Session – Latest Developments in Synchrotron-based Studies in Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry

The purpose of this session is to examine the diverse applications of synchrotron-based techniques to mineralogical, petrological and geochemical problems. Recently, research in geosciences has benefited greatly from new generations of synchrotron sources across the world. The development of these facilities has led to dramatic improvements in time resolution, data quality, detection limits and spatial resolution. This allows great improvements of the knowledge on the structure and composition of the bulk and surface of minerals, glasses and melts.

We solicit submissions that have employed methods and techniques that require the high intensity and flux of synchrotron radiation sources in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry: XAS (XANES, EXAFS, HERDF…), XRF, X-ray microscopy (e.g. STXM), tomography, scattering methods (e.g. SAXS/WAXS), x-ray diffraction, inelastic scattering, IR spectroscopy… In particular, we encourage presentations of studies of µ-size samples, in-situ studies at high T/P, time-resolved measurements, and determination of structure/property relationships.


Session convenor

Dr Laurence Galoisy (France)

University Pierre and Marie Curie



  • Simon Clark (Australia), Macquarie University
  • Grant Henderson (Canada), University of Toronto