ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS AND FACILITIES
SpectraLab offers innovative and customized solutions, as well as constantly updated techniques and methods.
This is possible thanks to the access to advanced research facilities, as the Department of Earth Science of the University of Torino and the Interdepartmental Centre for the Study of Asbestos and other Harmful Particulates "Giovanni Scansetti" (UniTo).
The optical microscope, in both reflected and transmitted polarized light, is used for mineralogical and petrographic observations and for the characterization of materials of industrial interest. Our microscopes are equipped with a HD digital camera that allows to acquire photomicrographs.
Secondary Electron Microscope & Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy
SEM-EDS is the ideal tool for morphological and chemical investigations on samples of rocks, minerals, fossils and materials of geological, technological, industrial and biological interest. This device also offers the possibility of working with variable pressure, making it a very versatile and non-destructive technique.
Scanning Probe Microscopy
X-ray fluorescence is a non-destructive analytical technique that allows to identify the composition of trace elements and to acquire maps and concentration profiles. It is used in geology, chemistry, biology, medicine, atmospheric physics, metallurgy and in the study of cultural heritage.