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Earth Sciences Master Information
Major in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Restricted Choice Modules Mineralogy and Geochemistry
A minimum of two restricted choice modules must be completed in the major Mineralogy and Geochemistry.
Mineralogy and Petrology
Mineralogy and Petrology: Compulsory Courses
The compulsory courses of this module take place in Autumn Semester.
Mineralogy and Petrology: Courses of Choice
651-4030-00LCrystalline Geology of the Alps Restricted registration - show details
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2Gto be announced
AbstractGeology of the Central Alps with an emphasis on the Alpine-metamorphic Penninic domain between the External massifs and the Insubric line. Focus: Alpine tectonics, deformation history and metamorphosis.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the Alpine tectonics, the Geological history incl. deformation and metamorphic history of the central part of the Alps.
ContentGeographical overview; tectonic units and their relationship; deformation; metamorphosis; deep structure; evolution and geological history from Permian to Oligocene based on observation at three localities: Valmalenco, Cimalunga unit, Bergell intrusion.
Lecture notesNo script, but a lot of maps and profiles drawn at the blackboard.
101-0302-00LClays in Geotechnics: Problems and ApplicationsW3 credits2GM. Plötze
AbstractThis course gives a comprehensive introduction in clay mineralogy, properties, characterising and testing methods as well as applied aspects and problems of clays and clay minerals in geotechnics.
ObjectiveUpon successful completion of this course the student is able to:
- Describe clay minerals and their fundamental properties
- Describe/propose methods for characterisation of clays and clay minerals
- Draw conclusion about specific properties of clays with a focus to their potential use, problematics and things to consider in geotechnics and engineering geology.
Content- Introduction to clays and clay minerals (importance and application in geosciences, industry and everyday life)
- Origin of clays (formation of clays and clay minerals, geological origin)
- Clay mineral structure, classification and identification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., XRD)
- Properties of clay materials, characterisation and quantification incl. methods for investigation (e.g., cation exchange, rheology, plasticity, shearing, swelling, permeability, retardation and diffusion)
- Clay Minerals in geotechnics: Problems and applications (e.g. soil mechanics, barriers, slurry walls, tunnelling)
Lecture notesLecture slides and further documents will be provided.
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