The electron microprobe allows the point chemical analysis (on a µm scale) of major and minor elements of prepared samples (a flat surface is required).
In addition, the instrument provides detailed chemical maps (quantitative or qualitative) of the samples.
The applications are numerous (characterization of gems, minerals, metals), and our services have been used by many French and foreign researchers (geologists, physicists, biologists). We also respond to requests for industrial expertise, particularly in the metallurgical field.
The service is equipped with a Cameca SX 100 microprobe.
Coordination : Jessica Langlade
Scientific referent : Jean-Alix Barrat