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Bayrisches forschungsinstitut für experimentelle geochemie und geophysisk



The Bayerisches Geoinstitut is a research institute dedicated to the study of the structure, composition and dynamics of the Earth's interior through experimental investigations of Earth materials. Visiting EU researchers have access to a wide range of high-pressure/high-temperature equipment including 4 multianvil presses, diamond anvil cells, piston-cylinder apparatus, and cold-seal hydrothermal vessels. This equipment can be used to synthesize high-pressure phases, and to perform studies of kinetics and diffusion as well as in-situ measurements of physical properties up to 25GPa and 3000K. Available techniques for sample characterisation include X-ray diffraction (powder and single-crystal), Mössbauer, FTIR, Raman, HRTEM, electron microprobe, NMR, ultrasonic interferometers, impedance analyser and deformation apparatus. 360 experiment days per year are available to EU researchers from earth sciences, physics, chemistry and material science. Visits range in duration from 5 days to 3 months.


Calls for proposals are published in "Physics and Chemistry of Minerals", the home page of the "European Journal of Mineralogy" and the home page of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut. Applications for access are made by submitting an application form to the Project Manager. This form can be downloaded from the home page of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut and can also be obtained from the Project Manager. There are two deadlines per year. The chairman of the Users Selection Panel is Prof. S. Mackwell (Bayerisches Geoinstitut). Evaluation criteria used by the Panel include the scientific importance of the project, its feasibility and the likelihood that the required results can be achieved within a reasonable timeframe. Preference is given to first-time users.

Project Manager:
David Rubie, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth 95440, Germany;
Tel: +49-921-553700;
Fax: +49-921-553769;

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