Electron backscatter diffraction map showing deformed feldspar from a shear zone in the Alps. Field of view: 2.2 mm

Scanning Electron Microscopy shared research facility (SEM-SRF)

In the SEM-SRF we apply quantitative, multi-scale and multi-sample scanning electron microscopy to a wide variety of materials, and specialise in electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). We work with all interested researchers within the University of Liverpool, across the UK and internationally, as well as with national and international industry.

Our multidisciplinary team of skilled scientists, with expertise in the application of EBSD to materials’ research, invites users with diverse and exciting research interests from all disciplines, including engineering, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and health and biosciences.

In our research we focus on the development and application of rapid electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD), quantitative and simultaneous energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), cathodoluminescence (CL) and high-resolution secondary (SE) and backscatter (BSE) electron imaging to the study of advanced and natural materials for the energy transition and a cleaner, safer environment.

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