Research conducted by CAGE's members
- Formation of the Solar System, infall of the presolar molecular cloud and evolution of the accretion disk
- Formation of the first solids and the first planetesimals in the Solar accretion disk
- Formation of the satellites of the terrestrial planets
- Accretion and primordial differenciation of the Earth and other terrestrial planets
- Chemical composition of deep Earth reservoirs (core and mantle)
- Physico-chemical properties of deep Earth minerals and rocks (e.g. silicate minerals and rocks, solid and molten iron alloys)
- Isotopic fractionnation linked to the formation of the Earth's core.
- Origin and evolution of planetary atmospheres
- Hadean and archean Earth
- Geochemical cycles, mantle geochemistry
Scanning electron microscopy (FEG/SEM) and focused ion beam (FIB)
The CAGE group operates two electron microscopes for the institute. A FEG (field emission) instrument for high resolution imaging up to 1,000,000x magnification, a high-current (SEM/EDX) instrument for quantitative chemical mapping at high magnification, and nanopatterning or TEM thin section preparation on a ion-beam source (FIB).
The microscopes are open for non-IPGP users, and more information can be found on the service's website microscopy.ipgp.fr