The Department boasts high power scanning electron microscope (SEM-EDS) imaging and x-radiographic facilities which are available for use by staff and students upon successful completion of training.
- Hitachi TM4000Plus Tabletop low-vacuum, 5-20kV SEM with Oxford Instruments EDS and AZtecOne analysis software.
- Capable of low vacuum observation of samples up to 80mm in length without the need for sample coating. Magnification ranges from x30 to x10,000. The SEM is fitted with an Oxford Instruments EDS and AZtecOne analysis software, allowing chemical characterisation through point and area spectra, elemental mapping and line scans.
- Medical Econet MeX+100 X-ray unit (40-110kV), with Avanse DR software and detector housed in a bespoke lead shielded Wolverson X-ray cabinet.
- The MeX+100 system allows rapid, high resolution digital X-ray imaging of a range of archaeological material, from human and animal bone, ceramic, and metalwork.