SEM Imagery and Interpretation of Grains from Mt. Kenya (Lab Report Sample)
you need to choose one question from two in file called "lab 6 outline" and I think it is No.1 which is connected to all files provided and you can choose it. But I think it is better to check if it is No1 or No.2 about the information I give you. Hope you can try you best to finish this lab best with grade A or B+ THX!
Ps: Page 74 is an independent file.
SEM Imagery and Interpretation of Grains from Mt. Kenya
Scanning Electron Microscopy / Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) provides a high-resolution surface imaging for mineral analysis. The SEM offers high magnification of up to 100,000X with greater depth of the field. The SEM-EDS uses a focused beam with high energy electrons to produce signals at the surface of solid elements. Therefore, it can reveal information on texture, chemical composition, and the crystalline structure as well as the orientation of the components making a sample. Experts conducting the mineral analysis from Mt. Kenya successfully use the SEM-EDS due to the different mineral elements confined in the various topographical sections (Mahaney 1990). Therefore, the surface topography gives different amounts of electrons to ensure contrast in the electron micrograph that provides a representation of the surface topography and its composition.
The prime advantages of the SEM-EDS are the provision of digital image resolution to a low level of 15 nanometers. Besides, there is a magnification of imaging calibration that is traceable which enable proper determination of grain size, particle size application, especially on the saved images. Also, it gives an excellent qualitative elemental analysis with a no standardized quantitative analysis and mapping x-ray scan (Mahaney 1990). For example, an analysis of the A and B horizons and their components at microanalysis level using the x-ray at Lake reveal high levels of silicon as components in sand samples as well as crushing features in quarts due to Aeolian transportation and glaciations (Mahaney 1990, p.81).
Separately, the EDS measures the numbers of x-rays produced from a substantial sample of a mineral when electrons radiate versus the energy of the x-rays. Thus, it ca
- XRD Lab Experiment Assignment 4: Chemical Stages Description: The components of the x-ray diffraction study reveal the presence of illite, quartz, plagioclase, calcite, hematite, kaolinite, chlorite, smectite and metahalloysite as the major phases. ...3 pages/≈825 words | 19 Sources | APA | Life Sciences | Lab Report |
- Rouge River Valley Clast Fabric Analysis Assignment Description: Reveal the mechanism of clustered material concerning sediment properties and their inclinations, orientation of the clast due to a thickness to identify the source due to glacier movement....3 pages/≈825 words | 3 Sources | APA | Life Sciences | Lab Report |
- Geog 3510 Assignment: Sedimemts and Soils Lab Ex. No.1Description: You will see 4 questions at the end of one of the document that I am going to upload (Lab 1 questions and instructions), please answer all four questions ...3 pages/≈825 words | 5 Sources | APA | Life Sciences | Lab Report |