The BEG SEM lab provides micro- to nano-scale SEM image and chemical analysis of varieous materials using secondary electron, back-scattered electron, cathodoluminescence.
Imaging and X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) mapping for studies supported by the Department of Geological Sciences, the larger UT science and materials engineering community, and the industry. Non-UT users also utilize these facilities in the case of projects with strong links to ongoing BEG research. The factility maintains two "state of art" Scanning Electron Microscopes and a sample preparation laboratory that support this mission. Details of their capabilities are descripted below.