Image and Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Montana State University
Dr. Recep Avci
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) that is equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer
(EDS), back-scattered electron detector (BSE), cryogenic sample stage,
and cathodoluminescence detector (CL) with monochrometer.
Conditions for Use:
Contact the lab manager for fee information.
ICAL MSU is a user facility open to both academic and commercial use. Instrumentation is available for funded research, class demonstrations, academic visitors, and commercial use.
Samples should be clean (no fingerprints) and dry (limited moisture content, oil-free). Thumbnail-sized samples or smaller, thin sections, powders, etc. are convenient, but larger samples up to 6" diameter might be accommodated.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
Currently we are using the Roentec EDS software, including the digital imaging and Xflash mapping. Hard copies of data, including photo-quality prints of images and maps available. EDS spectra and analysis can be copied to Word documents, or output in x,y format.