When you can analyze materials down to one-millionth of a meter, you can unearth some
mysterious details. For EMP, it means being able to study the paint and materials in ancient
pottery shards to figure out where in the world they came from.
Volcanoes remain one of Mother Nature’s mysterious and daunting forces. Using the electron
microprobe at EMP, researchers are gaining new insights into the exact composition of volcanic
materials and where they come from.
Keeping inkjet printers running smoothly can be a tricky task—one that often requires a bit of
sleuthing when foreign contaminants cause parts to fail. Manufacturers rely on EMP researchers
to track down the offenders.