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Eric Reusser: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Eric Reusser
Address
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW E 85
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 632 37 80
E-maileric.reusser@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-0048-00LElectron Microprobe Course Restricted registration - show details 3 credits4GE. Reusser
AbstractOperation of the Electron Microprobe. Understanding the fundamentals of the Electron Probe Microanalysis. Interpretation of X-ray spectra for elemental analysis.
ObjectiveOperation of the Electron Microprobe. Understanding the fundamentals of the Electron Probe Microanalysis. Interpretation of X-ray spectra for elemental analysis.
ContentPhysical principles of electron optics, interaction of electrons with matter, production of X-rays, interaction of X-rays with matter. Detection of X-rays. Laboratory work in the field of Earth sciences.
Lecture notesKursunterlagen
Literature- Anderson, C.A. (1973): Microprobe Analysis. Wiley & Sons, New York.
- Goldstein, J.I. et al., (1981): Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. Plenum Press.
Prerequisites / Notice7 full days.

Prerequisite: Analytical methods in Petrology and Geology (651-4055-00L).

Max. 8 participants (incl. PhD students and external participants).
-> Restricted attendance. Register with E. Reusser.
651-3301-00LCrystals and Minerals4 credits2V + 1.5UP. Brack, E. Reusser
AbstractTo understand, qualitatively and semi-quantitatively, crystal and mineral formation, the interdependence between crystals structure, chemical composition and physical properties. This dependence is especially the case for the structural dependence of optical anisotropy and the elastic properties of the minerals as well as for the growth of crystals and their defect structures.
ObjectiveQualitatives und teilweise quantitatives Verständnis für den Aufbau von Kristallen und Mineralien, für die Zusammenhänge zwischen chemischer Zusammensetzung, Kristallstruktur und physikalischen Eigenschaften, für das Wachstum von Kristallen sowie wichtiger identifikationsrelevanter makroskopischer Eigenschaften; selbständige Identifikation der rund 70 wichtigsten Mineralarten.
Contento Symmetrien und Ordnung, Punktgruppen, Translationsgruppen, Raumgruppen.
o einfache Strukturtypen, dichte Kugelpackungen, Strukturbestimmende Faktoren
o Chemisch Bindungen, Beziehungen zwischen Struktur und Eigenschaften eine Kristalls.
o Grundlagen von Thermodynamik und Computersimulationen in der Kristallographie.
o Einführung in die Mineralogie und Mineralsystematik.
o Praktikum in Mineralbestimmen aufgrund makroskopischer Eigenschaften.
Literature1. An Introduction to Mineral Sciences. (1992).
Andrew Putnis.
2. Kleber, W., Bautsch, H. J., and Bohm, J. (1998) – Einführung in die Kristallographie, Verlag Technik GmbH Berlin.
3. Minerals. (2004).
Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Andrei Bulakh
651-4028-00LPhysical Properties of Minerals3 credits2GE. Reusser
AbstractPhysical properties of minerals, e.g. electrical properties, elasticitcal properties are discussed.
The effect of the crystal symmetry on the symmetry of physical properties as well as the mathematical formulation of the physical properties are major topics.
Objective
651-4055-00LAnalytical Methods in Petrology and Geology3 credits2GE. Reusser, S. Bernasconi, L. Zehnder
AbstractPractical work in analytical chemistry for Earth science students.
ObjectiveKnowledge of some analytical methods used in Earth sciences.
ContentIntroduction to analytical chemistry and atom physics.
X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF), Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA), Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (LA-ICP-MS), Mass spectroscopy for light isotopes.
Lecture notesShort handouts for each analytical method.