Surface Analysis Lab

MES offers a first class surface analysis lab for high magnification study of your samples.   These analytical techniques provide high magnification characterization and chemistry of metals, ceramics, minerals, polymers, and other materials. Identification of thin films, inorganic phases, precipitates, and contaminants are also possible with our E-Beam lab. Elemental dot maps or line scan profiles are produced with either EDS or WDS chemical data collection.


The MES surface analysis department offers high resolution surface examination tools, including:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM)
  • Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (WDS)
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDX/EDS)
  • Chemical analysis using Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (WDS)
  • Real time X-ray

Digital and hard copy micrographs are produced with our high quality image capturing equipment. These can be emailed, saved on a CD-ROM, or placed on our secure web site for client download.

  • Zeiss HD-15 with WDS; Thermo Dry EDS
  • JEOL 6460LV Scanning Electron Microscope; INCA EDS