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Cathodoluminescence Detector

Illinois State University

Contact Information

Elizabeth King




Instrument Type

ELECTRON MICROBEAM - CL cathodoluminescence detector +/- spectrometer

Luminoscope ELM-4


Typical Use:

Characterization of mineral textures and composition

Conditions for Use:

Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel

User Fees:

Contact lab manager for information.

Instrument Priorities:

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:

standard or large thin sections, uncovered, preferably polished

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:


The ELM-4 is powered by software to maintain constant vacuum and beam conditions. We have a SPOT RT digital camera for aquiring and analyzing images of the samples.

Educational Use:

Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Undergraduate student research projects are invited.
Graduate student research projects are invited.
Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available.

Support provided by:

NSF DUE-0310865

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