Gruppenfoto AG Analytische Mineralogie
The Analytical Mineralogy group
Gruppenfoto AG Analytische Mineralogie
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Transfer of a sample to the TEM holder Transfer of a sample to the TEM holder Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The Analytical Mineralogy group in Jena - Prof. Dr. Falko Langenhorst - at a glance!

Our research topics include

  • meteorites and impacts
  • mineralogy of the Earth's interior
  • processes on mineral surfaces and bio-geo interactions
  • material science and analytical methods


Our methods of choice are high-resolution transmission and scanning electron microscopy, the application of electron crystallography as well as analyses using electron energy loss and X-ray emission spectroscopy.

Studying the small scale in order to understand the processes and interactions on the larger scale is the central theme of our research.


postal address:

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Bereich Mineralogie
Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 10
07745 Jena