GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
About the Laboratory
- Organic-geochemical Laboratories laboratory complex
- GFZ Research Infrastructure: Large Infrastructure LI
- Networks: Geo.X
The microscopy lab comprises facilities for infrared microthermometric equipment for fluid inclusion research and reflected-light microscopy for organic petrography.
The microthermometry lab focusses on microthermometric studies of fluid inclusions in minerals, analyses of molecular compositions of gas-bearing fluid inclusions and reconstruction of P-T-x condition during mineral precipitation. Techniques being used are microthermometry, transmitted light microscopy (visible and near infrared light) and Laser-Raman spectroscopy.
Reflected light microscopy is applied in the field of organic petrography for the reconstruction of facies, determination of thermal maturity and determination of oil and/or gas potential. Possible modes of illumination are white light illumination and UV light illumination as well as reflection measurements.
- Confocal Raman Microscope
- Confocal Raman Spectroscopy
- Petrographic Microscopes