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Prep Lab

Sample Preparation Tools in GERB 123A

  • LADD carbon evaporator
  • Struers LaboPol-5 sample polishing table with “automatic” arm attachment
  • Diamond polish for the LaboPol-5 table of 1µm, 6µm, and 9µm
  • Mirror plate for sandpaper polishing (1200 grit and 600 grit paper available)
  • Diamond Band Saw
  • Press (for pressed powder samples)
  • Buehler hot mounting press
  • Nikon SMZ800N stereomicroscope
  • Nikon LV100 petrographic microscope
  • Epoxy disk preparation area with all needed supplies
  • Oven
  • Dedicated computer for offline data processing
  • Epson Perfection 800 Photo for high quality scans of samples



To be trained on any of the prep lab tools, please contact Dr. Andrew Mott.