The MICROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION Laboratory is accredited by RENAR, certificate no. LI 786, for Qualitative Microscopic Analysis method, on the following types of materials: building materials/ natural stone, metals and welds.
- Mineralogical analysis by optical microscopy method in polarized light, reflected and transmitted on the following types of samples: minerals, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, magmatic rocks, ore deposits, mining concentrates; slags and flying dusts from metallurgical industry etc..
- Metallography on the following types of samples: metals, special alloys, metallic composites, hybrid composites, ceramic and metal coatings, semiconductors.
- Vickers microhardness testing
- Electronic scanning electron microscopy (SEM) - secondary electrons SE, backscattered electrons BSE, energy dispersion spectrometry EDS, in High Vacuum, Low Vacuum and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope ESEM modes.