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Institute of Earth Sciences | Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics

Institute of Earth Sciences

Digital microscopy: The digital microscopy lab contains three polarizing microscopes, all equipped with motorized stages, a binocular and a MicroDrill station. Each

Cathodoluminescence microscopy: Cathodoluminescence microscopy is used to highlight features that cannot be observed using standard transmitted or reflected 

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM): Three scanning electron microscopes are currently available at ISTE: a Zeiss Gemini 500, a Tescan Mira II LMU, and 

Electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA): The JEOL JXA-8530F HyperProbe EPMA is equipped with 5 WDS spectrometers with LIF, PET, TAP, LDE1 and LDE2 crystals ...

X-ray micro-computed tomography: X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a rapidly evolving technique originally developed in medicine for visualization of soft-tissues

X-ray diffraction: The X-ray diffraction lab is equipped with an ARL Thermo X'tra powder diffractometer. The instrument enables the characterization of materials

X-ray fluorescence icon.jpgX-ray fluorescence: X-ray florescence spectrometry is used to identify and quantify the chemical elements present in solid, powdered and liquid samples. XRF is capable of

raman laser-resize61x40.jpgRaman spectroscopy: The LabRam HR800 (HORIBA Scientific, Jobin-Yvon) is a confocal high-resolution Raman spectrometer ...

Laser ablation-ICP-MS: Mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma ion source is widely applied for the determination of elemental composition and isotope ratios ...

SwissSIMS ion probe: The Cameca IMS 1280-HR is a large radius secondary ion microprobe. Isotopes of a wide range of elements (from H to U) can be measured

NanoSIMS ion probe: The Cameca NanoSIMS N50L is a ion microprobe optimized to produce images of large chemical or isotopic variations in solid samples in which

Sediment geochemistry: Lab devoted to the chemical analysis of sediments and soils, with in particular the measurement of  their C, H, N, S and P contents 

Hydrothermal lab: The hydrothermal equipment consists of 10 vertical cold-seal pressure vessels (bombs) with split tube furnaces. The bomb consists of a cooled

Clean lab: Preparation room with a controlled level of particle contamination meeting the standard ISO 6 (class 1000). The lab is equipped with two extraction hoods

Sedimentary lab: The sedimentary lab is dedicated to the separation and the preparation of microfossils from sedimentary rock samples. This step is necessary 

HF lab: Because of its ability to dissolve oxides, hydrofluoric acid (HF) is commonly used for separating microfossils from hand specimens. The use of this very corrosive

Thin section lab: The thin section lab is aimed at preparing thin sections of rocks and minerals. The hand specimens are first sawed and grinded. Successive steps of

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Aquarium research lab: Ce laboratoire conçu sur mesure abrite des aquariums marins et d'eau douce destinés à l'élevage et à la croissance d'animaux invertébrés vivants ...


Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics

analytical-plateform.jpgAnalytical platform: From this page, you can select the type of environment you want to analyze 

geomorphology.jpgGeomorphology: The laboratory of geomorphology has mainly equipment for field geomorphological studies 

luminescence.jpgLuminescence and ESR dating laboratory: Quartz and feldspar minerals produce thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL)

organic.jpgOrganic geochemistry: The organic geochemistry lab is designed to provide the capability to develop scientific understanding of organic compounds

isotope.jpgStable isotope laboratory: The Stable isotope laboratories house a number of state-of-the-art gas source mass spectrometers and peripheral equipment

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