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Cosmochemistry, Astrophysics and Geophysical Experimentation




1.         Chaussidon, M., Z. Deng, J. Villeneuve, J. Moureau, F. Richter and F. Moynier (2017). "In situ analysis of non-traditional isotopes by SIMS and LA-MC-ICP-MS: key aspects and the example of Mg isotopes in olivines and silicate glasses." Review in mineralogy and geochemistry 82: 127-164.

2.         Creech, J., F. Moynier and N. Badullovich (2017). "Tin stable isotope analysis of geological materials by double-spike MC-ICPMS." Chemical Geology in press.

3.         Creech, J., J. Baker, M. Handler, J. Lorand, M. Storey, F. Moynier and M. Bizzarro (2017). "Late accretion history of terrestrial planets inferred from stable isotopes." GPL 2: 94-104.

4.         Day, J., F. Moynier, A. Meshik, O. Pradivtseva and D. Petit (2017). "Evaporative fractionation of volatile elements during the first nuclear detonation." Science Advances Accepted.

5.         Girault, F., F. Perrier, M. Moreira, B. Zanda, P. Rochette and Y. Teiltler (2017). "Effective radium-226 concentration in meteorites." geochimica cosmochimica acta accepted.

6.         Hewins, R., B. Zanda, H. Leroux, M. Humayun, A. Nemchin, J. P. Lorand, S. Pont, D. Deldicque, J. Bellucci, P. Beck, H. Leroux, L. Remusat, C. Göpel, M. Grange, A. Kennedy and M. J. Whitehouse (2017). "Regolith breccia Northwest Africa 7533: Mineralogy and petrology with implications for early Mars." Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences 52: 89-124.

7.         Jaupart, E., S. Charnoz and M. Moreira (2017). "Primordial atmosphere incorporation in planetary embryos and the origin of terrestrial Neon." Icarus accepted.

8.         Kato, C., F. Moynier, J. Foriel, F. Teng and I. Puchtel (2017). "The gallium isotopic composition of the bulk silicate Earth." Chemical Geology 448: 164-172.

9.         Madureira, P., C. Rosa, A. F. Marques, P. Silva, M. Moreira, C. Hamelin, J. Relvas, N. Lourenço, P. Conceição, M. Pinto de Abreu and F. Barriga (2017). "The 1998-2001 submarine lava balloon eruption at the Serreta Ridge (Azores archipelago): constraints from volcanic facies architecture, isotope geochemistry and magnetic data." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 329: 13–29.

10.       Mahan, B., J. Siebert, E. Pringle and F. Moynier (2017). "Elemental partitioning and isotopic fractionation of Zn between metal and silicate and geochemical estimation of the S content of the Earth's core." geochimica cosmochimica acta 196: 252-270.

11.       Moreira, M., P. Madureira and J. Mata (2017). "Noble gas constraints on the origin of the Azores hotspot." Springer series “Active volcanoes”, in press Chapter 13.

12.       Mougel, B., F. Moynier, C. Gopel and C. Koeberl (2017). "Chromium isotope evidence in impact ejecta for the nature of the impactors of the Sudbury and Vredefort structures." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 460: 105-111.

13.       Moynier, F. and T. Fujii (2017). "Ab initio calcualtion of Ca isotopic fractionation between molecules relevant to biology, geology and medical sciences." Scientific Reports accepted.

14.       Moynier, F., A. Shaw and M. Leborgne (2017). "Zinc isotopic behavior during Alzheimer’s disease." Geochem. Persp. Let. 3(2).

15.       Moynier, F., D. Vance, T. Fujii and P. Savage (2017). "The Cu and Zn isotope geochemistry." Review in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 82: 543-600.

16.       Peron, S., M. Moreira, B. Putlitz and M. D. Kurz (2017). "Solar wind implantation supplied light volatiles during the first stage of Earth accretion." Geochemical perspective letters accepted.

17.       Pringle, E. A., F. Moynier, P. Beck, R. Paniello and D. C. Hezel (2017). "The origin of volatile element depletion in early solar system material: clues from Zn isotopes in chondrules." Earth Plan. Sci. Lett. In press.

18.       Rose-Koga, E., K. Koga, M. Moreira, I. Vlatsletic, M. Jackson, M. Whiteouse, N. Shimizu and N. Habib (2017). "Geochemical systematics of Pb isotopes, fluorine, and sulfur in melt inclusions from São Miguel, Azores." chemical geology sous presse.

19.       Sossi, P., F. Moynier, M. Chaussidon, J. Villeuneuve, C. Kato and M. Gounelle (2017). "Early Solar System Irridiation revealed by correlated vanadium and beryllium isotope variations in meteorites." Nature Astronomy Accepted.





