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Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility

  • Manufacturer: Tescan
  • Model: TIMA GM
  • Year: 2015
  • Building: 301
  • Room: 009 (via 020)

The Tescan Integrated Mineral Analyzer (TIMA) is an SEM-based automated mineralogy solution. TIMA measures mineral abundance, size by size liberation, mineral association and grain size automatically on multiple samples of grain mounts, thin sections or polished sections. Applications include ore characterisation, remediation and the search for precious metals and rare earth elements.

  • High resolution field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM)
  • Four fully integrated energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) detectors allow unprecedented acquisition speeds for fully automated data collection
  • Modal, liberation or bright phase search modes for automated data acquisition
  • RGB colour cathodoluminescence (CL) detector
  • SE and BSE detectors

Contact: MMF