Sample preparation facilities in Geosciences
The research infrastructure at the Dept. of Geosciences has a range of several advanced instruments. Geological samples have to be pretreated and prepared before they can be analysed in the instruments. Here you will find a list of the most important joint facilities which our staff use in making the samples ready for analysis in the laboratories.
Geological samples to be analysed in one of the advanced instruments in our labs have to be prepared in a series of different steps. Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen, UiO
Booking and prices
Our sample preparation facilities are used by staff for research and educational purposes.
Location: Sem Sælands vei 1
Tools and instruments:
- Diamond microsaw
- Two jaw crushers, one of which is reserved for samples for low-blank analysis
- Thorlag grinding and automatic polishing machine
- Steel and agate swing-mills
- Retsch percussion mill, reserved for samples for low-blank analysis
- Wilfley washing table
Description of services:
- Pretreatment and preparation of geological samples to be analysed in our labs.
Common facilities for sample preparation
Our lab technicians supervise and assist employees and students with pretreatment and preparation of geological samples to be analysed by one of our advanced instruments or microscopes. The sample preparation facilities consist of several basic tools and instruments with different responsible technicians.
Modern geological research demands high quality pretreatment and preparation of samples before analysis. Our lab staff have long experience and high competence in sample preparation for further microscopy studies and microanalysis both for research and teaching activities.
In order to minimalise the risk of sample contamination some of the sample preparation tools and instruments are restricted to use by our skilled staff at the laboratories at the Department of Geosciences or in agreement with them.