Microscopy and Microanalysis Laboratory

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana St. Univ.

Contact Information

Dr. Xiaogang Xie



Baton Rouge


Instrument Type

Electron Microprobe

JEOL 733 with Geller Automation, 4 WDS spectrometers, one EDS spectrometer


Typical Use:

Conditions for Use:

User Fees:

Contact lab manager for fee information.

Instrument Priorities:

Funded research > class projects

Remote Use:

No, though the data can be quickly shared via the Internet 2 connection to the lab

Sample Preparation:

Polished thin sections or flat samples. Contact Dr. Xie for details

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

Collection of mineral and metal standards. See website for more details.


Geller automation system with ZAF correction procedures and image acquisition. See website for more details

Educational Use:

Support provided by:

LSU Board of Regents grant - upgrading of facility

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