Oliver Christ


My main research interests are meteorites and what we can learn from them about our solar system by analysing their mineralogical components. In particular, I am interested in extraterrestrial diamonds in meteorites, and I would like to contribute to our understanding of their formation.
Therefore, I am using a wide range of state-of-the-art methods such as scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectrometry, X-ray diffraction, and stable isotope analyses. Currently, I am trying to characterise the diamond formation process thermally by applying a Raman- based geothermometer on graphite, the diamond precursor, in both ureilites and iron meteorites. In addition, I am working on collecting carbon isotopic data of ureilitic (micro)diamonds with the aim to understand what happened to carbon isotopes during
impact events which most likely formed these diamonds.



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