The Electron Microprobe Analyzer (EMPA) provides in-situ qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of minerals and other solid materials at the micrometer scale. We have extensive experience in performing high-quality microanalyses for research and education at the Dept. of Geosciences, Material Sciences and other Institutes at UiO, for other Norwegian and Nordic research institutions as well as for industry clients.
The scanning electron microscope (SEM) at the department is a variable pressure FEG-SEM with dual EDS and high-resolution EBSD and cathodoluminescence (CL) system. It aids researchers and students over a range of research fields: sedimentology, environmental, petroleum, isotope- and structural geology, petrology, mineralogy, and micro-paleontology. Services are provided to industry and other when capacity.
The Flow Rig Laboratory (in Norwegian; Strømningslaben) provides experiments on water flood, liquid-liquid and liquid-gas relative permeability in situ reservoir conditions in core samples. Since 2012, the The Flow Rig Laboratory has served as a research facility for PhD research fellows and scientists at the Dept. of Geosciences, UiO. The lab is also open for routine measurements to industry clients and non-UiO organisations.
The Friction and Interface Lab is used in Earth Science to analyse rock samples, and other geo-materials, biological samples could also be analysed. The laboratory was newly upgraded in the past 3 years and interconnects with the Flow Laboratory at the Dept. of Physics. Together they provide high quality analyses for UIO researchers and external partners. The lab also provides teaching at the Dept. of Geosciences.
The Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL) is a Norwegian national research infrastructure for geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and rock magnetism hosted by CEED, UiO. The lab provides (after application and by agreement) researchers in Norway and abroad access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The lab is located at Campus Blindern (UiO), Oslo.
The X-ray labs have two advanced instruments: the X-ray diffraction (XRD) instrument and the X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) instrument. The labs serves in teaching activities and in providing analyses to research projects at the Department of Geosciences. The labs also offer services to other research departments and institutes, as well as clients from industry.