Department  of Geosciences

 Scanning Electron Microscopy Facility 


The Department of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Dallas has a long history in scanning electron microscopy. In 1967 its predecessor, the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, purchased a JEOL JSM-1 Scanning Electron Microscope. This microscope was the first scanning electron microscope available at any academic institution in North America. It served students, faculty, and the geologic community of Dallas and elsewhere until 1982. At this point in time it was replaced by the current JEOL JSM-T-300.

These instruments were utilized by over 40 students pursuing research for advanced degrees in geosciences at The University of Texas of Dallas -- mostly in the areas of micropaleontology, stratigraphy, and Sedimentology.

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