Dr Ulli Troitzsch

Troitzsch, Ulli profile
Position Technical Officer
Department Materials Physics
Research group X-ray tomography and applications group
Office Cockcroft 4 66


  1. Henley R.W., Mernagh T., Leys C., Troitzsch U., Bevin J., Brink F., Gardner J., Knuefing L., Wheeler J., Limaye A., Turner M., Zhang Y. (2022) Potassium silicate alteration in porphyry copper-gold deposits: a case study at the giant maar-diatreme hosted Grasberg deposit, Indonesia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, in press. 
  2. Kirby R.S., King P.L., Norman M.D., Ireland T.R., Forster M., Pelton A.D., Troitzsch U., Tamura N. (2022) Formation, cooling history and age of impact events on the IIE iron parent body: Evidence from the Miles meteorite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press.
  3. Prossor L., Denham T., Brink F., Troitzsch U., Stern N. (2022) The microstratigraphic investigation of hearth features at Lake Mungo, Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 46, 103711.
  4. Anenburg M., Wykes J.L., Troitzsch U., LeLosq C., Chen J. (2021)  Iron cation vacancies in Pt(IV)-doped hematite. Materials Advances, 2, 5195-5202.
  5. De Caritat P. and Troitzsch U. (2021) Towards a Regolith Mineralogy Map of the Australian Continent. A Feasibility Study in the Darling-Curnamona-Delamerian Region. Record 2021/35. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.
  6. Saadatfar M., Brink F., Latham S., King P.L., Middleton J., Troitzsch U., Turner M., Henley R.W. (2000) High resolution 3D mapping of grain kinematics during high temperature sequestration of SO2 from flue gas by carbonate aggregates. Scientific Reports, 10, 1-12.
  7. Parvanian A.M., Salimijazi H., Shabaninejad M., Troitzsch U., Kreider P., Lipinski W., Saadatfar M. (2000) Thermochemical CO2 splitting performance of perovskite coated porous ceramics. Royal Society or Chemistry Advances, 10, 23049-23057.
  8. Palm A.B., King P.L., Renggli C.J., Hervig R.L., Dalby K.N., Herring A., Mernagh T.P., Eggins S.M., Troitzsch U., Beeching L., Kinsley L., Guagliardo P (2018) Unravelling the Consequences of SO2–Basalt Reactions for Geochemical Fractionation and Mineral Formation. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 84, 257-283.
  9. Dalby K.N., Berger, J.A., Brand H.E.A., Cairney J.M., Eder K., Eggins S.M., Herring A., Hervig R.L., Kreider P.B., Mernagh T.P., Palm A.B., Renggli C.J., Troitzsch U., Yue L., King P.L. (2018) Analytical Techniques for Probing Small-Scale Layers that Preserve Information on Gas–Solid Interactions. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 84, 103-175.
  10. King P.L., Wheeler V.M., Renggli C.J., Palm A.B., Wilson S.A., Harrison A.L., Morgan B., Nekvasil H., Troitzsch U., Mernagh T.P., Yue L., Bayon A., DiFrancesco N.J., Baile R., Kreider P.B., Lipiñski W. (2018) Gas–Solid Reactions: Theory, Experiments and Case Studies Relevant to Earth and Planetary Processes. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 84, 1-56.
  11. Tropper P., Troitzsch U., Dachs E., Benisek A. (2018) Heat capacity measurements of CaAlSiO4F from 5 to 850 K and its standard entropy. American Mineralogist 107, 1165-1168.
  12. Wurtzel J.B., Abram N.J., Lewis S.C., Bajo P., Hellstrom J.C., Troitzsch U., Heslop D. (2018) Tropical Indo-Pacific hydroclimate response to North Atlantic forcing during the last deglaciation as recorded by a speleothem from Sumatra, Indonesia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 492, 264-278.
