Experimental Planetary Sciences Lab

Thematic group : DIP
Scientific leader : Frédéric Bejina
Technical leader : Pascal Munsch

The Experimental Planetary Sciences Lab brings together a variety of laboratory experiments capable of recreating the conditions encountered on the surface and inside the rocky bodies of the solar system.
As a whole, this instrumental park allows a better understanding of the physico-chemical processes taking place in these planetary objects.  


  • Annealing furnaces (1 atm.)
  • Centrifugal furnace
  • Induction furnace
  • Controlled atmosphere furnaces
  • Piston-cylinder press
  • Creep apparatus (controlled atmosphere)
  • Hydrothermal reactors
  • Anoxic glove box
  • Spectral imager