EPS Laboratory Status

 
 

Status: operational


Modus operandus: remote access with limited in-person presence possible as assessed on a case-by-case basis


Analyses offered: fluid and laser mode


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Anna Jung and follow the normal procedure for requesting analysis time. An up-to-date calendar is available on the website.


Training of new users: yes


Comments: COVID research is using the facility and will have priority over other uses


Website: https://www.eps.mcgill.ca/ICPLab/

EPS Lab status;

 

• Laser ablation ICP-MS facility

Status: not operational


Modus operandus: remote access.


Analyses offered: none


Access requests: not applicable


Comments: The SEM needs to be sent for repair and maintenance and is not operational at present. It will hopefully be up and running again in early January.


Website: https://groups.io/g/EPSPhenomSEM

• PhenomXL desktop SEM

Status: operational


Modus operandus: on-site instrument use with one person room occupancy at any given time


Analyses offered: EPMA and FEG-SEM


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Lang Shi for scheduling and analysis requests.


Training of new users: yes for the SEM


Comments: none


Website: http://castaing.eps.mcgill.ca/

• EPMA + FEG-SEM

Status: operational


Modus operandus: limited in-person access or sample drop-off


Analyses offered: ICP-OES and AAS solution work (requires calibration solutions)


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Isabelle Richer for access, scheduling and training


Training of new users: yes


Comments: none


Website: not applicable

• ICP-OES and AAS facility

Status: operational


Modus operandus: on-site instrument use by previously trained users with one person room occupancy at any given time


Analyses offered: Raman spectroscopy


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Lang Shi for scheduling and analysis requests.


Training of new users: no


Comments: can only be used by previously trained users at present


Website: http://castaing.eps.mcgill.ca/

• Raman microscope

Status: operational


Modus operandus: limited in-person access


Services offered: cutting and crushing of rock samples


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Isabelle Richer for access, scheduling and training


Training of new users: yes, virtual or in-person


Comments: Contact Galen Halverson with questions


Website: not applicable

Rock preparation facility

Status: operational


Modus operandus: on-site instrument use by previously trained users with one person room occupancy at any given time


Analyses offered: Carbon coating of samples for EPMA and SEM


Access requests and scheduling: Contact Lang Shi for scheduling.


Training of new users: no


Comments: none


Website: http://castaing.eps.mcgill.ca/

• Carbon coater

Status: not operational


Modus operandus: on-site instrument use with one person room occupancy at any given time


Analyses offered: Bulk powder X-ray diffraction


Access requests: Contact Christie Rowe for scheduling and analysis requests.


Training of new users: no


Comments: none


Website: eps.mcgill.ca/~crowe/xrd

• XRD