Structural and chemical analysis

The following major equipment is available at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut:

  • 1 X-ray powder micro-diffractometer
  • 1 X-ray powder diffractometer with furnace and cryostat
  • 2 automated single-crystal X-ray diffractometers
  • High-brilliance X-ray system
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction with super-bright source
  • 1 Mössbauer spectrometer (1.5 - 1300 K)
  • 3 Mössbauer microspectrometers
  • 2 FTIR spectrometers with IR microscope
  • FEG transmission electron microscope (TEM), 200 kV analytical, with EDS and PEELS
  • FEG scanning TEM, 80-200 kV analytical, with 4-SDDs EDS and post-column energy filter (EFTEM/EELS)
  • FEG scanning electron microscope (SEM) with BSE detector, EDS, EBSD and CL
  • Dual beam device, focused ion beam (FIB) and FEG SEM. In situ easy-lift manipulator,
    STEM and EDS detector, and beam deceleration option
  • 3 Micro-Raman spectrometers with ultraviolet and visible lasers
  • Tandem-multipass Fabry-Perot interferometer for Brillouin scattering spectroscopy
  • JEOL JXA-8200 electron microprobe; fully-automated with 14 crystals, 5 spectrometer configuration, EDX, capability for light elements
  • 193 nm Excimer Laser-Ablation ICP-MS
  • Water content determination by Karl-Fischer titration
  • GC/MS-MS for organic analyses
  • Confocal 3D surface measurement system