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Universal stage methods

Code: 63330
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge:
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Frane Marković - Practicum

doc. dr. sc. Frane Marković - Lectures
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Multi-axis microscope (universal stage). Adjustments of universal stage and thin sections. Determination of the vibration directions of optical inicatrix. Measurement of cleavage and twin composition planes. Plotting the results. Measurement and solution of twins. Determination of plagioclase chemical composition. Refractive index corrections. Determination of plagioclase using universal stage. Determination of pyroxene using universal stage. Determination of amphibole using universal stage. Determination of topaz using universal stage.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding of the advanced application of polarizing microscope equipped with universal stage.
Understanding the application of the universal stage microscopy methods in solving geological problems.
Ability to relate optical properties of minerals with their crystallographic and chemical properties on advanced level.
Ability to undertake an investigation by application of appropriate procedures using polarizing microscope.
  1. Međimorec, S. (1998): Kristalna optika, interna skripta, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb
  2. Sarančina, G. M. & Koževnikov, V. N. (1985): Fedrovski metoda (Opredelenie mineralov, mikrostrukturnjii analiz), Nedra, Leningrad, p.
  3. Zussman, J. (1977): Physical Methods in Determinative Mineralogy (2nd ed.), Academic Press, London, 720
6. semester
Izborni kolegiji - Regular study - Geology
Consultations schedule: