Geobridge - Geoscience at the ESRF

Welcome to the ESRF Geobridge

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In this section, we present an overview of the state-of-the-art X-ray studies in geosciences covered presently by ESRF staff members and close collaborators. We also present the unique scientific opportunities in geosciences made available thanks to the ESRF-Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) upgrade and the concomitant beamline refurbishment programmes. This section also includes documentation of scientific achievements, members' research projects, the instruments and highly optimized sample environments.

 

Contact us:

Angelika Rosa angelika.rosa@esrf.fr +33 (0)4 38 88 19 75

Ben Cordonnier benoit.cordonnier@esrf.fr

Fields of research

  • Deep Planetary Interiors
  • Surface and Atmosphere
  • Geo-hazards
  • Geo-resources

 

Announcements: 

          15th of July

Dr. Jeffrey Paolo Perez   (Univ. Potsdam, Germany): "Molecular insights into the speciation dependent arsenic removal by a reactive iron mineral"

past events

Msc. Melanie During (Univ. Uppsala, Sweden) : "The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring."   Click here to see the recorded webinar
Prof. Reidar G Trønnes (Univ. Oslo, Norway): "Composition, evolution and structure of the deep mantle"   Click here to see the recorded webinar
Prof. Nicolas Coltice (ENS, France) "Tectonics is a hologram"   Click here to see the recorded webinar

 

SPOTLIGHTS FROM GEOSCIENCE: 

 

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The highest pressure point on Earth is no longer at its core but at ESRF. A new pressure reccord reached the core of giant gas planets.

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Australopithecus sediba is back at the ESRF

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The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring

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5 ways the ESRF’s research is helping tackle climate change

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Platinum hitches a ride with sulfur in the Earth’s crust

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Early dinosaurs were sociable

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Carbon trapped in ocean floor rocks mostly sinks into the deep Earth

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Where did life originate on Earth? Ancient hot springs under the seafloor could have the answer

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New fossil sheds light on the evolution of how dinosaurs breathed

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Unravelling the fingerprint of deep crustal earthquakes

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ESRF user awarded ERC advanced grant to F. Renard

“Break-Through Rocks” (BREAK)

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New experimental window into planetary interiors

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The missing volatiles on Earth could be trapped in its solid interior

p 21-23

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Experimental evidence for a superionic bcc form of ice

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