At the X-ray Microanalysis Core (MizzoµX), we not only explore electron- and x-ray microscopy techniques on fossil materials, but also have built a broad group of collaborators outside of paleontology and geological sciences to apply these techniques to expansive specimen types. We are happy to provide free consultation to best plan and assess your analytical needs, and will work with you to provide full service through the completion of your project.
Part of MU's Core Facilities, the lab is accessible to researchers across campus and around the globe. MizzoµX is a Zeiss microscopy facility with two primary instruments: a Sigma 500 VP scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an Xradia 510 Versa X-ray microscope (µCT). We have additional computing and sample preparation capabilities, including a workstation for 3D data analysis with ThermoFisher’s Avizo software package, a Cressington metal sputter coater, and a fully equipped cutting/polishing/embedding lab.