Elastic Thermobarometry arrives in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences Check out the new paper by Matt, Mattia and Matteo where they present an overview of the development of the last few years of elastic geothermobarometry...Read more
Can inclusions be symmetry broken?
Can inclusions be symmetry broken? Murri and co-authors recently studied the role of symmetry-breaking strains in quartz inclusions entrapped in zircon by ab initio simulations. They discovered that for deformations expected for real cases the...Read more
What can we learn from trace element and dislocations distribution in Rutile crystals?
What can we learn from trace element and dislocations distribution in Rutile crystals? Rick Verberne and Hughetto investigated the trace-element migration in low-angle boundaries formed by dislocation creep in rutile within an omphacite vein of...Read more
Looking for the next “bible” for diamond research?
Looking for the next “bible” for diamond research? “After more than 80 volumes of Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (RiMG), we now have a volume on diamond—Diamond: Genesis, Mineralogy and Geochemistry. ” Are you...Read more
Are you looking for elasticity data for garnet?
Garnet EoS: a critical review and synthesis All available volume and elasticity data for the garnet end-members grossular, pyrope, almandine and spessartine have been re-evaluated for both internal consistency and for consistency with...Read more
Inclusions in diamonds probe Earth’s chemistry through deep time
Inclusions in diamonds probe Earth’s chemistry through deep time Most of our knowledge about the chemical composition of the Earth’s interior is primarily retrieved by indirect observations, experiments and calculations that are limited to simple...Read more
New thermoelastic properties for Zircon
New thermoelastic properties for Zircon Alix Ehlers has now published a new manuscript where the thermal-pressure equation of state for zircon (ZrSiO4) that characterizes its thermoelastic behavior at metamorphic conditions has been determined...Read more
EMU research Excellence medal to Matteo Alvaro
EMU research Excellence medal to Matteo Alvaro It has just been announced that Matteo is one of the recipients of the 2021 Research Excellence Award of the European Mineralogical Union (EMU) For his impressively significant contributions to...Read more
Elastic geobarometry: stress, strain, and uncertainty
Elastic geobarometry: stress, strain, and uncertainty Elastic geobarometry is becoming one of the most reliable methods for retrieving pressures and temperatures of entrapment of inclusions into a host from both natural and experimental samples...Read more
Crossing isomekes: elastic geothermobarometry of quartz and zircon in garnet from UHP rocks
Crossing isomekes: elastic geothermobarometry of quartz and zircon in garnet from UHP rocks Characterizing the pressure and temperature (PT) histories of eclogite-facies rocks is of key importance for unravelling subduction-zone processes at all...Read more
Elastic geobarometry beyond cubic hosts
Elastic geobarometry beyond cubic hosts In this publication, Joseph Gonzalez, Mattia Mazzucchelli developed and tested a new model for elastic thermobarometry that will allow for the use of non-cubic host minerals. Previously, reliable...Read more
EntraPT finally online and published
EntraPT finally online and published. EntraPT is a web-based application for elastic geobarometry freely accessible at the “Fiorenzo Mazzi” experimental mineralogy lab webpage (www.mineralogylab.com/software). It provides an easy-to-use tool to...Read more