The JEOL 733 shown above is one of three JEOL 733's that we have in the department. We use the JEOL 733 as a test bed for electron microscopy technique development. Currently it is set up for Electron Backscatter Diffraction studies.
Shown above is the Denton 502A Carbon and Metal Coater. We typically coat with Carbon but we have the ability to coat with Cr, Cu, and Al as well.
Denton 502A Coater
The picture to the left shows our rather old but venerable Hillquist thin section cut-off saw and cup grinder.
Hillquist Thin Section Cut-off saw and cup grinder
Shown to the left is our Buehler brand Thin Section press used to provide reproducable epoxy thickness when bonding rock billets to frosted glass slides.
Buehler Thin Section press
The image on the left is of one of our hi quality Olympus Binocular Microscopes. This is used to determine the quality of the surface finish on our polished thin sections and grain mounts.
Olympus Binocular Microscope