[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE180100160]
Researchers Prof Simon George; Prof John Paterson; Prof Martin Van Kranendonk; A/Prof Jochen Brocks; Dr Neil Sherwood; Prof Dorrit Jacob; A/Prof Alexander Fuerbach; A/Prof Glenn Brock; Dr Stefan Löhr; Dr Stephen Sestak
Brief description This project aims to build a femtosecond-laser, micropyrolysis gas-chromatographmass spectrometer. The facility will have the capability to selectively analyse very small petrographically-recognisable organic components, hence bridging the analytical gap between organic petrography and organic geochemistry. The project aims to understand the early evolution of life, the response of the biosphere to mass extinction, the migration of fluids in petroleum reservoirs, the heterogeneity of organic matter in shale gas reservoirs, and the composition of macromolecules in biominerals and macerals. The facility will contribute to a broad range of Australia’s theoretical and applied problems in geoscience and geobiology.
Funding Amount $297,463
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities