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Laboratory of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis

Detailed micro-/nano-analysis
of various types of materials

The Laboratory of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis is equipped completely for the preparation of samples for electron as well as optical microscopy.

The laboratory is focused on the investigation of topology, morphology, chemical, structural and phase composition of materials resp. on determining their crystal orientation. Many scientific-research activities take place here within the scope of the cooperation with the academic sphere and with industry.

More information:

Ing. Petr Svora, Ph.D.
+420 224 354 758
microscopy [at] uceeb [dot] cz

Information leaflet

Primary Activities of the Laboratory

  • Complete material analysis / determination of the morphology of the surface, morphology of particles and chemical composition, determination of the crystal structure of materials

  • Preparation of samples for optical and electron microscopy (the transmission one as well as the scanning one)

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the chemical composition of samples using X-ray microanalysis (EDS / WDS)

  • Determination of crystal orientation and phase composition of materials using EBSD

  • 3D model of the surface using electron microscope

  • Measuring using the polarizing microscope in direct as well as reflected light


Electron microscopy:

  • Scanning electron microscope with the Schottky cathode FEG SEM Merlin
  • Energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS)
  • Wavelength-dispersive spectrometer (WDS)
  • Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
  • Scanning transmission detector (STEM)

Light microscopy:

  • Microscope with a transfocator and the possibility of 3D imaging
  • Polarizing microscope

Complete equipment for the preparation of samples:

  • Precision dividing saw, lapping machine, automatic metallographic grinder, vacuum chamber for degassing the samples, electrolytic polisher, ionic polisher
  • Device for the application of thin layers (carbon, gold)