Dr. Stuart N. Thomson
Department of Geosciences

University of Arizona
Contact Details
Dr. Stuart N. Thomson
Research Scientist
Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona
Gould-Simpson Building
1040 E. 4th St.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

Welcome to my new website. Hopefully it should now be fully responsive and mobile friendly...
News & Information
The University of Arizona Fission Track Laboratory offers competitive rates for undertaking apatite and zircon fission track analysis, either as part of a project collaboration, or on a contract basis.

For (U-Th)/He and/or U-Pb dating, I work in collaboration with the
Arizona Radiogenic Helium Dating Laboratory and Arizona Laserchron Center, including more specialized requests such as same-sample or detrital same-grain multi-dating.

For mineral separation services I work in partnership with Tucson-based
ZirChron LLC.

For more information please don't hesitate to
contact me.
More details are provided on my
FT Lab page.
After a few requests for full apatite fission track count and track length data (as well as apatite (U-Th)/He data) from some of my older publications where the full data are not available in the supplementary information, I have uploaded some of these data (for example from the Patagonian Andes of southern Chile) to Figshare.

Links to these data are in the
Online Data submenu under the Publications menu above, and should be suitable for import into thermal modeling software such as HeFTy and QTQt.
The University of Arizona Fission Track Laboratory is an official lab partner of the NSF AGeS-Cubed Initiative.
We have successfully hosted two previous student visitors.
If you are interested, please check out details on the
FT Lab page.
The February 1st, 2024 application deadline for AGeS-Grad has now passed, but it is never too early to start thinking about next year!
If you have arrived at my website to request some Madagascar (MAD) apatite as a U-Pb and/or T/REE reference material (as described in our 2012 G-Cubed paper "Routine low-damage apatite U-Pb dating using laser ablation multicollector ICPMS") then, unfortunately, due to popular demand I have now run out of stock of the original batch of chips characterized by ID-TIMS in that paper. We have been exploring using similar gem-rough Madagascar apatite, so check out this website for any new information. If you have any questions please contact me.

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