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280197 VO+UE MA-ERD-17.0 Nucleation and growth of sedimentary minerals and implications for climate archvies (PI) (2017S)

Continuous assessment of course work

compact course from 17.04.2017 - 15.05.2017



max. 10 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Block course Tuesday, 2.5. - Friday, 5.5.
Field trip on Saturday, 6.5.

Tuesday 02.05. 09:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Wednesday 03.05. 09:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 04.05. 09:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Friday 05.05. 09:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

Crystallisation pathways of sedimentary minerals are controlled by inorganic, bio-mediated and biological processes. This block course provides state-of-the-art insight into the micro- and nanostructural analysis of sedimentary minerals. The students will learn how to recognise micro- and nano-crystal structures through transmission electron microscopy (TEM). They will learn how to reconstruct crystallisation pathways and recognise diagenetic overprinting of primary phases. The course will provide examples of how crystallisation pathways influence element incorporation and how this affects the reconstruction of environmental processes.

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