Niels Hulsbosch is a FWO postdoctoral researcher who focusses on the quantification of differentiation processes in evolved felsic magma systems and their role in the enrichment of critical rare metals, such as lithium, niobium, tantalum, tin and tungsten. Niels Hulsbosch investigates the geochemistry of the bulk, mineral and inclusion record of natural rocks in order to constrain the composition, temperature and pressure of the metal-carrying melts and fluids responsible for the formation of the magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits. The differentiation processes are quantified on the basis of numerical modelling. His expertise within the group consists of laser ablation–ICP-MS, Raman spectroscopy and cold-seal autoclave experiments on mineral, melt and fluid inclusions.
KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals – Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – Leuven 3001, Belgium
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