Our research projects couple field work, laboratory-based measurements and thermodynamic and numerical modeling in order to provide quantitative and physically-based tools for interpreting common microstructures in rocks. The basis for our current research was established during the ERC starting grant to Lucie Tajcmanova (2013-2018) https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/109320/factsheet/en.

The laboratory-based work involves application of high resolution material science analytical devices which help us to reveal the three-dimensional size, shape and distribution of microstructural features down to the micro/nanometre-scale. The quantification of the processes is focused on phase equilibria modelling and description through chemical potential relationships which control the mass transfer in rocks as well as on advanced modelling of the interplay between mineral reactions and deformation. In this section, you can have a look at current projects and methods we use to solve the scientific tasks.