Expertises

Expertises

SAMPLE PREPARATION

Olivine crystals with melt inclusions

Epoxy mounts with polished minerals and grains

Preparation of melt inclusions for chemical analyses 

Use of polishing and grinding machines for resin mounts and thin sections

High-temperature furnace for melt inclusions homogenisation  


ANALYTICAL SKILLS

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Electron Microprobe Analyser (EMPA)
  • Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD)
  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) 
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)


COMPUTING SKILLS

  • Processing of geochemical data (major, minor, trace elements and oxygen isotopes)
  • Geothermobarometry calculations (OPAM thermobarometry, mineral-melt thermobarometry)
  • Petrolog: forward and reverse crystallisation and post-entrapment correction of melt inclusion compositions
  • Numerical diffusion modelling using finite difference method
  • Diffusion modelling of major and minor element in olivine crystals
  • Adobe photoshop, Illustrator and Premier
  • MS office suite
  • Matlab (beginner)