The microstructure of igneous and metamorphic rocks are archives preserving abundant information about rock history, such as heating and cooling rates, metasomatism and fluid infiltration, timing and location of nucleation and crystal growth, crystallisation regime, and the extent, mechanisms and timing of deformation. Microstructural features achieve even greater importance when combined with geochemical data, but their potential is commonly under-recognised.
We welcome contributions covering the entire range of igneous and metamorphic petrology, which either showcase development of new microstructural analysis techniques or new applications of well-established techniques, or illustrate how microstructural interpretation adds to our understanding of rock history. We anticipate that this broadly-conceived session will trigger exciting new synergies across a wide range of microstructural studies.

Convener: Silvio Ferrero | Co-conveners: Gautier Nicoli, Brendan Dyck, Marian Holness
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room -2.91
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X2

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Room -2.91

Chairperson: Gautier Nicoli, Bendan Dyck
Magmatic processes
16:15–16:30 |
| solicited
David Dolejs and Vaclav Spillar
16:45–17:00 |
Roman Schuster, Gerlinde Habler, Lisa Baldwin, Chen Li, and Rainer Abart
Metamorphism and fluid-mediated processes
17:00–17:15 |
Bruna B. Carvalho, Omar Bartoli, Fabio Ferri, Bernardo Cesare, Silvio Ferrero, Laurent Remusat, Luca S. Capizzi, and Stefano Poli
17:15–17:30 |
Jaroslaw Majka, Iwona Klonowska, and Silvio Ferrero
17:30–17:45 |
Andrew Putnis, Alexander Prent, Andreas Beinlich, and Håkon Austrheim