The following workshops are planned.
Analytical Geochemistry Quality Assurance Short Course
Why proper terminology matters
Estimating measurement uncertainty
The role of proficiency testing
The target group of the workshop "Commercial Geoanalysis" are young PostDocs and PhD students who want to familiarise themselves with the possibilities of a career in this field or who are thinking about founding a start-up company.
The following topics will be covered in the 1-day workshop:
How to run a big commercial lab
QA – QM in a big commercial lab
(Routine)analytics for Geological Surveys “What we need and why?”
(Routine)analytics for Exploration Companies “What we need and why and how soon?”
“Outside academia” – Build your own start-up
How and why – What you need to bear in mind, topics like market, finances, regulations.
How to develop sustainably? Should one grow or look for a special niche?
Case studies from two Freiberg based start-ups
Lab visits to Eurofins Umwelt Ost GmbH Freiberg and an interactive workshop complete the program.
Standardized workflow for checking the performance of an EDS X-ray spectrometer at a Scanning Electron Microscope
Multi scale in situ non destructive micro XRF scanning analysis
Datahandling, export and archiving using TESCAN TIMA
Applications of automated mineralogy in commercial analysis and evaluation for the mining industry
Automated mineralogy data has been delivered to mineral processing engineers. What should happen now?
Uncertainties in the context of automated mineralogy
The transition to 3D (automated?) mineralogy
Field portable analytical instrumentation - instrumental basics, measurement strategies and data inter-comparison
The two-day workshop deals with the professional use of analytical instruments in the field. The instrumentation discussed covers the entire spectrum from various types of portable instruments to drill core scanners. The following main topics will be covered:
Uncertainties of measurement and sampling
Quality assurance and management
Real world applications
The two-day workshop will cover the following topics:
SIMS fundamentals: ion generation, ion transport, ion detection
Comparison of micro-analytical techniques: SIMS, Laser Ablation, Atom Probe
SIMS sample preparation and documentation
How to make a micro-analytical Reference Material
SIMS isotope ratio determinations
Super-SIMS: The Rossendorf initiative
Super-SIMS - lab visit
Ion implanters - lab visit
Overview of Helium Ion Microscope - lab visit
5th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geo- and Cosmochemistry
We are delighted to announce that the 5th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry will take place in Freiberg, Sachsen, Germany, during August 13th and 16th or 17th 2022. This event is hosted by the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG) and its members comprise the organising committee.
This specialist workshop is expected to be a 2.5 to 5 day event and is open to all interested parties at an international level. The meeting is timed to occur after the Geoanalysis Conference 2022.
The 5th HSE workshop is of cross-disciplinary appeal in covering analytical advances, as well as low-temperature and high-temperature geo- and cosmochemistry topics pertaining to HSEs and allied elements. The meeting and related activities will provide opportunities for friendly exchange between scientists of all levels, thus offering the potential for all to accelerate knowledge/technology sharing and explore new observations that advance understanding of key geo- and cosmochemistry questions. Additionally, we anticipate many opportunities for useful new international collaborations to nucleate during the face to face and online meetings at the workshop. These will be highly beneficial to continued progress in HSE frontier science and will support overall advances within the geochemistry community, help to create pathways for present and future students, and potentially provide for the early-stages of discussions to commercialise scientific applications for industry.
Thank you to our sponsors.
We look forward to seeing you all here!