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Digital Electron Microscopy Facility

Indiana University (IUPUI)

Contact Information

Keewook Yi




Instrument Type

ELECTRON MICROBEAM - SEM scanning electron microscope (including BSE, back-scattered electron detector)
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EDS energy dispersive spectrometer
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - CL cathodoluminescence detector +/- spectrometer
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EMPA electron microprobe; wavelength dispersive spectrometers
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope


Typical Use:

Conditions for Use:

Submitted samples will be analyzed on a contract basis (i.e. lab personnel will do the work).
Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel.
Visitors are invited to work in the lab to design and do the work yourself.
Training Session (short course) is offered.

User Fees:

$35 per hour without technical assistant
$100 per hour with assistant

Instrument Priorities:

No major priority of research area.

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:

For thin section analysis with WDS Electron Microprobe, we prefer 27x46mm slide or 1" diameter one.

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

Silicate, Carbonate, Glass, and REE-phosphate standards which are provided from the Smithsonian Institute.


Educational Use:

Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Class demonstrations are available for K-12.
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:

National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9871243.

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