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JEOL JXA-8600 Superprobe

Electron microprobe

The department has a JEOL JXA-8600 Superprobe (microprobe) for quantitative and qualitative determination of main elements using WDS + EDX in minerals, glass and other substances in situ. There is also an option for black/white element maps.

The microprobe can analyze specific spots on a thin section (of a rock sample) or polished samples. Specimens must be pre-coated with coal.

The most common elements for determination is Ca, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ti, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni. The microprobe is a non-destructive analysis.

4 regular thin sections can be analyzed at a time.