Indium is a rare metal used to manufacture modern day products such as smartphones and LCDs. I am performing experiments on the partitioning of indium between the mineral biotite and rhyolitic melt. These experiments can be used to elucidate the conditions under which indium-bearing ores form, providing insights necessary for the successful exploration for indium-bearing ore bodies in the Earth’s crust.
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