About: Laura Spina

diegoMy research topics deal with the effects of different decompression paths on the bubble dynamics (i.e., nucleation, growth, coalescence and fragmentation) in magma. In order to analyze the dynamics of magmatic fluid subjected to various decompression histories, a properly developed shock tube will be used. Decompression experiments will be carried out on synthetic analog material, likewise silicon oil plus analog-crystals, as well as on experimentally hydrated silicate melts of phonolitic composition, and natural melts. In order to shed light on the ongoing fluid dynamics we will use an high speed camera. Further, the product of fragmented magma, will be properly analyzed.

Mail: laura.spina@unipg.it
Phone: +39 075 585 2607

Dept. of Physics and Geology
University of Perugia
Piazza dell’Università
06123 PERUGIA (IT)

Selected Publications:

  • Spina, L., Cimarelli, C., Scheu, B., Di Genova, D., Dingwell, D.B. (2016) – On the slow decompressive response of volatile- and crystal-bearing magmas: An analogue experimental investigation, Source of the Document Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 433, pp. 44-53
  • Spina, L., Scheu, B., Cimarelli, C., Arciniega-Ceballos, A., Dingwell, D.B. (2016) – Time scales of foam stability in shallow conduits: Insights from analogue experiments, Source of the Document Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17 (10), pp. 4179-4194.
  • Spina, L., Taddeucci, J., Cannata, A., (…), Sesterhenn, J., Dingwell, D.B. (2017) Time-series analysis of fissure-fed multi-vent activity: a snapshot from the July 2014 eruption of Etna volcano (Italy), Source of the Document Bulletin of Volcanology, 79 (7), 51