BEG Associated Instruments
The Bureau of Economic Geology Microbeam laboratory capabilities include sample shaping for ion milling and SEM observation with southbay 650 diamond saw and Allied single wheel mechanical polisher. Ar-ion beam polishing is performed using cross /slop sectional and broad beam methods. This is done with Leica TIC 020 Triple Ion beam cross sectional, Lieca triple beam broad area and Gatan precision slop cutting tools.
The BEG coating instruments include a Leica EM ACE600 metal coater with tilting/rotating stage; a Ladd Vacuum 30008FT Carbon Rod Evaporator; a Gatan 682 coating system with thickness monitor (capable of coating Iridium, Gold/Palladium, Platinum, and Tungsten).