Dr Annika Burns


Direct contact:
T: 0116 252 3792
E: alb55@le.ac.uk

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage the three thin section labs and produce thin sections and polished blocks for teaching and research. Please email for enquiries relating to commercial orders.
  • Assist with the provision of support for the Hitachi SEM, gold coater, carbon coater and handling of liquid nitrogen and compressed gases.

Thin section lab equipment

The thin section labs are equipped with the following machines:

  • 2 Logitech LP50 lapping machines
  • 2 Logitech GTS1 and VS2 abrasive cutters
  • Buehler Abrasimet 250 abrasive cutter
  • Husqvarna TS230F abrasive cutter
  • Buehler Metaserv double grinder polisher
  • 2 Buehler Petrothins
  • Pillar drill
  • 2 Buehler vector polishers
  • Kent single point polisher
  • Metals Research Microslice
  • Reflected and transmitted light microscopes

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