October 2016

Past event: October 2016

On the 18th of October Sveva Corrado gave a talk in the Amphi Sequoia of IFPen Titled: Recent research activity of Academic Laboratory of Basin Analysis at Roma Tre University. New analytical techniques to constrain thermal history and structural evolution of sedimentary basins.Summary: The ALBA Research Group investigates thermal evolution of organic matter dispersed in sediments and clay minerals, to constrain tectonic evolution and structural styles of fold-and-thrust belts and passive margins. An overview of the recent research activities will be presented, with special focus on the analytical approach used to detect thermal maturity of organic matter by means of brand-new paleo-thermal indicators derived from Raman spectroscopy, in case histories where classical indicators fail. Side application to volcanic risk assessment will be also briefly addressed.