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Sample Preparation Facilities

The Digital Fission Track Laboratory is supported by comprehensively equipped sample preparation facilities for rock crushing, mineral separation and mount preparation. Slide mounts for analysis are prepared using epoxy mounting and diamond polishing prior to controlled etching. For automatic fission track counting, the prepared slide mounts have a thin gold coating added in a sputter coating unit to enhance the surface reflectivity while maintaining good optical transmissivity.

 

Instruments

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Fully-equipped crushing and mineral separation laboratories

Struers Accutom-50 precision diamond cutter and grinder

Struers LaboForce-100 precision grinding/polishing machine

Struers Roto-4 dual modular grinding/polishing system