Welcome to the 23rd International Mineralogical Association (IMA) General Meeting in Lyon, France (18-22 July 2022, https://www.ima2022.fr/), where we will paint mineralogy with the colors of space exploration. The International Mineralogical Association declared 2022 the Year of Mineralogy. In 2022, we also honor the bicentennial of the death of the most famous French mineralogist René Just Haüy. All the details regarding registration will be available soon.
We would like to bring this session to your attention, Nanoscale contributions to terrestrial and extraterrestrial mineralogy :
Session T9-S2. Nanoscale contributions to terrestrial and extraterrestrial mineralogy
Conveners: Anne-Magali Seydoux-Guillaume (CNRS, LGL-TPE, France and CLyM) and Lee White (Open University, UK)
Minerals record isotopic and structural evidence that tells us about the nature, intensity or duration of geological processes (including metamorphism, weathering, and deformation). For many systems, the size of minerals and features which preserve evidence of these processes require a challenging sub-micrometer approach. This is made possible by the improvement of new high spatial resolution analytical techniques including Transmission Electron Microscopy, Atom Probe Tomography, STXM, TKD, NanoSIMS, TOF-SIMS, and many others which make it possible to extract chemical, isotopic and structural information at close to atomic scale. This session aims to bring together researchers focusing on the development and integration of "nanoscale" analytical techniques in terrestrial and extraterrestrial minerals to solve major geological and planetary issues.