We would like to invite you to contribute to the Session
"Advances in spectroscopy of Earth materials" at the 1st European
Mineralogical Conference 2012 (September 2-6 Frankfurt, Germany). This
session is being sponsored by the European Mineralogical Union with a grant to
be awarded to a young contributor selected by the conveners. Abstract Deadline
is May 15th, 2012 More information at the EMC 2012 website: http://emc2012.uni-frankfurt.de
Theme 5 "Mineral Physics"
Advances in spectroscopy of Earth materials
Convenors: C. McCammon (Bayreuth, D), R. Stalder (Innsbruck,
A), M. Wilke (Potsdam, D) Spectroscopic methods are a fundamental part of modern
mineralogy and provide a local sensor to obtain site-specific properties on a
vast range of materials, from liquids and melts to glasses and poorly
crystallised phases to all types of crystals. Spectroscopy is now routinely used
to solve many mineralogical and petrological questions, and the field is rapidly
developing, particularly with respect to spatial resolution and application to
in situ experiments. Many of these developments have been made possible by using
synchrotron radiation sources worldwide covering a broad range of energies. Such
advances allow us to understand better the mineralogy, composition, thermal
state and dynamics of the EarthТs interior. This session will highlight recent
developments as well as showcase research reporting the application of
spectroscopy to cutting edge problems in mineralogy.
We look forward to meeting you in Frankfurt in September!
C. McCammon, R. Stalder, M. Wilke