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Supporting Equipment

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

Denton Vacuum DV-502 high-vacuum coater located in the electron microprobe lab

Carbon coater

A separate sample preparation lab with:

Hillquist thin section machine

Thin section machine

Buehler grinder/polisher with magnetic quick-change system


several rock saws for small, medium, and large samples

and polarizing light (petrographic) microscopes

Additional analyical equipment available for use includes: an atomic force microscope (AFM), Raman spectroscometer, 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. 

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Content revised 4-June-2012