Fluids Research Group (2011)

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What We Do

Researchers in the Fluids Research Group are concerned with the distribution, properties and role of fluids in planetary processes.

Methods

Fluid inclusions provide the best source of information concerning the occurrence of fluids in natural samples. The distribution of fluids in the Earth and planetary systems is determined by studying fluid inclusions in earth materials and samples delivered to Earth from outer space.

The properties of geologic fluids are determined through experimental and theoretical studies of model fluid systems. The experimental technique that is used most commonly in the Fluids Research Laboratory is the synthetic fluid inclusion technique.

The role of fluids in geologic processes is studied by combining information obtained from natural fluid inclusions with PVTX data for model systems and with other geologic and geochemical information to interpret the results.

Research Areas

Fluid inclusions - general 2, 4, 47, 80, 90, 98, 107, 132
Melt inclusions - general 56, 73, 87, 94, 96, 97, 101, 106, 107, 108, 113, 131
Synthetic fluid inclusions 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 32, 45, 48, 58, 63, 66, 67, 69, 82, 83, 87, 91, 92, 126
PVTX properties of model fluid systems, including H2O-NaCl, H2O-CO2, H2O-NaCl-KCl, H2O-NaCl-CaCl2, H2O-CO2-NaCl 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 20, 27, 30, 32, 41, 42, 44, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 58, 61, 66, 68, 75, 76, 87, 92, 100, 126
Development of analytical techniques to study fluid and melt inclusions 3, 4, 10, 17, 23, 24, 25, 43, 44, 45, 64, 67, 83, 89, 94, 95, 102, 110, 127, 134
Reequilibration of fluid inclusions 5, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 36, 49, 62, 63, 69, 71, 74, 82, 91, 99, 104, 112, 116
Fluid inclusions in low temperature and hydrocarbon systems 23, 29, 38, 109
Fluid inclusions in ore deposits 1, 9, 10, 31, 35, 36, 37, 40, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 71, 80, 90, 97, 105, 106, 113, 125, 128, 130, 136, 138
Fluid inclusions in metamorphic environments 18, 21, 22, 28, 33, 36, 37, 49, 53, 54, 62, 63, 69, 71, 74, 78, 81, 91, 109, 134
Mantle fluids 65, 72, 77, 84, 86, 134
Fluid inclusions in meteorites and extraterrestrial environments 88, 89, 93, 103, 104, 107, 108, 111, 112
Volatiles in magmas 35, 55, 56, 57, 59, 72, 73, 77, 87, 97, 105, 106, 110, 114, 115, 133, 135
Geohydrologic Cycle Coming soon...



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