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West Georgia Microscopy Center

University of West Georgia

Contact Information

Dr. Christopher Berg





Instrument Type

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

FEI Quanta 200


Surface analysis Micro-imaging

Typical Use:

The instrument is available for a variety of analysis types, including: micro-imaging using back-scatter or secondary electron techniques; major- and minor-element composition of samples using either spot analyses, line traverses, or elemental mapping of areas of interest; characterization of surface morphologies and textures.

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.

User Fees:

Contact lab manager for current rates.

Instrument Priorities:

Remote Use:

Sample Preparation:

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:


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.

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