The Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ (www.gfz-potsdam.de) is the national research centre for Earth sciences of Germany.
The electron microscopy facility at the GFZ has been a focal point and driving force for earth sciences, physics and chemistry research in Germany for more than 20 years. The GFZ PISA facility provides earth science-specific, state-of-the-art electron microscopes that allow various workflows for structural, crystallographic and chemical imaging both in two- and three-dimensions.
The GFZ EM facility hosts a FIB-SEM scanning electron microscope, equipped with both chemical and crystallographic detectors, which can be operated at the environmental pressure of 40 mbar; two transmission electron microscopes (TEM), both are equipped with analytical detectors, one has a probe corrector and the SuperX and GIF Continuum spectrometers. Moreover, the facility hosts a SEM equipped with cryogenic transfer system. Together, these instruments provide all necessities for the multi-scale analysis of earth materials.
Prof. Dr. Liane G. Benning
Dr. Vladimir Roddatis
Dr. Richard Wirth
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