2024. June 14., Friday


Petrography Lab

The Petrography Lab is able to perform mineralogical and microtextural analyses of different solid samples including rocks, minerals, sediments, soils, archaeological artefacts, artificial silicate products and other industrial materials. Standard procedures operate on prepared samples as standard thin sections, polished thin sections and slabs, separated minerals or aggregates, broken or etched non-planar surface specimens. On unique, sensitive specimens non-destructive methods are available as well. We have facilities in the field of optical and electron microscopy, phase analyses, petrographic image analysis and fluid inclusion investigation techniques.


  • Olympus SZX7 binocular microscope
  • Olympus BX41 equipped with UV epifluorescence unit and Nikon Microphot FXA petrographic microscopes
  • Olympus DP73 and UC30 digital cameras
  • Linkam THMSG-600 heating-freezing stage and THM controller unit
  • Reliotron VII cold-cathode cathodoluminescence microscope (CL)
  • OceanOptics USB2000 VIS-NIR spectrometer
  • QUEPRO UV-VIS spectrometer
  • Mitutoyo PJ-H3000F Profile Protector
  • Softwares for Petrographic Image Analysis (PIA)
  • THERMO DXR Raman microscope with laser sources of 532 and 785 nm
  • Rigaku Ultima IV X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)
  • Horiba Jobin Yvon XGT 5000 microfluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Hitachi S-4700 FE-SEM Scanning Electron Microscope with secunder electron (SE) and backscattered electron (BSE) detectors, cathodoluminescence (CL) mode and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS)
  • Spindle and crashing stages
  • Fluid inclusion extractor