Facilities | Physical Volcanology and Petrology - Caroline Bouvet de Maisonneuve

Lab Volcano Facilities

Lab Volcano Facilities

The purpose of the Lab Volcanoes is to understand the timing, rates and other details of the magma supply of different volcanoes, in order to improve forecasts of future eruptions. To this end, laboratory volcanoes display very diverse monitoring tools that provide a constant flow of data.

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Lab

The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is used for imaging minerals and other geological, biological, and environmental materials at the micrometer scale. Our JEOL JSM-7800F Field Emission SEM is equipped with secondary electron (SE) and backscattered electron (BSE) detectors and can operate in either high vacuum mode or low vacuum (variable pressure) mode. The pressure range over which the system can operate makes it possible to image nonconductive materials with or without coating.