Abstracts information

Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2013

Conference abstracts will be provided to participants on a CD; a printed version (booklet) will also be available.
Participants are kindly requested to send their abstracts before May 15, 2013, to the e-mail address mineralogie@univie.ac.at.

Please indicate in your e-mail whether you prefer poster or oral presentation.
Participance will be notified of the receipt and acceptance of their abstract in due time. Final decision on either oral or poster presentation will only be possible after all contributions have been received; participants will be notified by e-mail presumably around the end of May.

- British English should be preferred.
- The abstract should have a maximum of two pages.
- The abstract should be submitted as Word file. Save your file as*.docx
   (Word 2007 or higher) or *.doc (older Word versions).
- Please embed figures and tables in the text. For high print quality,
   however, we kindly ask you to submit photographs, line drawings, etc.,
   as separate files (*.tif, *.eps, *.bmp, *.jpg) in addition to the abstract itself.

Please, download the Abstract template here: AbstractTemplate_CORALS.dot

Oral presentations (*.PPT or *.PPTX or *.PDF) are allocated 15 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion.
Posters should be A0 or A0-oversize, portrait format.



It is planned to publish a number of invited review papers summarising diverse aspects and applications of luminescence spectroscopy and imaging, in a special issue of the Springer journal Mineralogy & Petrology.

Title: Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging: Analytical advances and perspectives in the Earth sciences and related disciplines.

This issue is planned to be released in the Spring, 2013; so it will be available by the time the conference starts. The three conference organisers (L. Nasdala, Vienna, Austria; J. Götze, Freiberg, Germany; J.M. Hanchar, St. John’s, Canada) will be guest editors of that special issue.

The list of articles includes the following contributions:

Lutz Nasdala, Jens Götze, and John M. Hanchar: Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging: Analytical advances and perspectives in the Earth sciences and related disciplines.

Vincent Barbin: Application of cathodoluminescence microscopy to recent and past biological materials: a decade of progress.

Michael Gaft and Gerard Panczer: Laser-induced time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy of minerals: a powerful tool for studying the nature of emission centres.

Jens Götze, Hans-Peter Schertl, Rolf D. Neuser, Ulf Kempe, and John M. Hanchar: Optical microscope-cathodoluminescence (OM–CL) imaging as a powerful tool to reveal internal textures of minerals.

Thomas Hainschwang, Stefanos Karampelas, Emmanuel Fritsch, and Franck Notari: Luminescence spectroscopy and microscopy applied to study gem materials: a case study of C centre containing diamonds.

Christoph Lenz, Dominik Talla, Katja Ruschel, Radek Škoda, Jens Götze, and Lutz Nasdala : Factors affecting the Nd3+ (REE3+) luminescence of minerals.

Colin M. MacRae, Nick C. Wilson, and Aaron Torpy: Hyperspectral cathodoluminescence.

Lutz Nasdala, Dieter Grambole, and Katja Ruschel: Review of effects of radiation damage on the luminescence emission of minerals, and the example of He-irradiated CePO4.

Marion A. Stevens-Kalceff: Cathodoluminescence microanalysis of silica and amoorphized quartz.