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Experimental Petrology Laboratory  

Experimental Petrology Laboratory



The Department of Earh Sciences in Milano has an extensive history in high pressure experimental petrology and geochemistry, maintaining a high pressure laboratory for more than 30 years. At present, we possess a fully-equipped high pressure experimental laboratory boasting one of the largest collections of apparatus in Italy devoted to the synthesis of fluids, minerals and glasses at controlled pressure, temperature and redox conditions. Experimental products aim to reproduce in a small world processes undergoing in the Earth’s interior.



Stefano Poli

Patrizia Fumagalli

Simone Tumiati

Giulio Borghini




Rocking press
700 ton O-frame press, programmable 180° overturns
A multianvil module can be exchanged with an end-loaded piston-cylinder module

Capsule-piercing QMS
Volatile content of fluids is analyzed using a capsule-piercing device connected to a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS).
The reactor is conditioned with Ar through a five-way valve. The flow rate is selected through a mass flow controller. Lines are heated to 80°C in order to avoid water condensation.




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