1st Year

Experimental petrology

Description including Unit Aims

The history of experimental petrology and the main techniques employed in the experimental study of magmatic processes: high-T furnace, quench and gas-mixing furnace, cold-seal vessel, internally heated gas vessel, piston cylinder, multi-anvil, diamond anvil etc. Experimental petrology and phase diagrams: the phase rule, two and three components systems and their petrological applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The final goal of this course is to develop the student’s ability into understanding the fundamental knowledges of experimental petrology aimed at interpreting natural phenomena related with the genesis and differentiation of magmas and with magma ascent to the surface during volcanic eruptions.

Assessment Information

Oral exam.


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