Device equipment

The most important instrumental equipment

For the list and characteristics of all our instruments are click here,

Determination of the chemical composition

Phase analyses

Magnetic and physical properties of rocks

  • MAVACS Magnetic Vacuum Control System with the triaxial HELICOS Helmholz Induction Coil System, ROCOMA Rotating Coil Magnetometer and ICCON Induction Coil Control Unit is a self-contained automatic system creating a limited non-magnetic space for paleomagnetic investigations. For example, thermal demagnetization of remanent magnetization is performed in an oven located in the center of the MAVACS system.
  • 2G 755 4K Superconducting Rock Magnetometer (SRM) with a 2G800 Automatic Sample Handler System and Applied Physics Systems 581 DC SQUID System is a very sensitive, liquid helium-free measurement system for determining the intensity and direction of natural remanent magnetization and for conducting alternating field demagnetization of remanent magnetization.
  • AGICO MFK1-FA Kappabridge is the most sensitive laboratory instrument for measuring of magnetic susceptibility and its anisotropy.
  • MMPM10 Magnetic Measurements Pulse Magnetiser is a high-field instrument for creating isothermal remanent magnetization.
  • High-pressure chamber is a unique device developed to study elastic anisotropy of rocks under high hydrostatic pressure on spherical samples.

Microscopic methods

  • OLYMPUS BX50 Optical polarizing microscope with the DP 70 digital camera and specialized QuickPHOTO software and a Deep Focus module is used for a detailed study of thin sections (in transmitted light) and polished sections (in reflected light).
  • OLYMPUS SZX 16 Optical binocular microscope with the CANON digital photocamera and specialized QuickPHOTO Micro software and a Deep Focus module is used for the documentation of samples, separation of sub-samples for other methods and, of course,, for imaging samples and details for publications.
  • ZEISS Imager. M1m Microscope connected to two monitors of a computer for a fission track analysis (FTA).