Regional Analytical Centre

Research Facility



Regional Analytical Centre
Saint Mary's University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

The centre provides the skill and knowledge necessary to assist all users with their needs for imaging and micro-analyses by using scanning electron microscopes (SEM), equipped with cathodoluminescence (CL), EDS, SE and BSE detectors.

Keywords:

SEM, EDS

  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services

Contacts



Sean Yang
xiang.yang@smu.ca
9024205709
Research Instrument Technician

Equipment



LEO 1450VP SEM
  • A maximum resolution up to 3.5nm at 30 kV. 
  •  Allow to mount single sample up to 200mm in diameter and 65mm thick or multiple samples. 
  • Gatan miniCL imaging system suitable for the textures analysis of geological materials and semiconductors that otherwise cannot be observed using optical microscopy or backscattered electrons. 
  • INCA X-max 80mm 2 EDS system for semi quantitative chemical analyses.

PW 2400 XRF
  • Utilize non-destructive analytical x-ray fluorescence (XRF) to determine elemental concentrations in environmental samples.
  • The analytical detection limit is 0.03% for all with the exception of Ti, P and Mn, which are 0.005%. Limits for elements found in trace amounts are (in ppm): Cr = 4, Th = 2, Co = 5, La = 5, Nd = 5, Cu = 4, Ga = 5, Rb = 2, Nb = 1, U = 1, Y = 3, Ni = 3, Sr = 5, V = 4, Pb = 3, Zr = 4, Zn = 5 and Ba = 25.

Date submitted: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 3:30 PM
Date updated: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 3:31 PM

2018-04-09T04:40:07+00:00