CORALS–2013 Conference
(Conference on Raman and Luminescence Spectroscopy in the Earth Sciences)
Wien, Austria, July 3-6, 2013


July 1–2   Pre-conference PhD student course on luminescence spectroscopy
July 3 before 13:30
Registration, coffee
Keynote lecture I: Olivier Beyssac
  14:30–14:50 Boonsue (Raman): The Tissint Martian meteorite: Raman spectroscopic characteristics of high-pressure polymorphs in melt pockets
  14:50–15:10 Ende (Raman): Comparison of band shift and autocorrelation analyses on temperature-dependent Raman spectra
  15:10–15:30 Wierzbicka-W. (Lumin): Photoluminescent properties of lanthanide-doped sorosilicates
  15:30–15:15 Kotova (Lumin): Micro-texture and cathodoluminescence (CL) characteristics of high-purity quartz from Russia
  17:00–18:30 Ice breaker  
  18:30–19:30 Public lecture at the Natural History Museum:
Thomas Hainschwang [GGTL Laboratories, Gemlab (Liechtenstein), Balzers, Liechtenstein]: When gemstones glow: emission phenomena of diamond, ruby, sapphire & Co
July 4 09:30–10:15 Keynote lecture II: Richard Taylor
  10:15–10:35 Veligura (Lumin): Ionoluminescence in Helium Ion Microscopy
  Coffee break  
  11:00–11:40 Gaft (Lumin): Laser-induced time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy of minerals: a powerful tool for studying the nature of emission centres
  11:40–12:00 Kayama (Lumin): Quantitative application of cathodoluminescence microscopy and spectroscopy to earth and planetary sciences
  12:00–12:20 Riesen (Lumin): FLN, spectral hole-burning and slow light in natural and lab-grown emerald
  Lunch break
  14:15–15:00 Keynote lecture III: Colin M. MacRae
  15:00–15:20 Matysova (Lumin): CL as a tool for identification of diagenetic changes in Permian silicified wood – evidence of U and V mobility
  15:20–15:40 Götze (Lumin): Origin and significance of the yellow cathodoluminescence (CL) of quartz
  16:00–16:20 Wanthanachaisaeng (Lumin): Investigation of Be-treated sapphire by  luminescence spectroscopy
  16:20– Poster viewing and drinks
  18:30 till late Conference dinner
(Heuriger, 1190 Wien-Nussdorf)
July 5 09:30–10:15 Keynote lecture IV: Quentin Williams
  10:15–10:35 Kaliwoda (Raman): Characterisation of different synthetic sodalites doped with Molybdenum and Tungsten by means of Raman spectroscopy
  Coffee break  
  11:00–11:20 Trittschack (Raman): The dehydroxylation of serpentine minerals: an in situ micro-FTIR and micro-Raman spectroscopy study
  11:20–11:40 MacRae : Zircon zonation and metamictisation revealed by cathodoluminescence and chemical imaging and analysis
  11:40–12:00 Stevens-Kalceff (Lumin): Amorphised Quartz - evidence from cathodoluminescence microanalysis of silicon dioxide polymorphs
  12:00–12:20 Götze (Lumin): Cathodoluminescence (OM–CL) imaging as a powerful tool to reveal internal textures of minerals
  Lunch break  
  14:15–15:00 Keynote lecture V: Lorenzo Maschio
  15:00–15:20 Chuenpee (Lunin); Thermoluminescence dating on iron smelting furnaces at Buriram Province, northeastern area of Thailand
  15:20–16:00 Hanchar (Lumin): Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of trivalent REEs: A useful tool for materials characterization
  16:20–16:25 Closure
  16:25– Drinks
July 6 Post-conference field trips and museum tour (see below)

Field trip and museum tour:
July 6, 2013


Field trip to Burgenland:

08:00: start by bus from the UZA2, Althanstr. 14
Morning: Bernstein im Burgenland
   - exploration of serpentinite (Kanitzriegel)
   - Felsenmuseum in Bernstein (Link)
Lunch break.
Afternoon: either Bergbaumuseum Goberling (antimonite) (Link) or visit of the Castle Schlaining.
Stop for a light meal in a local winery or restaurant.
Evening: arrival at the UZA2 ca. 20:00

Fee: 85.00 (includes bus transportation with English guide, meals, all entrance fees)

Museum visit:

10:00: meeting point (map) at the Natural History Museum Vienna (Link)
Visit of the mineral, gemstone and meteorite collections of the Museum.
Guide: Dr. Vera M. F. Hammer (chief curator of the mineral and gemstone collection, NHM Wien).
12:00: Closure.

Fee: € 10.00 (includes English guide and entrance fee)