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History of hot cathode CL microscopes from Bochum/Dortmund (Germany)

We are now manufacturing cathodoluminescence devices for more than 25 years starting with the HC1-LM in 1991. However, our experiences with CL techniques can be dated back to the beginning of the eighties - more than 25 years ago.



• CL-device by Zinkernagel 1976 at the Dept. of Geology, Bochum, Germany

• CL-device by Neuser 1985 at the Dept. of Geosciences, Göttingen, Germany

CL microscopes, lumic type:

• Prototype by Neuser 1990. until 2014 Department of Planetology, Univ. Münster, Germany; now Univ. Stavanger, Norway

• Department of Geology, RWTH Aachen, Germany

• Central SEM Lab, Department of Geology, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Germany

• Department of Technical Mineralogy, Univ. Freiberg, Germany

• Department of Geology, Masaryk Univ. Brno, Czech Republic

• Department of Geology, Univ. Cologne, Germany

• Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe - BGR), Hannover, Germany

• Department of Applied Geosciences, Univ. Göttingen, Germany

• Museum of Mineralogy and Geology - Staatliche Naturhistorische Sammlungen, Dresden, Germany

• Department of Geology, Univ. Clausthal, Germany

• Department of Mineralogy, Humboldt Univ. Berlin, Germany

• Department of Physico-Chemical Geology, Katholijke Univ. Leuven, Belgium

• Department of Geology, Univ. Porto, Portugal

•  Department of Geology, Univ. Toronto, Canada

• Department of Petrology and Metallogeny, Univ. Rio Claro, Sao Paolo, Brasilia

• Department of Geology, Saint Mary's Univ. Halifax, Canada

• Libyan Petroleum Institute (LPI), Tripoli, Libya

• Department of Geology and Paleontology, Univ. Hamburg, Germany

• Department of Lithospheric Research, Univ. Vienna, Austria

• Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA

• ENI, Milan, Italy

• Department of Geology, Univ. Graz, Austria

• Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Acad. Sci., Warsaw, Poland

• Department of Geology, Univ. Heidelberg, Germany

• RWE Dea AG, Wietze, Germany

• Department of Geology, Univ. Potsdam, Germany

• Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

• Department of Geosciences, Univ. Tübingen, Germany

• Department of Geosciences & Geography, Univ. Helsinki, Finland

• Department of Petrol. Technol., Univ. Stavanger, Norway

• Department of Geochemistry, Mineralogy & Mineral Resources, Charles Univ., Prague, Czech Rep.

• GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam, Germany

• Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET), Université Toulouse, France

• Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Freiberg, Germany

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