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Syllabus 2019-20 - 10413004 - Techniques for Geological Materials Analysis (Técnicas de análisis de materiales geológicos)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Techniques for Geological Materials Analysis
CODE: 10413004 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: German / English LEVEL: 2 / 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: YEBRA RODRÍGUEZ, Mª ÁFRICA
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 120 - CRISTALOGRAFÍA Y MINERALOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 325 E-MAIL: ayebra@ujaen.es P: 953212945
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~ayebra/
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

  1. Polarizing microscope by transmitted and reflected light. Optical properties of minerals. Textural relationships.
  2. X-ray diffraction. Interaction of X-rays with crystalline matter. Qualitative and semiquantitative analysis of mineral phases.
  3. Electron microscopy. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Punctual chemical analysis. Electron microprobe.
  4. Applications of elemental analysis techniques in geological materials. Data treatment.

Laboratory and practical clases:

  • Optical microscopy.
  • X-ray preparation.
  • Visit to the diffractometer at the CICT.
  • Visit to the SEM at the CICT.

Guided activities:

Integration of data from different techniques for the characterization of materials and the resolution of environmental problems.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures (30 hours).

Laboratory and practical classes (20 hours):

  • Sessions 1-7. Optical microscopy practices.
  • Session 8. Preparation of samples for XRD.
  • Session 9. Visit to the diffractometer at the CICT.
  • Session 10. Visit to the SEM at the CICT.

Guided activities (8 hours):

  • Identification of minerals using XRD.
  • Structural analysis using XRD.
  • Semi-quantitative analysis using XRD.
  • Software PLX for the analysis of XRD data.
  • Interpretation of TEM images.
  • SEM microanalysis.
  • Spectroscopic techniques.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

  • Theoretical exam (objective test): 60%
  • Evaluation of activities: 20%
  • Evaluation of practical activities and practical exam: 20%

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Optical mineralogy: principles and practice. Edition: -. Author: Gribble, C. D.. Publisher: London: UCL, 1993  (Library)
  • Introduction to mineral science. Edition: -. Author: Putnis, Andrew. Publisher: Cambridgee: Cambridge University Press, 2003  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • The origin of clay minerals in soils and weathered rocks. Edition: -. Author: Velde, Bruce. Publisher: Berlin : Springer, [2008].  (Library)
  • Clays and clay minerals in natural and synthetic systems [Recurso electrónico] . Edition: -. Author: Velde, B.. Publisher: Amsterdam &#59; New York : Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co. &#59; New York : distributors for the United States and Canada, Elsevier North Holland, 1977.  (Library)
  • Electron-optical methds in clay science. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Boulder: The Clay Minerals Society, cop. 1990  (Library)
  • Crystallography and crystal chemistry: an introduction. Edition: -. Author: Bloss, F. Donald. Publisher: Washington: Mineralogical Society of America, 2000  (Library)
  • An introduction to the rock-forming minerals. Edition: -. Author: Deer, W. A.. Publisher: Essex: Longman Scientic & Technical, 1993  (Library)
  • A color atlas of rocks and minerals in thin section. Edition: -. Author: Mackenzie, W. S.. Publisher: London: Manson, 2000  (Library)
  • Atlas of igneous rocks and their textures. Edition: -. Author: Mackenzie, W. S.. Publisher: Harlow (England) [etc.]: Prentice Hall, 1982  (Library)
  • Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope. Edition: -. Author: Adams, A. E.. Publisher: England: Longman, 1984  (Library)
  • MICROPROBE techniques in the earth sciences. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: London [etc.]: Chapman & Hall, 1995  (Library)