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1st International Electronic Conference on Geosciences

E: Non-Destructive Characterization of Geologic Materials


Section Chair:

Dr. Carlos Alves

Lab2PT, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (research unit of the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) and CIG-R, Centre of Geological Research, Management and Valorisation of Resources (School of Sciences), Campus de Gualtar, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal

Section Information:

This section aims to attract contributions concerning the use of state-of-the-art techniques for the chemical and physical characterization of geologic materials. These techniques could be relevant for (among others) heritage and legal studies regarding paleontological remains, archaeological artefacts, paintings, building stones, evidence from crime scenes, gemstones forgeries (including artificial treatments) and minerals from conflict zones. Without excluding other possibilities, some possible themes are suggested:

  • qualitative (identifications of substances) and quantitative (assessments of amounts) analyses;
  • bulk and inclusions (solids and fluids) analyses;
  • portable techniques (that can be used on-site avoiding problems related to objects dislocations);
  • image analysis for volumetric, morphological and textural studies;
  • 3D techniques for bulk bodies (such as X-ray tomography);
  • isotopic analyses;
  • radioactivity assessment;
  • dating.

Research contributions are welcome both in fundamental perspectives of the techniques (in relation to subjects such as, for example, detection limits and reproducibility) or in applied ones, concerning geological problems or societal issues.

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