Special Focus Facilities

Large-scale facilities are combined in five "Special Focus Facilities" (SFFs) at the Faculty. Pooling these expensive large-scale facilities in the SFFs increases their visibility and avoids duplicate purchases within and outside the faculty. Like the entire infrastructure, these large-scale facilities are available to all faculty members. Cooperation partners and other persons outside the faculty may also use the SFFs. Please send your enquiries to the responsible expert at the relevant Special Focus Facility.

Please refer to the relevant contact person, if you require further information or if you want to use a device. For general questions regarding the faculty’s infrastructure, please refer to the Vice Dean for infrastructure.

  • 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