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Zircons: application example of cathodoluminescence imaging

Webinar: Cathodoluminescence imaging for geology

Cathodoluminescence (CL) 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 also show examples of how the technique can be applied to sedimentary rocks, gemstones, and zircons. This webinar was hosted by our SPARC application specialist, Toon Coenen, and in collaboration with our Australian distributor, AXT. 


If you found this webinar interesting, perhaps you might be interested in downloading the brochure for the SPARC Compact, a SEM-CL system which is designed specifically for researchers who want to conduct fast intensity mapping with a photomulitiplier tube: 

Angle-resolved cathodoluminescenceSPARC Compact brochure