Fundamental rock and mineral magnetism

Understanding the complex magnetic records in natural materials requires knowledge of the fundamental magnetic properties of their minerals. We investigate the common terrestrial magnetic minerals, including iron sulphides, iron oxides, iron-titanium oxides, that have origins from either chemical precipitation, biological synthesis or environmental weathering. Studies range from atomic-scale magnetic mineral structures to macro-scale fundamental rock magnetic properties.

We use state-of-the-art rock magnetic methods, advanced microscopic imaging and spectroscopic techniques, as well as methods that involve large-scale instrumentation such as neutron scattering and X-rays from synchrotron radiation.

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