Various types of equipment are available
for meteorite research at PSU. The Geology department houses several petrographic
microscopes and has remote access to the Cameca SX100 electron microprobe
at Oregon State University.
Other large analytical e-beam instruments,
including an FEI Technai F-20 TEM/STEM and a Zeiss Sigma VP FEG SEM installed
in 2010, and a new EBSD attached to this SEM, are available at the Center
for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication (CEMN,
see equipment list) at
Meteorite researchers at PSU also use the
laser-ablation inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometer (LA-ICPMS)
at the W.M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry at Oregon State
University for in situ analyses of trace elements.
The Technai HR-TEM in the CEMN.
Prof. Melinda Hutson uses a petrographic
microscope to study a meteorite thin section.
Prof. Rick Hugo at the Zeiss Sigma
SEM, overseeing installation of the new EBSD unit (behind technician) in