NEW TOPICS IN MINERAL SCIENCES: 1
Diffusion in Minerals, Rocks and Melts: Potential and Pitfalls
NEW DATES 26 AND 27 November 2020 (virtual)
This meeting, intended to be the first of a new series, will review recent work in diffusion modelling and its application to a range of geological problems. How good (or not) can models be? What are the limits of what can be stated from our models? What are the pitfalls? It is intended to appeal to those interested in applying diffusion modelling to problems of rates, timing and thermal history in a wide range of mineralogical contexts.
The meeting will be led by a series of invited speakers who will address the fundamentals of diffusion theory and its application to modelling geological processes, and provide examples of state-of-the-art research on diffusions in various contexts.
26th November 2020
- 2.00–2.10 Introduction by B. Yardley and T. Mueller
- 2.10–2.55 Sumit Chakraborty – Diffusion: Ubiquitous and local
- 2.55–3.25 Katharina Marquardt – Grain boundary diffusion: bicrystal studies
- 3.25–3.40 Break
- 3.40–4.10 Thomas Mueller – Getting the t into the P-T-t path – deciphering timescales of tectono-metamorphic processes using diffusion chronometry
- 4.10–4.40 Roy Wogelius – Reaction kinetics and diffusive transport in low permeability geological systems
- 4.40–5.10 Discussion
27th November 2020
- 2.00–2.45 Clare Warren – Diffusion and thermochronology: Theory and geological reality
- 2.45–3.15 Daniel Morgan – Simple diffusion chronometry in igneous systems – methods, results and limitations
- 3.15–3.30 Break
- 3.30–4.00 Chiara Petrone – Elemental diffusion chronostratigraphy: a non-isothermal approach to magma dynamics
- 4.00–4.30 Euan J. Mutch and John Maclennan – Exploring uncertainty structure in diffusion timescales using Bayesian analysis of finite element models: Applications to magma storage and transport
- 4.30–5.00 Discussion
Advance registration, while free of charge, is required. Register here
The proposed short course to accompany this meeting has been cancelled.
The meeting is supported by:
The Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group