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Institute of Mineralogy

Research object: Earth

Traditionally, mineralogy includes the study of minerals and crystals that form the rocks of the Earth. Today, mineralogy has developed into a multidisciplinary natural science, linking the Earth sciences and environmental sciences with physics and chemistry.

In the laboratories of our institute, extensive modern analytical methods are available for this purpose, which are also implemented in teaching at an early stage.

Research object: Earth

Traditionally, mineralogy includes the study of minerals and crystals that form the rocks of the Earth. Today, mineralogy has developed into a multidisciplinary natural science, linking the Earth sciences and environmental sciences with physics and chemistry.

In the laboratories of our institute, extensive modern analytical methods are available for this purpose, which are also implemented in teaching at an early stage.

APPLIED RESEARCH

Geoscientists like to show a distinct ingenuity for method development in their materials science research of global and local processes. This leads necessarily to the invention of new materials and methods for science, technology and daily use. At the Institute of Mineralogy we study this intensively. Our work belongs to the applied research topics and is of importance for the education of students to professional qualifying and technical application-oriented areas.

Methodology

Modern methods and laboratories allow us a better understanding of various processes in the Earth's interior. Our aim is to carry out physical measurements of processes taking place in the earth as accurately as possible. This includes:

  • the chemical composition of rocks and minerals, and the simulation of their formation in laboratory experiments
  • the crystal structure of geomaterials
  • the duration of processes in the Earth
  • measurement of material cycles in and on Earth
Our instruments and facilities for research