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Raman on the Rocks – 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy in Geoscience Research

Raman on the Rocks – 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy in Geoscience Research

Sunday 18th August 08:30-17:30
Contacts: Jan Toporski
Location: A1.15, UPC - Campus Diagonal-Besòs View on map
Price: 65€

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The method of 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy is experiencing increasing interest and relevance in geoscience applications. This is reflected in the growing number of publications that feature its results and exemplified in, showing the added analytical value the technique provides. Despite this development the method is still far from being considered a standard method for geoscience researchers. To address this discrepancy, we propose a seminar/workshop on the application of this analytical method directed toward the broader geoscience community. The method enables the characterization of mineral phases, phase variations, chemical and/or structural variations, organic materials and liquid and gas phases to name but a few. Optical 3D resolution on the sub-µm scale is achievable and spectroscopic information can be obtained at very high resolution. For the structure of the workshop we propose a combination of presentations and hands-on demonstrations over the course of a day. This would include: - An introduction to the method of 3D Confocal Raman Microscopy - An overview of technical requirements and system performance factors - Presentations by experienced researchers applying Confocal Raman Microscopy to provide examples from “real-world geoscience research” - Examples of correlative studies using confocal Raman microscopy and SEM - Hands-on instrument demonstrations - Hands-on software demonstrations We expect to attract researchers from many different disciplines within the geoscience community including mineralogy, sedimentology, volcanology, fluid/solid/gas inclusion studies, metamorphic materials, space materials, geobiology and palaeontology to name but a few. References: Book chapters Korsakov, Fries & Steele, Wille; Nehrke, Heim, etc. Visit us also at our WITec booth No. 47 at the Goldschmidt Conference 2019


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