Project

Development of 3D elemental, structural and isotopic microanalysis techniques for the study of unique meteoritic materials

Duration
01 January 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Astronomy and space sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
    • Analytical chemistry
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Other biological sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
Keywords
ICP-mass spectrometry computed tomography synchrotron
 
Project description

This project aims at the development and application of high-end methods for elemental/structural/isotopic micro/nano-analysis making use of laboratory and synchrotron based X-ray imaging methodologies in conjunction with laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). The methods developed will be deployed for three-dimensional (3D) morphological, chemical and isotopic characterization of rare meteoritic materials. This approach will expand the capabilities for chemical/structural imaging with (sub)micron resolution available at UGent.