541-0948/01 – Methods of Mineralogical Analysis (MMA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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RAC20 prof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The object is to gain knowledge in phase mineralogical analysis of inorganic materials. The main focus is on powder RTG-diffraction, infrared absorption spectrophotometry and thermal methods - differential thermal analysis and thermogravimetry.These methods are complemented by optical microscopy and electron microscopy. The knowledge gained makes it possible to use the results of mineralogical phase analysis in the fields of conditioning, energy and environment.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject is focused on phase mineralogical analysis of minerals, energy raw materials, products of combustion processes, waste, mineralogical component of soils and inorganic substances in the environment.

Compulsory literature:

GOLDSTEIN J. et al. Scanning electron microscopy an X-ray microanalysis. Berlin: Springer, 2003. ISBN 978-1-4615-0215-9. GUPTA V.P. Molecular and Laser Spectroscopy. Advances and Applications. 2018, ELSEVIER, 1-362, 978-0-12-849883-5. HAMMOND CH. The basics of crystallography and diffraction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-954644-2.

Recommended literature:

ALS NELSEN J. Elements of modern X-ray physics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN 9780470973943. WASEDA Y., MATSUBARA E., ZHINADA K. X-ray diffraction crystallography. Berlin: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-3-642-16635-8. SOUKUP, D. A., B. J. BUCK and W. HARRIS. Preparing Soils for Mineralogical Analyses. ULERY, April L. and L. RICHARD DREES, ed. Methods of Soil Analysis Part 5-Mineralogical Methods. Madison, WI, USA: American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America, 2008, 2015, pp. 13-31. SSSA Book Series. DOI: 10.2136/sssabookser5.5.c2. ISBN 9780891188575. PANSU, Marc and Jacques GAUTHEYROU. Handbook of Soil Analysis. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-31211-6. ISBN 978-3-540-31210-9.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Consultation on a professional topic focusing on subject content and topic dissertation.Oral exam.


Students may be supported remotely, with materials sent to them in electronic form, specifying the student's interest in a particular method in relation to the solution of their doctoral thesis.

Other requirements

The student must be able to prepare for examination from English language articles. Experience in the handling of research is required.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Powdered RTG diffraction. Principles of method. Powdered RTG diffractometer. Instrumentation parameters affecting RTG diffraction analysis. Preparing samples. Record evaluation. Infrared absorption spectrophotometry. Thermal methods – differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetry, scanning calorimetry. Optical microscopy in passing light -- polarizing microscope. Electron microanalysis — electron microscopy combined with RTG spectroscopy. Choice of method for mineralogical phase analysis, comparison of options for individual methods.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
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2020/2021 (P0724D290001) Processing K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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