  13. Troitzsch, U. (2017) AXAA-2017 Workshops, Conference and Exhibition. AXAA Newsletter, 1, 1-3.
  14. Henley, R.W., Brink, F.J., King, P.L., Leys, C., Ganguly, J., Mernagh, T., Middleton, J., Renggli, C.J., Sieber, M., Troitzsch, U., Turner, M. (2017) High temperature gas-solid reactions in calc-silicate Cu-Au skarn formation; Ertsberg, Papua Province, Indonesia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, in press.
  15. Ward, I., Veth, P., Prossor, L., Denham, T., Ditchfield, K., Manne, T., Kendrick, P., Byrne, C., Hook, F., Troitzsch, U. (2017) 50,000 years of archaeological site stratigraphy and micromorphology in Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 15, 344-369.
  16. Edwards, T., Grono, E., Herries, A.I.R., Brink, F.J., Troitzsch, U., Senden, T., Turner, M., Barron, A., Prossor, L., Denham, T. (2017) Visualizing scales of process: Multi-scalar geoarchaeological investigations of microstratigraphy and diagenesis at hominin bearing sites in South African karst, Journal of Archaeological Science, 83, 1-11.
  17. Kahn, M.S.H, Kayali, O. and Troitzsch, U. (2017). Effect of NaOH activation on sulphate resistance of GGBFS and binary blend pastes, Cement and Concrete Composites, 81, 49-58.
  18. King, P.L., Troitzsch, U. and Jones, T. (2017). Mineral data for coatings associated with a Pleistocene-Holocene rock art style: The Northern Running Figures of the East Alligator River region, western Arnhem Land, Australia. Data in Brief, 10, 537-543.
  19. Jones, T., Levchenko, V., King, P.L., Troitzsch, U. and Wesley, D. (2017). Radiocarbon age constraints for a Pleistocene - Holocene transition rock art style: The Northern Running Figures of the East Alligator River region, western Arnhem Land, Australia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 11, 80-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.016
  20. Hermann, J., Troitzsch, U. and Scott, D. (2016). Experimental subsolidus phase relations in the system CaCO3-CaMg(CO3)2 up to 6.5 GPA and implications for subducted marbles. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-016-1296-y
  21. Kahn, M.S.H, Kayali, O. and Troitzsch, U. (2016). Chloride binding capacity of hydrotalcite and the competition with carbonates in ground granulated blast furnace slag concrete. Materials and Structures, 49, 4609-4619. DOI 10.1617/s11527-016-0810-z.
  22. Krüger, H., Többens, D., Tropper, P. Haefeker, U., Kahlenberg, V. Fuchs, M. R., Olieric, V. and Troitzsch, U. (2015) Single-crystal structure and Raman spectroscopy of synthetic titanite analog CaAlSiO4F. Mineralogy and Petrology,109, 631-641.
  23. Henley, R. W., King, P. L., Wykes, J. L., Renggli, C. J., Brink, F. J., Clark, D. A. and Troitzsch, U. (2015) Porphyry copper deposits formed by sustained SO2 flux and chemisorption. Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2367.
  24. Burne, R. V., Moore, L. S., Christy, A. G., Troitzsch, U., King, P. L., Carnerup, A. M., Hamilton, P. J. (2014) Stevensite in the modern thrombolites of Lake Clifton, Western Australia: A missing link in microbialite mineralization? Geology, doi:10.1130/G35484.1
  25. Diaz-Pulido, G., Nash, M. C., Anthony, K. R. N., Bender, D., Opdyke, B. N., Reyes-Nivia, C., Troitzsch, U.  (2014) Greenhouse conditions induce mineralogical changes and dolomite accumulation in coralline algae on tropical reefs. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4310.
  26. Nash, M. C., Opdyke, B. N., Troitzsch, U. et al. (2012). Dolomite rich coral reef coralline algae resistant to dissolution in acidified conditions. Nature Climate Change, 3, 268-272.
  27. Nash, M. C., Troitzsch, U., Opdyke, B. N., Trafford, J. M., Russell, B. D. and Kline, D. I. (2011). First discovery of dolomite and magnesite in living coralline algae and its geobiological implications. Biogeosciences, 8, 3331-3340.
  28. Troitzsch, U. Christy, A. G. and Ellis D. J. (2010) Synthesis and crystal structure of CuZrTiO5 - a new crystal structure type. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 183, 668-675.
