Second Circular
December, 2000
 
 
EUROPEAN MINERALOGICAL UNION
 
 
Solid Solutions in Silicate and Oxide Systems of Geological Importance
 
3rd EMU Short Course and Workshop
 
 
Lübeck, Germany
June 24 - 29, 2001
 
 
 
IMPORTANT DEADLINES
 
 February 15, 2001:Application for grants (submission of registration form, 
                           grant application form and abstract)
 March 1, 2001: Registration/Application, payment of registration fee, submission of abstract
 April 15, 2001: Third circular (for registered participants only)
 
 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
 
C. A. Geiger
 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
 Institut für Geowissenschaften
 Olshausenstr. 40
 24098 Kiel, Germany
 
E-Mail: chg@min.uni-kiel.de
 
Phone: (00 49) (4 31) 8 80 - 28 95
Fax: (00 49) (4 31) 8 80 - 44 57 
 
 
Organized by
European Mineralogical Union (EMU) and  Institut für Geowissenschaften der CAU zu Kiel
 
Sponsored by
Volkswagen-Stiftung
EU Socrates/Erasmus Program

Recognized by
Mineralogical Society of America
International Mineralogical Association
 
 
 
Scientific Director of the Workshop / Short Course:  Charles A. Geiger (University of Kiel)
 
Local Organizing Committee:  Charles A. Geiger & Dietrich Ackermand (University of Kiel)
 
President of EMU:  David J. Vaughan (Manchester)
 
Executive Committee of EMU (2000-2004): W. F. Müller, Darmstadt (Past President)
Th. Armbruster, Bern & F. Scordari, Bari (Vice President),
S. Arps, Leiden (Treasurer), Herta Effenberger, Vienna (Secretary)
 
  
 
 
 
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP / SHORT COURSE
 
Oxide and Silicate Solutions of Geological Importance
 
Silicate structures are characterized by their ability to form solid solutions stable over wide ranges of pressure and temperature. Within the Earth Sciences, a key area of research is in the investigation of the thermodynamic and physical properties of such solid-solutions. A good physical description and, more importantly, an understanding of the solid solution process for many important rock-forming silicates is not at hand. 
 
New methods (e.g.spectroscopies) do, however, permit the characterization of local microscopic properties bearing on the solid-solution process. In addition, developments in computation sciences (e.g. static lattice energy and quantum mechanical calculations) allow ‘simulation experiments’ at the atomistic level and the energetics behind the solid solution process to be examined. 
 
This workshop/short course will review and analyze the microscopic and macroscopic properties of silicate and oxide solid solutions and explore new methodologies bearing on their formation, stability and energetics. An emphasis will be placed on understanding how the microscopic properties influence or control the macroscopic properties and the energetic effects associated with the solid solution process. 
 
 
 
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
 
- Basic theory and quantum mechanics
- Atomistic modeling and empirical pair potentials
- Solution modeling and macroscopic thermodynamic properties
- Physical properties and relationships
- Short-range microscopic structural properties
- Long-range microscopic structural properties
- Configurational entropy calculations (LRO & SRO)
- Phase equilibrium experiments and thermodynamic data bases
- Direct experimental measurements (calorimetry)
- TEM investigations
- Trace elements
- Magnetic properties
- Glasses 
 
 
Speakers:
 
V. Heine, M. Dove, M. Carpenter (Cambridge), G. Grimvall (Stockholm), Ganguly (Tucson), R. Oberti (Pavia), 
Th. Will (Würzburg), V. Urusov (Moscow), C. Geiger (Kiel), N. Allan (Bristol), P. Richet (Paris), D. Veblen (Baltimore), 
R. Harrison, V. Vinograd (Muenster).
 
 
Poster Session 
 
Posters will be presented and time for discussion will be made on June 26th and 28th. 
 
 
 
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
 
June 24 (Sunday)
 afternoon: Registration
 evening: Welcoming party/Dinner
 
June 25 (Monday)
 morning–afternoon: Opening & Lectures
 evening: walking tour of Lübeck
 
June 26 (Tuesday)
 morning: Lectures
 afternoon: Lectures, Discussion, & Posters
 
June 27 (Wednesday)
 morning: Lectures
afternoon: free
 
June 28 (Thursday)
 morning: Lectures
 afternoon: Lectures, Discussion, & Posters
 
Friday 29 (Friday)
 morning: Lectures
 
 
 
LOCATION
 
The Workshop will be held at the Mövenpick Hotel, in Lübeck, Germany. It  is located close to the famous Holsten Tor. The city of Lübeck is a well-known Hansa City. Information on the city can be found under the home page:  http://www.deutschland-tourismus.de/d/dest_cities_luebeck_d.html 
 
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hotel Mövenpick http://www.moevenpick-hotels.ch/hotels/default.asp?id=59 (single DM 150,- and double DM 170,-). Rooms costing between DM 75 and DM 125 have been reserved at the Hotel 'Klassik' (Tel.:(-451) 702980; Fax (-451) 73778). E-mail: info@klassik-hotel.com Mention Solid-Solution Workshop to obtain special rates.
Rooms for groups of 4 to 5 people have also been reserved at the Lübeck Youth Hostel  http://lbs.hh.schule.de/lernorte/nordmark/luebjh_.htm (about DM 30,- per person) located not far from the city center and a 20 minute walk to the Hotel Mövenpick. Other hotels can be found on the City homepage.
Reservations must be made by the applicants directly with the Hotels/Youth Hostel. The organizing committee will not make bookings. June and July are main vacation months for northern Germany and Hotels fill up quickly. Make your reservations as soon as possible !
 
 
 
APPLICATION AND PAYMENT
 
To apply for the workshop please complete the enclosed Application Form and send it to the Organizing Committee by March 1, 2001, together with the registration fee. The workshop is limited to about 60 participants.
 
