Textural study of rocks and minerals using electron microscopy.
Sample-preparation service for electron microscopy with an SEM-EDS energy analyser
Electron microscopy is used in all fields of geology to study rock textures, diagenesis and mineralogy. This method is also used in micropaleontology.
To analyse the samples, they must be previously coated with a thin carbon layer or a metal, such as gold, so that the sample becomes conductive.
Semi-quantitative wavelength-dispersion analysis
The X radiation spectrum emitted by minerals subjected to electronic excitation is used for semi-quantitative chemical analysis by wavelength-dispersion spectrometry.