UMKC Dept of Geosciences

Contact Information

Dr. James Murowchick

816 235-2979

Kansas City


Instrument Type

Electron Microbeam: SEM scanning electron microscope

Electron Microbeam: EDS energy dispersive spectrometer

Electron Microbeam: CL cathodoluminescence detector +/- spectrometer

Tescan Vega 3 LMU with Bruker Quantax EDS


Chemical State Surface analysis Micro-imaging

Typical Use:

Used for low to high-magnification imaging (SE and BSE, 5-30kV), elemental analysis (EDS, Boron through Uranium), color cathodoluminescent imaging

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 Training Session (short course) is offered

User Fees:

Contact lab manager for rate information

Instrument Priorities:

  1. Teaching use
  2. UMKC Geosciences research
  3. other UMKC research
  4. non-UMKC users

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:

Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:


Have ImageJ, MS Office, and other software installed.

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:

Purchased in 2012 with NSF ILI grant

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