1.         Badro, J., J. Siebert  and F. Nimmo (2016). "An early geodynamo driven by exsolution of mantle components from Earth’s core." Nature Communication 536: 326–328.

2.         Beard, A. D., H. Downes and M. Chaussidon (2015). "Petrology of a nonindigenous microgranitic clast in polymict ureilite EET 87720: Evidence for formation of evolved melt on an unknown parent body." Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50(9): 1613-1623.

3.         Chavrit, D., M. Moreira  and F. Moynier (2016). "Extraterrestrial He and Ne systematics in marine sediments." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 436, : 10-18.

4.         Chen, H., F. Moynier, C. Bishop and M. Humayun (2016). "Cosmogenic effects on Cu isotopes in IVB irons : Implication for the 182Hf-182W chronometry. ." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 182: 145-154.

5.         Defouilloy, C., P. Cartigny, N. Assayag, F. Moynier and J. Barrat (2016). "High-precision Sulfur isotope (32S, 33S, 34S, 36S) composition of enstatite meteorites and implications of the formation and evolution of their parent bodies." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 172: 393-409.

6.         Guinoiseau, D., A. Gélabert, J. Moureau, P. Louvat and M. F. Benedetti (2016). "Zn Isotope Fractionation during Sorption onto Kaolinite." Environ. Sci. Technol 50 1844–1852.

7.         Marrocchi, Y., M. Chaussidon, L. Piani and G. Libourel (2016). "Early scattering of the solar protoplanetary disk recorded in meteoritic chondrules." Science advances 2(7).

8.         Moreira, M. and S. Charnoz (2016). "The origin of the neon isotopes in chondrites and Earth." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 433: 249-256.

9.         Moynier, F., D. Vance, T. Fujii and P. Savage (2016). "The Cu and Zn isotope geochemistry." Review in Mineralogy and Geochemistry Accepted.

10.       Péron, S., M. Moreira , A. Colin, L. Arbaret, N. Putlitz and M. D. Kurz (2016). "Neon isotopic composition of the mantle constrained by single vesicle analyses." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 449: 145–154.

11.       Pringle, E., F. Moynier , P. Savage, M. Jackson, M. Moreira and J. Day (2016). "Silicon isotopes reveal recycled altered oceanic crust in the mantle sources of ocean island basalts." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 189: 282-295.

12.       Richter, F., M. Chaussidon, R. Mendybev and E. Kite (2016). "Reassessing the cooling rate and geologic setting of Martian meteorites MIL 03346 and NWA 817." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 182: 1-23.

13.       Rollion-Bard, C., S. Saulnier, N. Vigier, A. Schumacher, M. Chaussidon and C. Lécuyer (2016). "ariability in magnesium, carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of brachiopod shells: Implications for paleoceanographic studies." Chemical Geology 423: 49-60.

14.       Rosenblatt, P., S. Charnoz, K. M. Dunseath, M. Terao-Dunseath, A. Trinh, R. Hyodo, H. Genda and S. Toupin (2016). "Accretion of Phobos and Deimos in an extended debris disc stirred by transient moons " Nature Geoscience 9: 581-583.

15.       Shahar, A., P. Savage and F. Moynier (2016). " Stable isotope evidence for differentiation of planetesimals." In. Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets. Cambridge University Press. .






1.         Badro, J., J. P. Brodholt, H. Piet, J. Siebert and F. J. Ryerson (2015). "Core formation and core composition from coupled geochemical and geophysical constraints." PNAS.

2.         Baillié, K., S. Charnoz and E. Pantin (2015). "Time evolution of snow regions and planet traps in an evolving protoplanetary disk." A&A 577: A65.

3.         Barrat , J.-A., O. Rouxel, K. Wang and F. Moynier (2015). "Early stages of core segregation recorded by Fe isotopes in an asteroidal mantle." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419: 93-100.

4.         Beck, P., A. Pommerol, L. Remusat, B. Zanda, J. Lorand, C. Göpel, R. Hewins, S. Pont, E. Lewin, E. Quirico, B. Schmitt, G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Garenne, L. Bonal, O. Proux, J. Hazemann and V. C. F. Chevrier (2015). "A Noachian source region for the “Black Beauty” meteorite, and a source lithology for Mars surface hydrated dust?" Earth and Planetary Science Letters 427: 104 -111.

5.         Blanchard , I., J. Badro, J. Siebert and F. J. Ryerson (2015). "Composition of the Core from Gallium Metal-Silicate Partitioning Experiments." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 427: 191-201.

6.         Breton, T., G. Quitté, M. J. Toplis, M. