SPARC: Cathodoluminescence Imaging for Geology – Webinar

October 24, 2017 | News Type: Technology:

Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful tool for the micro-characterization of rocks and minerals, providing unique contrasts complementary to other electron microscopy-based techniques, such as backscattered electron imaging and energy/wavelength dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. In this webinar, we discuss the physical background of CL emission in rocks, sample preparation, and the typical CL workflow. We show examples of how the technique can be applied to sedimentary rocks, gemstones, and zircons.