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Laboratory Methods


Physical Properties

Lab Documentation

This site covers most of the physical properties measurements on sediment and rock cores. For paleomagnetic measurements on cores, see the Paleomagnetism laboratory. For downhole measurements of physical properties, see Downhole Measurements.

Physical Properties Measurement Types

MEASUREMENTSYSTEM TYPE
Core logging
Whole core multisensor track (WC-MST)ODP custom design
• Gamma ray attenuation (WC-GRA) bulk density
GEOTEK
• Magnetic susceptibility (WC-MS)
Bartington MS2C
• Natural gamma radiation (WC-NGR)
ODP custom design
P-wave velocity logger (WC-PWL)
modified GEOTEK
Split core logger AODP custom design
• Diffuse color reflectance and colorimetry
Minolta CM-2002
• Magnetic susceptibility (SC-MS)
Bartington MS2E1
• Line-scan color imaging
x
Split core logger BODP custom design
• Gamma ray attenuation (SC-GRA) bulk density
GEOTEK
P-wave velocity logger (WC-PWL)
GEOTEK
• Resistivity
x
Discrete measurements on whole core or split core
• Thermal conductivity (TC) on whole or split core
TK04 needle probe system
P-wave velocity on split core
ODP (PWS1, PWS2, PWS3)
• Shear strength on split core
ODP automated vane shear (AVS)
Measurements on extracted core samples
• Moisture and Density (MAD)
Quantachrome pycnometer
P-wave velocity on rock cubes or cylinders
ODP (PWS3)

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