Welcome to the Thermochronology Lab web site at the University of Michigan.  The Thermochronology Lab was established in 2013, and provides facilities for (U-Th)/He thermochronology on a variety of accessory minerals, including apatite, sphene, monazite and zircon.  The low closure temperature of the (U-Th)/He system in these minerals makes it ideal for application to geological problems in geomorphology, surface processes, tectonics, structural geology, basin evolution, and thermal maturation.

We are always looking for new opportunities and collaborators, so please feel free to be in touch with us about projects and applications of (U-Th)/He thermochronology.