Mr Colin MacRae operating the HyperProbe field-emission electron probe microanalyser.
CSIRO's microcharacterisation team are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories featuring unique ultra-high resolution electron microscopy and microanalysis capabilities.
28 February 2007 | Updated 14 October 2011
A large proportion of the Process Science and Engineering division's microcharacterisation facilities and services are housed at a state-of-the-art laboratory in Clayton, Victoria.
The equipment and expertise offered can provide valuable support to:
The facilities and equipment available can be used to:
A large proportion of CSIRO's microcharacterisation facilities and services are housed in Clayton, Victoria.
analyse specimen surfaces to identify elemental composition and concentration
characterise chemical composition of specimens
determine elemental speciation at parts per million levels
develop models for understanding materials at an atomic level.
The laboratory also offers access to:
a luminescence database which provides valuable data for analysing the luminescence within minerals and compounds
a large suite of microanalysis standards
sample preparation laboratories
a TelePresence system that provides registered users with remote video-enabled access to the staff and equipment at the laboratory in Clayton, Victoria.
Services and facilities
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