Imaging and Analysis Lab
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
SEM scanning electron microscope
EDS energy dispersive spectrometer
EMPA electron microprobe; wavelength dispersive spectrometers
Hitachi S3400N SEM, Oxford X-Max 80 EDS, Oxford Wave 450 WDS
The lab can perform a wide range of operations typical for geology including imaging in SE/BSE and analysis of polished specimens by ED and WD spectroscopy.
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
- We are especially happy to serve the needs of geologists from smaller institutions anywhere within travel distance of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
We prefer that visitors do the work themselves at a rate of $30/hr. Lower rates may be available in some situations.
Class use has priority, otherwise first-come, first-served. Given enough lead time we can block out entire days to accommodate visitors traveling from out-of-town.
We can do simple mounts in the lab, but generally materials should be substantially prepared before coming to the lab. We can polish if necessary (at an added cost). We can C and Au coat (at an added cost). A complete set of fees and services is available at the website.
Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:
SPI 53 minerals mount, Astimex 25 metals mount, Astimex 15 REE phosphate mount, selected Smithsonian standards, locally prepared standards.
We have a full set of AZtec and INCA software, including X-mapping, stage automation, montage and features analysis software.
- 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
- Tutorials and other educational materials related to the lab are available www.geosci.ipfw.edu/sem/index.html has information about an exercise created before we installed the new instrumentation in January, 2012.