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Equipment and Instruments

ICP-MS

 
X-Ray Diffractometry

 
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Element distribution map, showing Mg in a ankaramite (ol + cpx phyric basanite) from the Deccan province. The zoned grain is a pyroxene c. 500µm in length (the highest concentrations being shown in red).

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Cameca microprobe

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X-ray spectrum observed by means of the energy-dispersive (ED) detection system. The elements present can be identified from the positions of the peaks on the energy scale, enabling rapid mineral phases identification.

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One of our 2 Dynamic Mechanical Analysers. One of these is incorporated into an X-ray diffractometer, forming a unique instrument for studying the structural behaviour of crystalline materials as they are subjected to external stress.

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Cathodoluminescence micrograph of zoned calcite cement in thin section, Pwll y Cwm Oolite, Lower Carboniferous, Baltic Quarry, South Wales.

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Plasma emission with quartz sample introduction system

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Secondary electron micrograph of an isolated seta from a Lower Cambrian filter-feeding arthropod; the discovery of such fossils has established the presence of an active zooplankton in the earliest Palaeozoic (scale bar 10 um) ©NJ Butterfield

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IR spectra of Na-K feldspar exsolution in far-infrared region (292 K).

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Schematic layout showing the basic geometry of the Bruker IFS 113v FT-IR spectrometer optics

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Schematic layout showing the basic geometry of the Bruker IFS 66v FT-IR spectrometer optics

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Details of a He-continuous-flow cryostat

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SediGraph slide

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Main instruments for fine particle size

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Coulter Counter

Laser diffraction sizer

 
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Bottom Line

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Sortable Silt