Registration fee
 
(EUR 150,-)  includes participation in the Workshop, one copy of the EMU Notes in Mineralogy Vol. 3, lunch and refreshments during breaks.
 
Payment
 
All payments should be made in EURO (EUR) either by bank transfer or check to the account of the Workshop. Please address your bank transfer (Titel: LubeckWorkshop) as follows: Account number: 25331505; Bankleitzahl: 210 501 70 - 'SWIFT KILADE21KIE', Sparkasse Kiel, Postfach 2820, 24027 Kiel; (Tel.:(-431) 592-3252).
 
Cancellation
 
Once an application/registration for the workshop has been accepted, the fee is NOT refundable.
 
 
 
GRANTS
 
Grants for a reimbursement of the application/registration fee and for living expenses will be available for some participants. Payment will be made at the workshop and not before. Applicants must fill in and return the grant application form, together with their application form, to arrive by February 15, 2001 (see below). Applicants will be informed of the grant decision via e-mail or fax in early March. There is no funding for travel expenses.
 
Priorities for the selection of grant applications
 
Grant awards will be made on basis of the scientific background of the applicant, the submission and acceptance of an abstract/poster, and economic need.
 
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Travel to Lübeck
 
By air
There are daily flights to Hamburg and Hannover from many European and North American cities. Lübeck can be reached from Hamburg by airport bus or from the main train station in Hamburg. The trip from Hamburg to Lübeck is about 1 hour. 
 
By train
Lübeck can be easily reached by train from all major German cities. The trip from Hannover by train is about 2.5 hours.
 
 
Visa
 
A valid passport may be required by some participants. Please apply in due time for a visa whenever necessary. Those who need a personal invitation to attend the Workshop/Short Course check the relevant box in their registration form.
 
 
Weather in Lübeck (Average for late June)
 
Temperatures can be mild to warm. It rains often (bring rain coat and umbrella).
 
 
 
GECTS Credits
 
The school is part of the inter-university Intensive Program on Solid Solutions (sponsored by the EU Socrates/Erasmus program) of the following universities: ELTE Budapest, BBU Cluj, TU Darmstadt, U. Manchester, U. Torino, U. Kiel, U. Pisa, U. Vienna, U. Cambridge, U. Salzburg. Students coming from other universities may join the IP (at their own expense) in order to obtain ECTS credits. For further details please contact the Organizing Committee.
 
 
 
SAMPLE ABSTRACTS
 
AUTHOR, A. (Affiliation, City without further address, Country), AUTHOR, B. (Affiliation, City without further address, Country) & AUTHOR, C. (Affiliation, City without further address, Country)
 
The abstract should be printed camera-ready on white A/4 sheet into a box 15 cm in width and 22.5 cm in height. Camera-ready tables or figures should be set within this area. The abstract should not exceed one page.
Title: bold capital letters, left aligned. Leave one blank line after the title. Author(s): family name with capital letters, after a comma give the initials of the other name(s) only. Each author’s name should be followed by her/his affiliation in parentheses, with city and country only. If two or more authors have the same affiliation, it should be given only once after the name of the last author of the same institution. Underline the name of the communicating author. Leave one blank line after the authors’ block. Text should be single spaced and justified, if a word processor is used. Preferred font: Times 12 pts. Please do not use smaller font size than 12 pts. Use laser printer or other letter quality printer.
Indent each paragraph by 0.5 cm.
Leave one blank line before subtitles (if any), but do not leave blank lines after subtitles. Subtitles should be indented and underlined.
References should be cited in the body of the text as follows: one author: (FLINTSTONE, 1998) or RISIGALLO (2001), two authors: (POLEVOY & SHPAT, 1999) or POLEVOY & SHPAT (1999), more than two authors: (BUNTES et al., 2000) etc.
List of references should be printed using 10 pts letters under a subtitle as follows (hanging indent 0.5 cm, not justified).
 
 
 
REFERENCES
 
BUNTES, F.E., KUPFER, C.U., & GLAS, S. (2000). Bornit-Monographie. Alberti Verlag, Wien. 320 p.
 
FLINTSTONE, F. (1998). Real structure of opal. 342–356. in: CHERT, Y. (ed.) Silica Minerals. Kiesel & Sons, Silicon Valley. 564 p.
 
POLEVOY, A.A. & SHPAT, B.B. (1999). Mineral. Zhurnal, 26: 345–356.
 
RISIGALLO, A.S. (2001): Aperiod. Mineral., 54: 65–76.
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY 2000




Solid Solutions 2001 - APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FORM
 
 
This form must be received by March 1, 2001.
 
 
Grant applicants should send this form together with their grant application form.
to C.A. Geiger, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Kiel University, Olshausenstr. 40
D-24098 Kiel, Germany, Fax: -431 880-4457, E-mail: chg@min.uni-kiel.de
 
 
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Registration fee:   EUR 150
 
 
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I need a personal invitation to obtain a visa ¨.
 
 
 
 
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SOLID SOLUTIONS 2001 - GRANT APPLICATION FORM
 
 
This form must be received by February 15, 2001, together with the Registration Form!
by C.A. Geiger, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Kiel University, Olshausenstr. 40
D-24098 Kiel, Germany, Fax: (-431) 880-4457, E-mail: chg@min.uni-kiel.de
 
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I am applying for waiving my registration fee and for funding for living expenses.  ¨
 
 
I declare that in case of a positive decision on my grant application I will be able to cover my travel costs 
 
to and from Lübeck. (No funding is available for travel expenses.)
 
 

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Please attach a copy of the abstract of the poster you wish to present at the workshop.
 
 
 
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