Material characterisation

The IGGL laboratory is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art instruments for paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic analyses. Visit for information. Photo: IGGL/UiO
Published June 28, 2019 12:43 PM

The Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory (IGGL) is a Norwegian national research infrastructure for geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and rock magnetism hosted by CEED, UiO. It provides (after application and by agreement) researchers in Norway and abroad access to state-of-the-art research facilities.

From left: The Atomic Force Microscope –Nanowizard/JPK; the white light interferometer profilometer – ContourGT/Bruker; The HADES apparatus/ ESRF /Grenoble, France. Photo: Yi Hu
Published May 24, 2019 9:47 AM

The Friction and Interface Laboratory 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.

Two robust instruments are available for analysis at the X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence labs, the Bruker D8 Advance (XRD) and the Panalytical Axios Max (XRF). Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot, UiO
Published May 14, 2019 11:16 AM

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.

The scanning electron microscope gives high resolution imaging of the smallest details of a rock surface. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot, UiO
Published May 12, 2019 10:09 AM

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) at the Dept. of Geosciences is a variable pressure FEG-SEM with dual EDS and high-resolution EBSD and cathodoluminescence (CL) system.  The SEM aids researchers and students, over a broad range of research fields: sedimentology, environmental, petroleum, structural and isotope geology, petrology, mineralogy, and micropaleontology. Services are also provided to industry and other clients when capacity is available.

The Electron Microprobe Laboratory at the Department of Geoscience, University of Oslo. Photo: Gunn Kristin Tjoflot, UiO
Published May 12, 2019 10:00 AM

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.