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Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed
Laboratorier för QanTmin vid LTU installerade Foto: Magnus Stenberg, Luleåfotograferna Visa originalbild , Öppnas i nytt fönster/flik

Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed

Publicerad: 3 mars 2020

Applied Geochemistry has successfully finished the installations of three laboratories (co-financed by Kempe foundation and Labfond) for quantitative target mineralogy (QanTmin).

"We believe that this state-of-the-art technology at LTU will result in significant discoveries" , says Thomas Aiglsperger, associate Senior Lecturer, who is responsible for the QanTmin laboratories.

QanTmin is a workflow that can be defined as the combination of finding target minerals in trace mineralogy by applying innovative concentration techniques like hydroseparation and the automatised numeric description of solid samples with respect to (i) their mineralogical composition, (ii) the chemical composition of identified minerals as well as (iii) their general nature of appearance including morphology and isotopic studies. The three new QanTmin laboratory facilities at LTU are: a ZEISS Sigma 300 VP SEM for automated quantitative mineralogy, a hydroseparation laboratory for heavy mineral concentration and a fully-equipped sample preparation laboratory.

Laboratories for QanTmin at LTU installed Foto: Thomas Aiglsperger
Thomas Aiglsperger

Thomas Aiglsperger, Biträdande universitetslektor

Telefon: 0920-491016
Organisation: Tillämpad geokemi, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser