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SEM/EDS lab

Smith College

Contact Information

John Brady

413-585-3953

jbrady@science.smith.edu

Northampton

MASSACHUSETTS

Instrument Type

ELECTRON MICROBEAM - SEM scanning electron microscope (including BSE, back-scattered electron detector)
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EDS energy dispersive spectrometer

JEOL 6400 SEM - Oxford ISIS EDS

Application:

Typical Use:

Standard-based spot analyses to determine mineral composition

Conditions for Use:

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

User Fees:

There is no dedicated technician, so potential users must make arrangements with Professor John Brady for assistance.

Instrument Priorities:

(1) class use
(2) student research
(3) faculty research
(4) visitors

Remote Use:

no

Sample Preparation:

Polished standard rock thin sections or samples in a 1-inch diameter cylinder (<= 1/2 inch thick)

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

Mineral standards are used.

Software:

Oxford ISIS software

Educational Use:

Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Undergraduate student research projects are invited.
Graduate student research projects are invited.


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