Petrology & Mineralogy

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TIMA - Mineral Analyzer

The TESCAN TIMA is based either on MIRA Schottky field emission or VEGA thermal emission scanning electron microscope. Special VEGA column design...


These geological disciplines are focused on a study of solid rocks and minerals. Most of these materials show very fine structures. Identification of individual minerals is a crucial issue for both mentioned branches. Scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis offers solution for this problem. It provides information regarding morphology as well as chemistry of individual grains. Further characterization of mineral grains is possible using cathodolominiscence (CL) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD).

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The TESCAN Integrated Mineral Analyzer. TIMA, a fully automated, high throughput, analytical scanning electron microscope is designed specifically for the mining and minerals processing industry. The TIMA solution will address applications such as Mineral Liberation Analysis,TESCAN, a world leading manufacturer of scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam workstations has introduced the TESCAN Integrated Mineral Analyzer.

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