Texture and microstructure

Structural features in rocks and minerals are one of the few direct sources of information available for the reconstruction of tectonic evolution. Research on texture and microstructure is aimed at better understanding the recrystallization and growth of rock-forming minerals, as well as of the processes responsible for the deformation of rocks.

Recrystallization of zircon. Interpretation and validation of compositional and isotopic measurements in zircon are strongly dependent on zircon-forming processes ...

Fine volcanic ash in 3D. Small volcanic ash particles are the result of intense fragmentation during explosive hydroclastic and pyroclastic volcanic eruptions. The ...


Dr. Pierre Vonlanthen

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Géopolis - CH-1015 Lausanne
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