INDIMEDEA Collaborators

  Prof. MARIA CHIARA DOMENEGHETTI

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell'Ambiente, University of Pavia, Italy

I am a mineralogist and my field of interest developed in the crystal-chemistry of rock-forming minerals, mainly pyroxenes. In particular I studied, by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, both thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of order-disorder reactions.

For this project I am investigating the thermal expansion behaviour of natural minerals that frequently occur as inclusions in diamonds, and their synthetic analogues.

Chiara Domeneghetti


  Dr. JAVIER GONZALEZ-PLATAS

Departamento de Fisica Fundamental II, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

My main research activity is focused in the structure determination by X-ray diffraction and also in the developments of crystallographic software for this scientific community. In recent years, I have focused my research in the structure determination and related properties under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure as part of the MALTA-Consolider Spanish project (www.malta-consolider.com).

Javier Gonzalez-Platas


  Dr. MAURO PRENCIPE

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, University of Torino, Italy

My main field of research is centered on the ab-initio simulation of structure and properties of crystalline materials, with particular reference to minerals.

For INDIMEDEA project I will mainly focus on the thermo-elastic properties of phases typically found as inclusions in diamonds (thermal expansion, bulk modulus, and their behaviour as function of both pressure and temperature).

Mauro Prencipe