corporation)