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Laboratory of scanning electron microscopy

Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology

Laboratory of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) at the Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology is equipped by scanning electron microscope TESCAN Vega with attached Back-Scattered Electron (BSE), Secondary Electron (SE) and cathodoluminescence (CL) detectors. The microscope is further equipped by the Energy Dispersive Spectroscope (EDS - detector X-Max 50 from Oxford Instruments) for qualitative and quantitative microanalysis and by the Electron Back-Scattered Diffraction (EBSD, detector NordlysNano, Oxford Instruments) for analysis of full crystallographic orientation.




Booking information:

The link "Booking" leads to an application allowing to book dates at the SEM laboratory. The system allows to book the whole day only. The analytical works take place from 9 AM to 5 PM, the time after 5 PM is supposed for analyses running in automatical mode. It is possible to book dates up to 4 weeks in advance. The nearest unblocked date is 5 days in advance. Bookings of earlier dates or specific requests (e.g. booking for a part of an day) should be arranged after contacting of an operator. After submitting of your booking, you will recieve an automatical confirmation. In the case of any changes, you will be contacted by an operator.

Price list:

Service Price
Working with SEM (SE, BSE, CL imaging, EDS, EBSD) 600,- Kč / hour
Time of an operator 250,- Kč / hour
Chemical polishing 150,- Kč / piece
Carbon coating 50,- Kč / piece

Note.: 21% VAT is charged in case of works for other institutions

Laboratory address:

Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2
1st floor, door number 114

Contact person:

Mgr. Martin Racek, Ph.D.
e-mail: racek@natur.cuni.cz, upsgscan@gmail.com
tel. +420 22195 1437

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