Crosby Seminar Series: Analía Yanil Dall'Asén

Thursday, March 17, 2022
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
TRC 123

My Sabbatical Leave in the Time of COVID-19 (Fall 2020)
Analía Dall'Asén, Minnesota State University

During my sabbatical leave in the fall semester of 2020, I mainly worked on studying several fragments of carbonaceous chondritic meteorites. These meteorites are considered the most primitive surviving materials from our solar system, and thus, can contribute to understanding how planets formed from dust by experimentally analyzing their physical properties (mineralogical and elemental composition, structure, topography, etc.). In this talk, I will discuss my sabbatical and long-term research projects into the characterization of these relics using Raman spectroscopy, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and energy disperse X-ray spectroscopy, done with MSU-Mankato undergraduate and graduate students, and with the adjustments needed due to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Optional Attendance on Zoom: 
Password available from Dr. Dall'Asen (analia.dallasen at


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