Earth and Planetary Sciences EMP lab
University of Tennessee
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
Primarily used for quantitative spot analysis of minerals. BSE, CL, and X-ray maps for sample textures.
Conditions for Use:
Visitors are invited to work in the lab to work with lab personnel.
Usual fee for University students/faculty is $300/day plus an additional $100 if automated overnight. Normal hours open 8-5 M-F.
Students taking EMP class have first priority. Lab visitors have higher priority than routine research. High priority projects may override all others at times.
Preferred sample is a one inch round polished section. All samples must be Carbon coated at our lab at least 1 day before analysis. Standard petrographic slides (polished) may also be used.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
A collection of Natural and Synthetic standards is available. Most elements from B-U are available.
Cameca SX100 software package on a PC platform.
Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates. Undergraduate student research projects are invited. Graduate student research projects are invited.