A Cameca SX50 electron microprobe completes the trio of electron beam instruments operated by the BGS. The SX50 is equipped with three fully automated wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometers and a PGT energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis system. The instrument is routinely used for quantitative analysis of the main rock-forming minerals and accessory phases, for microchemical mapping and for automated searching for rare-phases (e.g. platinum group minerals and gold).
The electron microprobe laboratory at Keyworth play a major role in projects spanning the BGS science programme, including:
Please contact Dr David Fernandez Remolar for further information