Next to synchrotron facility end-stations around the world, the group members employ a wide range of versatile commercial and home-built instruments in the A-Sense Lab. This  equipment is accesible to third parties as well, as discussed in the service section. In case you are interested in making use of our equipment and know-how, please free to contact Gert Nuyts


Metrohm 883 Basic IC plus


Electron microscopy

  • Zeiss EVO10: a Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX)
  • FEI Quanta 250 FEG ESEM-WDX: an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX) and Wavelength Dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-WDX)

Optical microscopy

Sample preparation

Screen printing

Vibrational spectroscopy

  • MA-rFTIR scanner: a home-built mobile Macro Reflectance Fourier Transformed Infrared scanner dedictated to the analysis of cultural heritage
  • Renishaw InVia Qontor:  a 4 excitation laser Raman microscope

X-ray based equipment

  • Keymaster Tracer III-V: a handheld X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer
  • Philips minipal: a bench top X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer equipped with a sample caroussel
  • AXIL scanner: an in-house built mobile Macro X-Ray Fluorescence (MA-XRF) scanner, dedicated to the analysis of paintings
  • MOXTEC scanner: an experimental micro X-Ray Fluorescence setup for chemometric applications
  • XRD scanner: a home-made micro X-Ray Diffraction scanner for cultural heritage purposes