Minerals, Organics, and Water in 3D view — 11 am–5 pm, July 7 (Sun), 2019

Recent development of analytical techniques brought us new insights into three-dimensional structures of extraterrestrial materials in multiscale from centimeters to sub-nanometer.

Tomographic analysis is a non-destructive technique that can reveal 3D distributions of minerals, organic matter, fluid inclusions in limited and scientifically valuable samples such as primitive meteorites, cometary dust, and past/future return samples. Microscale inhomogeneities of asteroidal and cometary materials are uncovered by 3D structural analysis with multi-wavelength light and ions.

In this workshop, we discuss destructive/non-destructive 3D analysis and frontiers of 3D analytical techniques applicable to extraterrestrial materials and future return samples by Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx.

The world is 3D!

The deadline for abstracts is April 24, 2019, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5).

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1: Download the appropriate template

Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template

Step 3: Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB)

Step 4: Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file

The workshop will have a program with 6 keynote and a few contributed talks, and poster presentations.
The confirmed keynote speakers and the topics to be addressed are below:

X-ray tomography

  • Laboratory tomography: Denton Ebel (American Museum of Natural History)
  • SR-based microtomography/XRD tomography: Masayuki Uesugi (JASRI SPring-8)
  • SR-based nanotomograohy: Akira Tsuchiyama (Ritsumeikan University/Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry)

IR tomography — Rosario Brunetto (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS)

Atom probe tomography — Luke Daly (University of Glasgow)

TEM tomography and FIB/SEM serial sectioning — Hiroshi Jinnai (Tohoku University)

*For the participants who attend the welcome party after the workshop, the workshop will end by 5 pm and it is about 5 min walk from the Conference Hall to Hokkaido University Museum.

Workshop Organizers: Akira Tsuchiyama (Ritsumeikan University/Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry), Aki Takigawa (Kyoto University)

Registration for the workshop

There is no registration fee for this workshop.