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Sample Preparation

Ancillary equipment located in the electron microprobe laboratory complex includes:

Ladd carbon evaporatorLadd carbon evaporator
SPI gold sputter coaterSPI gold sputter coater
Hillquist thin-sectioning machineHillquist thin-sectioning machine
Buehler Isomet precision low speed diamond sawBuehler Isomet precision low speed diamond saw
Buehler Vibromet II polisherBuehler Vibromet II polisher
Buehler polishing wheelsBuehler polishing wheels
Glass lapping platesGlass lapping plates

The facility also houses a Nikon CoolScan 8000 4000dpi transparency scanner with a specially adapted holder to permit the plane light and crossed polarizer scanning of petrographic thin sections.

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