Supporting Equipment

The microanalytical laboratory is supported by several additional pieces of equipment. These include:

 

 

 Epson V850 pro high-resolution scanner and polarizing film for full thin section scans in plane and cross-polarized light

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Denton Vacuum DV-502 high-vacuum coater

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A separate sample preparation lab with:

Hillquist thin section machine

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Buehler grinder/polisher with magnetic quick-change system

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plus several rock saws for small, medium, and large samples, ultrasonic cleaner, and polarizing light (petrographic) microscopes.

Additional analytical equipment available for use includes: an atomic force microscope (AFM), Raman spectrometer, gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer (GC-MS), gas chromatograph (GC), high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), supercritical fluid extraction equipment, a fluorimeter, and UV/Vis spectroscopy.