[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE160100103]
Researchers Prof Stephen Foley; A/Prof John Mavrogenes; Prof Andrew Putnis; Prof Joel Brugger; A/Prof Simon Clark; Prof Hugh O'Neill; Prof Alexander Cruden; Dr Katy Evans
Brief description Australian virtual experimental laboratory: a multimode geoscience facility: This project aims to establish seven types of high-pressure equipment to form a multi-node experimental laboratory at four locations across Australia. Experiments conducted at the high pressures and temperatures of the internal Earth form the basis of our knowledge about the physical and chemical processes that drive geological processes such as plate tectonics, melting to form volcanoes, and the formation and movement of fluids that concentrate precious metals into valuable ore deposits. The new facility may enable major advances in fields such as mantle geodynamics and element transport in fluids, improving our understanding of internal Earth processes and ore deposit formation and location. It also includes portable systems, which can be used in synchrotron applications.
Funding Amount 547000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities