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Geography Laboratories

Gamma Room

This air conditioned room houses germanium gamma detectors capable of measuring low-level gamma radioactivity. These detectors are used to date sediments deposited over the last 150 years. We have a total of six well detectors, three of which are J-shape detectors.


  • Ortec Gamma Well Detectors (Upright and J-shape)

Who to Contact Laboratories & Field Equipment

General Enquiries

Frank Davies
Chief Technician
0191 33441849

Eleanor Maddison
Deputy Laboratory Manager
0191 33441963

Laboratory Opening Times

Monday - Friday

08:45 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:15