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Professor of Mineralogy
Università di Trieste, Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze
Scientific Activity: 

Crystal chemistry of minerals from mafic and ultramafic rocks and their application in petrology and thermodynamics. Synthetic Spinels, influence of temperature and pressure on cations exchange. 

Recent Publications: 

  • Lenaz D., O'Driscoll B., Princivalle F. (2011) - Petrogenesis of the anorthosite - chromitite association: crystal-chemical and petrological insights from the Rum Layered Intrusion, NW Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162: 1201-1213. DOI 10.1007/s00410-011-0647-y
  • Princivalle F., Martignago F., NESTOLA F., dal negro a., (2012) Kinetics of cation distribution in synthetic Mg(Al, Fe3+)2O4 spinels. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 633–643. DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2012/0024-2223.
  • Lenaz D., Skogby H., Logvinova A.M., Sobolev N.V., Princivalle F. (2013). A micro-Mössbauer study of chromites included in diamond and other mantle-related rocks. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 40, 671-679.  DOI: 10.1007/s00269-013-0602-8
  • PRINCIVALLE F., DE MIN A., LENAZ D., SCARBOLO M., ZANETTI A. (2014). Ultramafic xenoliths from Damaping (Hannuoba region, NE-China): Petrogenetic implications from crystal chemistry of pyroxenes, olivine and Cr-spinel and trace element content of clinopyroxene. LITHOS, 188, 3-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.10.013.