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

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


651-4055-00 GAnalytical Methods in Petrology and Geology
Introductory lecture in NO E11 in the first week of the semester followed by lab exercises in different labs (NO building) during the first half of the semester.
28s hrs
Thu13-17NO »
22.09.13-17NO E 11 »
E. Reusser, S. Bernasconi, L. Zehnder

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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.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersE. Reusser, S. Bernasconi, L. Zehnder
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationEvaluation of the laboratory reports.

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Earth Sciences MasterPart B: MethodsW+Information