Static volumetric gas adsorption for measurement of specific surface area, pore volume and pore size distribution of rocks (Surfer, Porotec).
Sample size: < 10 ccm
Pore size range: 0.35 – 500 nm
Specific surface area: > 0.01 m2/g
Mercury porosimeter for measurement of pore size distribution, pore volume and specific pore surface of rocks (Porosimeter 2000 WS, Macropore 120, Porotec).
Sample size: < 2.2 ccm
Pore size range: 3.7 – 7500 nm
Pressure: < 200 MPa
BIB Cooling Cross Section Polisher
Broad Ion Beam (BIB) polisher (Jeol IB-19520CCP) operating with an Ar-Ion beam for damage-free preparation of 1 - 2 sq mm large, almost planar surfaces. This allows high-resolution SEM analysis of fine-grained material such as clays and shales, including detailed investigations of texture and fabric of their pores.
Sample size: 10 x 8 x 3 mm
Temperature: ~ -140 °C to 30 °C (coolant: liquid nitrogen)