Pore and Fracture Space Laboratory

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
last updated: July 19, 2023

About the Laboratory

Pore and Fracture Space Laboratory

GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences
@ Section 4.2 Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling
This Laboratory is part of:
  • Networks: Geo.X

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Description

For characterization of pores and fractures within rocks the laboratory is equipped with an X-Ray computer tomography system (Nanotom CT), He-gas pycnometer (AccuPyc), Hg porosimeter (2000 WS), and a gas adsorption porosimeter (TS Surfer). For damage-free preparation of 1 - 2 mm² large, almost planar surfaces a broad ion beam (BIB) polisher operating with an Ar-Ion beam is operated.

Instruments

  • Porosimeter
  • Pycnometer
  • BIB - Broad Ion Beam Polisher
    Cross Section Polisher

  • CT, CT Scan, X-Ray CT, X-Ray Tomograph, XMT

Analytical Methods


  • Porosity Measurement
  • Pycnometry
    Density Measurement, Volume Measurement

  • CT, CT Scan, Computed Tomography, Computed Tomography Scan, X-Ray CT, X-Ray Computed Tomography, X-Ray Computer Tomography, X-Ray Imaging, X-Ray Microtomography, X-Ray Tomography, XMT

Laboratory Keywords

  • BIB Cooling Cross Section Polisher
  • Gas Adsorption Porosimetry
  • He Gas Pycnometry
  • Mercury Porosimetry

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