In Situ Microanalysis

In Situ Microanalysis

Laser Ablation ICP-MS

Available analysis includes:

  • Hf isotopes
  • Zircons U-Pb dating
  • Trace element mapping and imaging.
  • Split stream simultaneous analysis of Os isotopic ratios and PGE concentrations
  • Rb-Sr dating of minerals with high Rb/Sr ratios

We have a number of Laser Ablation Systems that can be attached to our various ICP-MS's, including:

- Photon Machines Excite Excimer Laser Ablation System
- Photon Analyte G2 Excimer Laser Ablation System
- Photon Machines Analyte198 Femtosecond Laser Ablation System
- Teledyne LSX 213

Specialized SEM and Electron Microprobe

Available analysis Include:
  • High-resolution quantitative and qualitative imaging in either high or low vacuum
  • EDX elemental mapping by SEM
  • WDS quantitative elemental mapping by EMPA
  • Electron backscatter diffraction analysis
  • Quantitative mineral mapping and deconvolution

FEI Field Emission SEM with Nanomin Software Package

 

FEI Field Emission SEM

Specifications
  • Typical Sample: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Field Emission
  • 5-30 kV Emission
  • Secondary Electron and Backscatter imaging
  • 2x Bruker XFlash 6|30 EDX Detectors
  • Liquid Nitrogen Condenser
LocationE5A – 11 Wally’s Walk, Room B11
Contact
Sean Murray
E-mail: Sean.Murray@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9850-6121
Location: E5A - 11 Wally's Walk, Room B11 (MUSSIL)

Zeiss EVO|MA 15 SEM with Aztec Software Package

 

Zeiss SEM

Specifications
  • Typical Sample: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Tungsten Filament
  • Backscatter and Secondary Electron Imaging
  • Oxford Instruments X-Max EDX
  • Horiba iHR320 Spectral Cathodoluminescence
LocationE5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 123
Contact
Timothy Murphy
E-mail: Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9850-8258
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204

Cameca SX 100 Electron Microprobe

 

Cemeca SX 100 Electron Microprobe

Specifications
  • Typical Sample: Polished Thin Sections, Disks, or Mounts
  • Tungsten Filament
LocationE5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 123
Contact
Timothy Murphy
E-mail: Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9850-8258
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204


Optical Spectroscopy

Available analysis Include:

  • Raman spectrometry: Non-destructive vibrational spectroscopy for phase determination
  • Infrared spectrometry and automated mapping

JR Horiba LabRAM Evolution Confocal Micro Raman Spectrometer

 Horiba LabRAM Raman 
Specification
  • Equipped with four lasers (473, 514, 638, & 735 nm wavelength)
  • SWIFT and Duoscan rapid imaging
  • >0.4 cm-1 spectral resolution
  • 1 µm spatial resoltution
  • Likam peltier element cooling stage
  • Raman probe for large samples
Location

E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 221

Contact
Timothy Murphy
E-mail: Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9850-8258
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204

Thermo Fisher Nicolet iN 10 Infrared Microscope

 Thermo Fisher Nicolet iN10 infrared microscope 
Location
E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 221
Contact
Timothy Murphy
E-mail: Timothy.D.Murphy@mq.edu.au
Phone: +61-2-9850-8258
Location: E5B - 10 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 204
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