University of Houston Electron Microprobe Facility

University of Houston (link to core facilities)
https://uh.edu/research/about/core-facilities/

Contact Information

Jay Stormer or Jinny Sisson

713.893.1417

jcstormer@uh.edu

Houston

TEXAS

Instrument Type

ELECTRON MICROBEAM - EDS energy dispersive spectrometer; CL cathodoluminescence detector +/- spectrometer; EMPA electron microprobe; wavelength dispersive spectrometers

Cameca SX50

Application:

Mineral composition
Micro-imaging

Typical Use:

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

User Fees:

Contact lab manager for current rates

Instrument Priorities:

Funded research, Lab visitors, class demonstrations (e.g., mineralogy), student projects, unfunded research.

Remote Use:

No

Sample Preparation:

Polished thin sections (either rectangular or round mounts)

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:

Full set of standards for commonly analyzed minerals

Software:

SAMx operating system

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


Support provided by:

The instrument was purchased with funds from the department and University of Houston. We recently upgraded the EDS, light element crystal from OdPb to PC1, added a CL, and changed to SAMx software. This was funded by NSF grant EAR0949400.

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