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Application Examples

It is possible to collect many different kinds of data from any number of different materials. The lab is used by researchers in several different fields. The list below is represents only a few of the potential applications of the instrumentation in the RIL. If you don't see your specific field or application feel free to contact the RIL Manager, with your questions.


  • Mineral analysis
  • Ore petrology
  • Microfossil morphology
  • Particulate characterization


  • Cell and tissue structure
  • Micro-organism imaging

Materials Science

  • Failure analysis/fractography
  • Wear debris monitoring
  • Surface metrology
  • Particle characterization


  • Paper analysis
  • Contaminant ID
  • Dimensional analysis (film thickness)
  • Cement
  • Metals


  • Asbestos identification
  • Lead paint analysis
  • Corrosion analysis
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