  29. Nabbefeld, B., Grice, K., Schimmelmann, A., Summons, R., Troitzsch, U., and Twitchett, R. J. (2008) A comparison of thermal maturity parameters between freely extracted hydrocarbons (Bitumen I) and second extract (Bitumen II) from within the kerogen matrix of Permian and Triassic sedimentary rocks. Organic Geochemistry, 41, 78-87
  30. Troitzsch, U., Christy, A. G. and Ellis, D. J. (2007) Synthesis of zirconium titanate with M-fergusonite (beta) structure. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 108, 2885-2895.
  31. Leavesley, M. and Troitzsch, U. (2007) A preliminary study into the Lavongai rectilinear Earth Mounds: an XRD and phytolith analysis, Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, 20, 245-254 (online).
  32. Troitzsch, U. (2006) TiO2-doped zirconia: crystal structure, monoclinic-tetragonal phase transition, and a new tetragonal compound Zr3TiO8. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 89, 3201-3210.
  33. Troitzsch, U., Christy, A.G. and Ellis, D.J. (2005). The crystal structure of disordered (Zr,Ti)O2 solid solution including srilankite: evolution towards tetragonal ZrO2 with increasing Zr. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 32, 504-514.
  34. Troitzsch, U. and Ellis, D.J. (2005). The ZrO2-TiO2 phase diagram. Journal of Materials Science, 40, 4571-4577.
  35. Troitzsch, U., Christy, A.G. and Ellis, D.J. (2004). Synthesis of ordered zirconium titanate (Zr,Ti)2O4 from the oxides using fluxes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 87, 2058-2063.
  36. Troitzsch, U. and Ellis, D.J. (2004) High-PT study of solid solutions in the system ZrO2-TiO2: The stability of srilankite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 16, 577-584.
  37. Troitzsch, U., Ellis, D.J. and Christy, A.G. (2003-2006). Patent: Synthesis of Ceramic Crystals. Patent Application No. 2003906410 (Australian), PCT/AU2004/001615 WO 2005049497 (International).
  38. Troitzsch, U. and Ellis, D.J. (2002) Thermodynamic properties and stability of AlF-bearing titanite CaTiOSiO4 – CaAlFSiO4, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 142, 543-563.
  39. Troitzsch, U., Ellis, D.J., Thompson, J. and Fitz-Gerald, J. (1999) Crystal structural changes in titanite along the join TiO-AlF. European Journal of Mineralogy, 6, 955 - 965.
  40. Troitzsch, U. and Ellis, D.J. (1999) The synthesis and crystal structure of CaAlFSiO4 - the Al-F analog of titanite. American Mineralogist, 84, 1162-1169.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • 2017 Troitzsch, U. (invited), King, P.L., and Tamura, N. Deciphering complex biogenic carbonates: The skeleton of coralline algae Porolithon onkodes viewed with synchrotron micro-X-ray diffraction. Crystal31, Conference of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, Bunker Bay, Australia. Crystal31 Book of Abstracts, p 4.
  • 2017 Troitzsch, U. (invited), King, P.L., and Tamura, N. Dolomite versus Mg-calcite: Combining micro-analytical techniques to identify poorly crystallized carbonates. Goldschmidt 2017, Paris, France.
  • 2017 Troitzsch, U. (invited), King, P.L., Tamura, N., Marcus, M.A., Kirby, R.S., Nash, M. C., Opdyke, B. N., Diaz-Pulido, G. Biomineralization Characterization Using Micro X-ray Diffraction. Australian X-ray Analytical Society 2017 Conference and Workshops, Melbourne.
  • 2016 Troitzsch, U., King, P.L., Tamura, N., Marcus, M.A., Kirby, R.S., Nash, M. C., Opdyke, B. N., Diaz-Pulido, G. Micron-scale characterization of magnesium-rich minerals in modern coralline algae: their compositions, crystal structures and spatial distribution. Dolomieu Conference on carbonate platforms and dolomite, Selva die Gardena, Italy.