CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits

ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES MODULE

LEADER: Leonid Danyushevsky

This Module explores and develops novel analytical and data interpretation techniques based on the latest technological and algorithmic developments, which enable research into understanding the origin, exploration and exploitation of deep earth resources.

Research is focussed on expanding the capabilities of laser ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for geological applications, development of algorithms for big data knowledge discovery, modelling of geological processes, analytical data reduction, and the development of new, user friendly software packages.

This is achieved through the following three themes:

THEME 1 - ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Fundamentals of ICP-MS
  • Fundaments of laser ablation
  • Element mapping by LA-ICP-MS
  • Calibration standards for LA-ICP-MS
  • LA-ICP-MS instrumentation development
  • U-Pb dating

THEME 2 - ALGORITHMS AND SOFTWARE FOR GEOCHEMICAL MODELLING AND ANALYTICAL DATA PROCESSING

  • LA-ICP-MS data reduction software
  • Modelling of crystallisation and melting processes

THEME 3 - COMPUTATIONAL KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY FOR GEOSCIENCE

  • Target generation and geology map refinement from data-driven computation
  • Technique development in computational knowledge discovery from High-D data
  • Geodata analytics, visualisation and decisions