The Research Infrastructure Centre of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering (NTF) offers research equipment of NTF that is also located at the Department of Geology.

Department of Geology
Aškerčeva cesta 12
Privoz 11
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tel: +386 1 470 45 00
Fax: +386 1 470 45 60


Microscope Nikon Eclipse+

Responsible person:

Purpose of equipment:

  • Polarising microscope for optic microscopy
  • Determining the optical properties of minerals in transmissive and reflective light

Access of equipment:

  • Equipment is available at the Department of Geology NTF, Aškerčeva 12, room 219
  • Equipment rental is not possible. It is possible to work independently; users must be familiar with the microscope control. Use of the equipment must be requested in advance.

Price of equipment use:

  • use of the microscopes for an experienced user is € 19.85 per hour.
  • use of the microscopes for an inexperienced user is € 31.43 per hour.


Portable handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser NITON (Thermo Fischer Scientific, USA)+


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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
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Research Equipment is (co)funded by the Slovenian Research Agency.
Contact of responsible person:

  • Ass. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc
  • Department of Geology, Aškerčeva 12
  • Tel: 031 53 03 88
  • E-mail:,

Purpose of equipment and additional information:

  • Geochemical elemental analyses of different samples:
    – analyses of major and minor elements in sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks
    – analyses of heavy metals in soils
    – analyses of alloys
    – analyses of precious metals (gold and silver purity)
    – analyses of toxic elements in food and plastic
    – field analyses (monitoring)

Access to equipment:

  • Equipment is available at the Department of Geology, Aškerčeva 12, Room 220. Equipment rental or independent work is not possible because it needs a qualified technician (a course of radiation protection, medical certificate, personal dosimetry and training at the headquarters of Niton Europe in Munich, Germany).

Price of equipment use:

  • Experienced user: 9.20 €/hour.
  • Inexperienced user: 24.94 €/hour


XRD - X-ray diffractiometer with graphite monochromator+

Responsible person:

  • assist. prof. Matej Dolenec
  • Chair of Mineralogy, Petrology and Materials
  • Tel: +386 31 53 03 88
  • E-mail:,

Purpose of equipment:

  • X-ray phase identification of a crystalline material (geological and non-geological samples)

Access of equipment:

  • Access to the equipment is possible only to technicians who have completed a course of radiation protection, personal dozimetry, medical certificate and the training course in Panalytical, Almelo.

Price of equipment use:

  • price for trained user (without technician) is 30,00 € per hour
  • price of technician is 30,00 € per hour

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