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Remo Widmer

Remo Widmer

Research Student

M26

Biography:

2015 - 2016   Research laboratory technician at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology

2013 – 2015   M.Sc. in Earth Science, University of Bern

2010 – 2013   B.Sc. in Earth Science, University of Bern

Research themes

Mineral Sciences :

Research Interests

My research is about Zeolitic Imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs), a type of metal-organic frameworks.  I use non-amibient X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy to track structural changes and map stability fields as a function of pressure and temperature.

Research Supervision

Prof. Simon Redfern

Key Publications

Widmer, R., Gfeller, F. and Armbruster, T. (2015), Structural and Crystal Chemical Investigation of Intermediate Phases in the System Ca2SiO4Ca3(PO4)2–CaNaPO4. J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 98: 3956–3965. doi:10.1111/jace.13850

Gfeller, F., Widmer, R., Krüger, B., Galuskin, E. V., Galuskina, I. O. and Armbruster, T. (2015)
The crystal structure of flamite and its relation to Ca2 SiO4 polymorphs and nagelschmidtite.
European Journal of Mineralogy, 27: 755-769 doi:10.1127/ejm/2015/0027-2476

Widmer, R., Malsy, AK. and Armbruster, T. (2015), Effects of heat treatment on red gemstone spinel: single-crystal X-ray, Raman, and photoluminescence study. Phys Chem Minerals  42: 251. doi:10.1007/s00269-014-0716-7

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