Laboratory Facilities

Micromorphology Laboratory


The micromorphology laboratory has equipment for all stages of the micromorphological process from sample preparation to thin sectioning and analysis. Sediment samples are first impregnated with resin in a fume hood or under vacuum in the Laboratory of Soil Science and Geography. The hardened blocks are then cut into slabs or smaller chips using a rock saw. Additionally, a Uniprec Woco Top 250 A1 encapsulated diamond slitting disc and an encapsulated precision grinder (G&N MPS-RC Vacuum) are used to routinely produce high-precision 28x48 mm to 60x90 mm thin sections. 


For more information about using these facilities, please contact Dr. Chris Miller (christopher.miller(at), Panagiotis Kritikakis (, and Dr. Peter Kühn (



Microscopy Laboratory

Microanalytics Laboratory (FTIR/XRF)