Gabriele Zaffiro

PhD student at the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Pavia).

I took part to this project during my BSc thesis, that was mainly focused on the development of a new micro-furnace for in situ high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction experiments. The newly designed furnace has been then tested on several material with well-known thermal expansion behavior (e.g. silicon, quartz, etc..).

Currently, in my PhD thesis I am working on the development of the instruments necessary for the stress measurements on host-inclusion systems. My project is aimed to develop new concept instruments to carry out measurements on both synthetic an natural samples minimizing the uncertainties in determining the lattice parameters of inclusions entrapped in optically opaque minerals.