Rocks, Minerals and Fluids Analysis and practicals

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
84
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Knowledge and understanding: the course will give the basic principles of analytical geochemistry, of the most important analytical techniques for the Earth Sciences and the skill for contextualising them in a research context.
Expected learning outcomes
Applying knowledge and understanding: the course will give the tools necessary to apply the basic principles of analytical geochemistry to applied and basic science.
Making judgements: the course aims to give the skills for integrating the knowledge and make judgements on the basis of limited and incomplete information.
Communication skills: the course aims to increase the ability of the students to clearly communicate conclusions to specialist and not specialist persons.
Learning skills: the course will give the basic knowledge in analytical geochemistry and the skills to independently integrate it in the future.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
ROCKS, MINERALS AND FLUIDS ANALYSES AND PRACTICALS

1 Basic Tools of Analytical Chemistry
2 The Language of Analytical Chemistry
3 Evaluating Analytical Data
4 Calibrations, Standardizations, and Blank Corrections
5 Obtaining and Preparing Samples for Analysis
6 Spectroscopic Methods of Analysis (FT-IR, Raman, AAS, AES)
7 X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF)
8 Electron Microprobe Analyser (EMPA)
9 Chromatographic methods (GC, IC)
10 Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS, TIMS, SIMS, IRMS)
GEO/08 - GEOCHEMISTRY AND VOLCANOLOGY - University credits: 9
Practicals: 36 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Tiepolo Massimo
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday 12.30-13.30
via Boticelli 23