Sample Preparation

    • We maintain a number of tools for sample preparation:

 

    • Low speed saws for cutting and sectioning

 

    • Jaw crushers for pulverizing rock samples

 

    • Jar mills to grind powders down to 10 ┬Ám

 

    • Planetary mill for high energy grinding

 

    • Ovens for drying

 

    • Furnaces for ashing and phase conversion

 

    • Coating and sputtering equipment

 

    • Optical microscopes for examination

 

    • Microbalances for preparing custom standards