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Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) is commonly used to analyze the composition of solid geological materials to help answer a wide range of fundamental questions in geological and planetary sciences. The goal of this 4-day short course is to educate undergraduates, graduates, early career researchers, lab managers, and established scientists in the theory and practice of EPMA, with a specific focus on its application to geochemistry on different disciplines. This will be achieved through a set of online lectures covering topics ranging from the basics of EPMA, conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, trace element analysis, analytical protocols for glassy materials, halogen measurements, estimation of magma storage and ascent conditions of volcanics, magmatic sulfide implications, and meteoritics (classification, and implications on planetary formation). Furthermore, live demonstrations are scheduled: (1) a live from JEOL instrument of how someone is measuring on EPMA, (2) usage of a Soft X-Ray Emission Spectrometer (SXES) LR (Li) and application to battery research, and (3) a New solution for analysis of geological samples using Unity BEX imaging detector and AZtec Wave WDS.
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