Behaviour of geochemici „twins“ Al/Ga and Si/Ge in different type sof acid silicite melts

01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012
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Internal investigator/coinvestigator: 
Karel Breiter
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is principal investigator
Internal collaborators: 
Lukáš Ackerman
Internal collaborators: 
Zuzana Korbelová

Aim of this project is to define contents of Ga and Ge and establish the Al/Ga- and Si/Ge-ratios in different types of natural silicate melts (granitoids) representing partial melting and following evolution (fractional crystallization, mixing, reaction with fluid) in different positions in the Earth crust. The contents of Ga and Ge will be studied in whole-rock samples and in major rock-forming minerals - quartz, feldspars, micas, and amphiboles etc. We expect to find differences in the Al/Ga- and Si/Ge-ratios not only between different rock series (differences in pT-conditions of melting and fractionation), but also among individual mineral species )differences in crystal structure). Evolution of Al/Ga- and Si/Ge-ration will be compared with the K/Rb, Zr/Hf, Nb/Ta and Y/Ho of analysed rocks. Model of Ga and Ge behaviour in magmatic process will be developed. Chemical analyses will be performed with quadrupole ICP-MS spectrometer Agilent 7500ce equipped with laser ablation system UP213.