Barb Dutrow

Geology and Geophysics

Louisiana State University

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Activities (4)

Modeling Exsolution (and Perthite Formation) as an Example of Complex-System Behavior part of Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Students use a physical model, computer simulation, examples from the natural world, visualizations, and overarching thought experiments to explore this phenomenon. Exsolution embodies attributes of a complex ...

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Essay (1)

Minerals as recorders of complex systems with coupled processes part of Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Barb Dutrow, Louisiana State University The intrinsic beauty and aesthetic of minerals are only outclassed by the chemical information tucked inside - minerals can be excellent recorders of complexity found in the ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Teaching Spatial Thinking in Mineralogy, Structural Geology, and Sedimentology & Stratigraphy: Tools and Strategies from Cognitive Science Research part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Spatial visualization is an essential skill in the STEM disciplines, including the geological sciences. Undergraduate students, including geoscience majors in upper-level courses, bring a wide range of spatial ...

Other Contributions (2)

Single-crystal X-ray Diffraction part of Nanotechnology in STEM:Methods
Single-crystal X-ray Diffraction is a non-destructive analytical technique which provides detailed information about the internal lattice of crystalline substances, including unit cell dimensions, bond-lengths, ...

X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRD) part of Nanotechnology in STEM:Methods
X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) is a rapid analytical technique primarily used for phase identification of a crystalline material and can provide information on unit cell dimensions. The analyzed material is finely ...