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 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.