(The University of Oklahoma
Electron Microprobe Laboratory
Facility for microanalysis of solid materials
100 East Boyd Street,
This facility is available to students, faculty, and industry professionals for research that requires rapid, non-destructive microanalysis of solid samples. The facility is based upon a fully computer-automated CAMECA SX100 electron probe micro-analyzer that is equipped with five wavelength-dispersive x-ray spectrometers, integrated energy-dispersive x-ray analyzer, standard SEM imaging capabilities, and cathodoluminescence detector. A full-time staff is available to conduct analyses and for consultation or instruction.
Electron microbeam techniques are extremely VERSATILE, permitting:
Essentially any solid material that is stable under high vacuum can be analyzed and/or imaged with the microprobe. These include, but are not limited to: (1) minerals (rocks), salts, and synthetic crystals; (2) glasses and ceramics; (3) bone and shells; (4) coal and dried organic tissues; (5) metals and their corrosion products; and (6) electronic components. Thus, the electron microprobe can be applied to studies involving the composition, morphology, or abundance and distribution of phases within a wide variety of solid materials.
For more information on the OU EMPL and its capabilities, see:
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