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Department Equipment

The following is a partial list of the department's equipment: 

  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer/Microanlayzer: The electron microscopy lab, which is jointly operated by the Geology and Biology Departments, contains a FEI Quanta 250 scanning electron microscope with EDS microanalyzer. This instrument is capable of imaging and chemically analyzing a variety of solid materials at magnifications up to 200,000x. We have a three room suite devoted to electron microscopy sample preparation and analysis.  
  • InnovX Alpha series X-Ray Spectroscoper
  • Niton XL3 portable X-Ray Fluorescent Spectrometer
  • Two poly-fume hoods one of which has laminar flow capabilities
  • Furnace
  • Computer lab
  • Oxford Diffraction Xcaliber Nova X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Zoom Transfer Stereoscope 
  • Total Station Electronic Surveying Instrument 
  • Bison Field Seismograph 
  • 12 Channel Seismograph 
  • Stream Table 
  • Flume 
  • Petrographic Microscopes
  • Research Petrographic Microscope 
  • Binocular Microscopes 
  • Brunton Compasses 
  • Altimeters 
  • Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collection: Thousands of museum quality pieces 
  • Map Collection: Thousands of local and worldwide geological and topographical maps
  • Chemistry Department instruments are also available for use
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