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Unité Matériaux et Transformations

Unité Matériaux et Transformations
CNRS UMR 8207 - Université Lille 1

Director : Alexandre Legris

Deputy Director : Patrice Woisel

Main office Tel : +33 (0) 320 43 49 67
Fax : + 33 (0) 320 43 65 91

UMET - Mineral Physics

UMET - Mineral Physics

Group leader: Patrick Cordier


The Mineral Physics group studies the evolution of materials during the formation of the solar system and the dynamics of planetary bodies. The team applies concepts and methods from materials science and physical metallurgy to problems relevant for the origin and the evolution of planets.

Historically, the team studied microstructures in minerals using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The research subject was then extended to experimental work, both using thermal processes and high pressure devices (diamond anvil cells, piston-cylinder, etc). The team also develops a strong activity in numerical modeling using multi-scale methods, relying on a local computing cluster at Université de Lille and national facilities (IDRIS).

Current projets

Thesis defended since 2006

UMET - Mineral Physics


Ongoing projects


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