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Short course on optical reflected light microscopy techniques applied to geological and environmental studies
October 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - October 17, 2019 @ 9:30 PM UTC+0
Minerals, as the inorganic solids that comprise the rocks, ores, sediments and soils of the Earth and any solid space object, are the essential part of our environment and the universe. The mineralogical characterization of these materials is of paramount importance for the society, no matter what the final objectives of its study are (research, economics or environment). The optical microscopy, particularly the polarizing microscope to examine thin and/or polished sections in transmitted or reflected light, is often the simplest means to identify the mineral species present in a sample. The objectives of this short course are: (1) to introduce the participants to a range of techniques used in samples processing; (2) to teach the theoretical and practical aspects of the polarising microscope and to train competences and skills to identify opaque minerals under the polarised optical microscope and; (3) to understand, based on real case-studies, the practical aspects of applied mineralogy to the different scientific fields.
LINK TO THE COURSE PAGE: http://ise.usj.edu.mo/optical-microscopy-short-course/
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