Special Focus Facilities (SFF)

There is a number of large-scale facilities at the Faculty. These have been pooled in five so called Special Focus Facilities (SFFs) and are accessible for all faculty members. At the same time, the special focus facilities are open for cooperation and utilisation outside the Faculty. The pooling of large-scale facilities increases their visibility and avoids duplicate purchases within and outside the Faculty:

  • Electron probe microanalytics
    This SFF comprises electron microscopes, ion beam applications as well as electron probe microanalysis to analyse geomaterials.
    For further information contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rainer Abart
  • Environmental pollutant and nanogeoscientific analytics
    This SFF enables the analysis of pollutants. It comprises several mass spectrometers and a multitude of facilities to study nanoscale processes.
    For further information contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thilo Hofmann
  • Geochronology / isotope geochemistry
    This SFF comprises two thermionic mass spectrometers and the associated clean room infrastructure. It enables the determination of age and the study of geological processes.
    For further information contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Köberl
  • X-ray diffraction analytics
    This SSF allows for the solids analysis of geomaterials and includes a multitude of X-ray diffractometers.
    For further information contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ronald Miletich-Pawliczek
  • Environmental biogeochemistry of stable isotopes
    This SFF comprises a state-of-the-art multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS; Nu Plasma II, Nu Instruments) and the associated clean room infrastructure.
    For further information contact: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Krämer