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