CHEMICAL (ELEMENTAL) ANALYSIS
- Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (WD-XRF: BRUKER S8 TIGER 4K) for quantitative chemical analysis of inorganic materials.
- Facilities for preparation of samples for XRF analysis: planetary mill for sample pulverisation (Fritsch Pulverisette 7 Classic), automatic fluxer for preparation of fused glassbeads (CLAISSE M4 fluxer), manual hydraulic press for preparation of pressed pellets (Breitländer PE-MAN).
- A range of certified reference materials of soils, rocks, ceramics and iron-rich minerals for preparation and/or verification of analytical calibration methods.
- Stereomicroscope (Leica MZ9.5), equipped with transmitted light stand, polarizing filters and digital photography and video system (Leica DC300, using Leica IM50 software)
- Two transmitted and reflected light research microscopes (Zeiss Axioskop 40 and Leitz Laborlux 12 Pol) with attached photography and video system (Leica DC300, using Leica IM50 software) and automatic p int-counting system (Swift point-counter Mode E)
- Ten polarizing light teaching microscopes.
THIN & POLISHED SECTION PREPARATION FACILITIES
FURNACES AND KILNS
- A Nabertherm L5/P for sample preparation and testing and a Harrison Mayer S18AH/96702 for pottery firing
GENERAL EQUIPMENT FOR EXPERIMENTAL WORK
Mainly for processing of sediments and ceramic fabric replication experiments
- More than 15,000 handspecimens and thin sections of ancient ceramic fabrics from different sites of the Aegean dated from the Neolithic to Early Modern times.
- More than 2,500 handspecimens and thin sections of geological samples (rocks and clays) from all around the Aegean.
- A teaching collection of handspecimens and thin sections of ceramic briquettes reproducing all main types of clay paste preparation techniques and firings at various temperatures.
- A teaching collection of handspecimens and thin sections of all main types of rock-forming minerals and rocks.
- A rich (and growing) collection of geological maps, including Geological map of Europe (scale 1: 5,000,000), Geological map of Greece (scale 1: 500,000), more than 170 regional geological maps covering most areas in Greece (1:5,000).
- A rich (and growing) collection of geological reference books and off-prints concerning publications relevant to the Laboratory’s interests.