High performance electron microprobe analyser optimised for the microanalysis of sulphides and heavy elements

  • Tomkins, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Brugger, Joel (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Heike (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Ehrig, Kathy (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hand, Martin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Lenehan, Claire (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Skinner, William (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Electron MicroProbes (EMP) deliver micrometer-scale quantitative chemical analyses of trace and major
    elements combined with micro-imaging. EMP are standard tools in geosciences and in the mineral
    processing industry, but have many applications in inorganic and material chemistry. The new instrument is
    equipped with 5 high-resolution X-ray spectrometers with large crystal formats, resulting in 3-fold increase in
    counting rates for heavy elements compared to earlier generation instrument. This translates to higher
    sensitivity and faster imaging. The new instrument provides new capabilities in geochronology and
    environmental applications, while increasing the capacity of the existing ageing and heavily overbooked
    Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/11


    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University