A new national electron microprobe facility

  • Tomkins, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Aye, Lu (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Berry, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Boger, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Florentine, Singarayer (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gleadow, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hermann, Joerg (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McKnight, Stafford (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nutman, Allen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Neil, Hugh (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rapp, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sloggett, Robyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Webb, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Woodhead, Jonathan David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Yaxley, Greg (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Huston, David (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Precise chemical microanalysis underpins research on Earth materials. The electron microprobe (EMP) is
the main instrument to achieve this. It performs rapid quantitative analysis and element mapping on solid
materials at micron resolution. This project will establish state-of-the-art electronprobe facilities at the
Research School of Earth Sciences (ANU) and the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
It will support an impressive variety of research including experimental, igneous and metamorphic petrology,
geochronology and many others. It will foster increased collaboration between partner organisations
including universities and major geoscience institutes in the ACT, NSW and Victoria.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/15


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)