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Department of Geological Sciences

University of Kentucky

Contact Information

David Moecher




Instrument Type

ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EMPA electron microprobe; wavelength dispersive spectrometers
FLUID ANALYSIS - Heating freezing microscope stage



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.

User Fees:

Negotiable; we ask people to at least pay what they can. Support is not necessary, but we appreciate any support available.

Instrument Priorities:

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:

We coat polished thin sections.

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

USNM silicate, oxide, carbonate, REE-phosphate; Taylor multi-element standard block.


Probe for Windows automation; digital imaging.

Educational Use:

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

Support provided by:

NSF I&F 0001322; Univ. of Kentucky Research and Graduate Studies

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