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651-4055-00L  Analytical Methods in Petrology and Geology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersE. Reusser, S. Bernasconi, L. Zehnder
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


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.