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Dr. Rainer Thomas

Section 4.3: Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building D, room 320
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1478
Fax: +49 331 288-1402
e-mail: rainer.thomas(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientific interests:
  • Fluid and melt inclusions in petrology and ore deposit research
  • Application of the Raman spectroscopy in the geosciences
  • Genesis of granite-pegmatites and the meaning of water, boron, fluorine, chlorine, phosphorus, beryllium, and the alkali elements, and the significance of alkali carbonate-rich melts and fluids
  • Melt-melt-fluid immiscibility in nature
  • Determination of the water content of natural magmatic melts


  • The relationship between granites and its pegmatites