Mineral Nucleation and Synthesis Lab

We are the funkiest lab in the entire GFZ. “Why?” - could one ask. The answer is easy: thanks to our lab we do not have to look for rocks and minerals, scour through continents and dig in dirt – instead we can grow our crystals– nice and clean. This is all possible with our equipment. More details on the ongoing research can be found here 1) Scattering 2) Struvite Crystallization

  • UV­-Visible Evolution 220 Spectrophotometer with a fibre optics add-on immersion probe.
  • Optical microscope Carl Zeiss Scope A1 with camera
  • Conventional hydrothermal reactors 50 mL from Parr
  • Microwave hydrothermal reactor 50 mL from Parr
  • Universal 320 Centrifuges - HETTICH
  • Water Purifier - Astacus
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer - Thermo Scientific
  • Vac Prep Q61 Sample Degas System - Micromeritics
  • Gemini VII Surface Area and Porosity - Micromeritics
  • Ultrasound Sonorex Digitec - BANDELIN
  • IKA KS 4000 IC Shaker
  • Anaerobic Chamber - Toepffer Lab Systems  


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Dr. Tomasz Stawski
Interface Geochemistry

Building C, room 121
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-27511

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Dr. Jörn-Erik Hövelmann
Interface Geochemistry

Building C, room 128
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-28703