TA2 Facility 3 – NHM Petrology, Mineralogy and Chemistry Facility
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TA2 Facility 3 – NHM Petrology, Mineralogy and Chemistry Facility

Average visit: 5 days

The Petrology, Mineralogy and Chemistry Facility (PMCF) at the Natural History Museum (NHM) offers an array of state-of-the-art instruments optimised to analyse the mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of extraterrestrial materials and their analogues.

Instruments available include: 

  • Scanning electron microscopes (SEM), including with Bruker Flat Quad 5060F energy dispersive X-ray detector and cathodoluminescence capability
  • Field Emission Electron Microprobe analyser (EMPA)
  • Laser ablation ICP-MSComputed Tomography (CT)
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • We can also offer access to our meteorite collection as well as advice on curation of meteorites, returned samples and their analogues. 

Further information on individual instruments.

Contact:

Sara Russell, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK. sarr@nhm.ac.uk

Main facility webpage


Report summaries of TA visits to facility

20-EPN-080: Structural organization and complexity of the Antarctic cryptoendolithic communities

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