Scanning Electron Microscope NEM

University of Mining Leoben

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Large equipment

Short Description

The new installed scanning electron microscope (SEM) JEOL IT-300 LV at the Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgy/University of Leoben is a tungsten-filament based unit with high- and low vacuum mode (up to 650 Pa for low conductive materials) and is equipped with a large chamber and heavy duty stage for samples up to 200 mm in diameter and 2 kg in weight as well as a lock for fast sample charging.

The SEM is combined with a last generation-type of 50mm² energy dispersive X-Ray detector (EDX/EDS) from Oxford Instruments, which allows spot-scans and mappings with high scanning rates and resolutions at short operation time.

A really outstanding feature of this unit is the heating stage from Kammrath & Weiss with a maximum reachable temperature of 1500°C, 5K/min heating rate and approx. 10x10x3 mm specimen size for in-situ-investigations on different research areas like e.g. materials science or recycling of complex secondary raw materials.

Contact Person

Dr. mont. Thomas Kremmer

Research Services

material analysis, failure analysis, characterisation of complex (secondary) raw materials and residues

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

This unit is used for material science, damage analyses as well as characterisation of various raw-, recycling- and residue materials. The tasks vary from simple surface imaging over spot-scans and mappings up to heating stage experiments.

Dr. mont. Thomas Kremmer
+43 3842 402-5213
dependent on task and general conditions, confer with contact person
Sobotka C., H. Antrekowitsch und H. Schnideritsch: The influence of oxygen enriched burner systems on the scale formation of steel alloys during heating processes. AISTech 2014 Proceedings. (2014), 3115–3131

Unger A., S. Steinlechner und J. Antrekowitsch: A sustainable recycling process for simultaneous recovery of Zn, Pb and Ag from a dumped slag. Proceedings of Shechtman International Symposium Vol. 3. (2014), 179–190

Unger A., S. Steinlechner und J. Antrekowitsch: Simultaneous recovery of valuables from a dumped slag. Proceedings of the 46th International October Conference on Mining and Metallurgy. (2014), 52–56

Sobotka C., H. Schnideritsch und H. Antrekowitsch: Burnt to a crisp? – Why oxygen enhanced combustion doesn’t have to influence steel oxidation. Shechtman International Symposium Proceedings. (2014)

Ebner T., G. Kücher, S. Luidold, H. Schnideritsch, C. Czettl, C. Storf und H. Antrekowitsch: Reuse of metal cutting tools by wet chemical decoating. Proc. of EMC 2 (2015), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 725–738

Hutabarat I., H. Schnideritsch, A. Poscher, C. Sobotka und H. Antrekowitsch: Characterisation and Thermal Behavior of Indonesian Copper Sulphides for Leaching Process. Proc. of EMC 1 (2015), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 171–188

Schlögl C. und H. Antrekowitsch: Anodising of Recycling Aluminium. World of Metallurgy - Erzmetall, 68, 2015, 299–306

Kremmer T., H. Antrekowitsch, G. Mori, P. Oberhauser und G. Hanko: Impact of microstructural characteristics on the corrosion morphology of high strength brazing sheets. Proc. of EMC 1 (2015), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 277–287

Sagadin C., S. Luidold, C. Wagner, A. Spanring und T. Kremmer: Phase Reactions Between Refractory and High-Acidic Synthetic CaO-Ferronickel Slag. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM), Fundamental Aspects of High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing, Vol.70, (2018) No.1, 34−40