Afifé El Korh

priv. doc. Dr. Afifé El Korh
Unité des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 6
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 89 45
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 89 70
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 42
E-mail: afife.elkorh(at)
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Key Publications of Afifé El Korh (up to ten) :
El Korh, A., Luais, B., Deloule, E., Cividini, D. (2017). Iron isotope fractionation in subduction-related high-pressure metabasites (Ile de Groix, France). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172:41.

El Korh, A., Luais, B., Boiron, M.C., Deloule, E., Cividini, D. (2017). Investigation of Ge and Ga exchange behaviour and Ge isotopic fractionation during subduction zone metamorphism. Chemical Geology 449, 165–181.

El Korh, A. (2014). Ablation behaviour of allanites during U-Th-Pb dating using a quadrupole ICP-MS coupled to a 193 nm excimer laser. Chemical Geology 371, 46–59.

El Korh, A. (2013). Ablation behaviour and constraints on the U–Pb and Th–Pb geochronometers in titanite analysed by quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry coupled to a 193 nm excimer laser. Spectrochimica Acta part B: Atomic Spectrometry 86, 75–87.

El Korh, A., Schmidt, S. Th., Vennemann, T. & Ballèvre, M. (2013). Trace element and isotopic fingerprints in HP–LT metamorphic rocks as a result of fluid-rock interactions (Ile de Groix, France). Gondwana Research 23, 880–900.

El Korh, A., Schmidt, S.Th., Ballèvre, M., Ulianov, A., Bruguier, O. (2012). Discovery of an albite gneiss from the Ile de Groix (Armorican Massif, France): geochemistry and LA-ICP-MS U–Pb geochronology of its Ordovician protolith. International Journal of Earth Sciences 101, 1169-1190.

El Korh, A., Schmidt, S. Th., Vennemann, T., Ulianov, A. (2011). Trace element and O-isotope composition of polyphase metamorphic veins of the Ile de Groix (Armorican Massif, France): implication for fluid flow during HP subduction and exhumation processes. In: Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Faryad, W., Wallis, S., Cuthbert, S. (Editors), Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism: 25 years after discovery of coesite and diamond. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 243-291.

El Korh, A., Schmidt, S.Th., Ulianov, A., Potel, S. (2009). Trace Element Partitioning in HP–LT Metamorphic Assemblages during Subduction-related Metamorphism, Ile de Groix, France: a Detailed LA-ICP-MS Study. Journal of Petrology 50, 1107–1148.

Expertise of Afifé El Korh:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Geochemical Processes
Sediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Magmatic Rocks: Formation, Metamorphism
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Time ScaleBillenial (Mio yrs)
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis

Specialties of Afifé El Korh:
1) Trace element analyses and U-Th-Pb geochronology by laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS
2) Metamorphic petrology, elemental and O isotope geochemistry of (U)HP-LT rocks
3) Trace element exchange behaviour between minerals and fluids during subduction-related metamorphism
4) (U)HP vein formation, fluid sources and transport mechanisms in subduction zones
5) Li, B, Fe and Ge distribution and isotope fractionation in convergence zones

Last update: 10/29/19
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