Geoanalytical Electron Microscopy & Spectroscopy Centre (GEMS)

The Geoanalytical Electron Microscopy & Spectroscopy Centre (GEMS) supports a range of scanning electron microscopy techniques, from SE, BSE and CL imaging, EDS and EBSD analysis, as well as Raman Spectroscopy. This state of the art facility aspires to be a UK leader in delivery of client-focused, premium quality analytical and imaging solutions for nano scale analysis. Explore some of the systems and resources they offer users below, and be sure to check out their website for full details and the most up-to-date information.

MicroscopeUpright or InvertedMultipositionCapabilitiesOther features
Carl Zeiss Sigma VP analytical SEMEDX, EBSD, low vacuum SEM, Hi-Res SE (nanoscale)Stitching/tiling, specialist equipment for high speed imaging, high-throughput
FEI Quanta 200F Environmental SEMEDX, EBSD, CL, low vacuum modeTemperature control via Peltier stage (+50 to -10oC), environmental mode (wet samples), timelapse imaging
Renishaw InVia Raman microscopeConfocal imaging, Raman spectroscopy with 514 nm & 785 nm lasers
  • AZtec software for EDX and EBSD data processing (Oxford Instruments)
  • WiRE software for Raman data processing
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