Electron Microprobe Laboratory
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Capabilities for Analyses and Imaging

  • Quantitative analyses from Z = 4 (Be) to 92 (U) uranium
  • Special capabilities for quantitative analysis of light elements, Z = 4 (Be) to Z= 8 (O)
  • Capability for high resolution elemental mapping and trace element analysis at low concentrations (generally to 100’s of ppm)
  • High speed back scattered electron (BSE) imaging
  • Transmitted and reflected light imaging
  • Automated calibration and analysis
  • Wide range of in-house calibration standards for quantitative analyses of silicates, sulfides, carbonates, oxides, alloys
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