Aberdeen Centre for Electron Microscopy, Analysis and Characterisation (ACEMAC) is based around a Carl Zeiss GeminiSEM 300 – high resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with SE (secondary electron), BSE (backscattered electron) and CL (cathodoluminescence) detectors.
The GeminiSEM 300 can be operated in both high vacuum and variable pressure modes, enabling imaging of a wide variety of sample types, from steel to rocks to biological cells. The SEM is equipped with Oxford Instruments EDS (AZtec energy) and EBSD (AZtecHKL) analytical systems. Mineral, chemical, and EBSD mapping is routine. Analysis can be integrated with onsite CT analysis of rock cores. The facility is supported by a full time highly experienced technician. www.abdn.ac.uk/acemac
ACEMAC provides world class microscopy facilities for a range of material from rock to biological samples.
The facility is based on the main Aberdeen University campus and use can be integrated with onsite CT analysis of rock cores (see associated facility bid) and our rock physics and geomechanics lab