Electron Microprobe Laboratory
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - CL cathodoluminescence detector +/- spectrometer
ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EMPA electron microprobe; wavelength dispersive spectrometers
With respect to geological research, our microprobe is commonly utilized for igneous, metamorphic, and experimental petrology as well as mineral investigations and geochronology. In addition, we have conducted analyses of metals, alloys, thin films, ceramics, optical fibers, and a wide range of other materials for physics, chemistry, and material sciences. Even human teeth and archaeological material have been analyzed with our electron microprobe.
Conditions for Use:
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.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
Class demonstrations are available for K-12.
Graduate student research projects are invited.
Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available.
Outreach and service endeavors continue to be part of our mission and include tours of our facilities and talks about microscopy, analysis, and research at our lab. We have given tours to high-school students interested in science, archaeology graduate students interested in stone tool analysis, gifted and talented middle-school students, and others. In addition, our web-based remote access system allows us bring our microprobe into the classroom. Please consult the Lab Manager with specific questions or requests.