Instruments to Characterize Geological Materials
At Nanoscience Instruments, we strive to match customer needs with the right instrumentation to characterize texture, porosity, zonation, microstructure, mechanical properties and elemental analysis of geological materials.
Cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy provide insight into the texture, zonation, provenance, and other key characteristics of geological materials.
Nanoindentation or microhardness testing elucidate the mechanical properties of shale and other geological samples. Fast mapping reveals information unattainable from bulk mechanical testing.
Scanning electron microscopy shows microstructure and phase distribution. Elemental analysis with EDS can correlate this to material information.
Determine provenance, texture, growth zonation, composition, and the presence of trace elements
Fast mapping of modulus, hardness and other mechanical properties for geological materials
Scanning Electron Microscope
Correlate structure, porosity, permeability, and elemental analysis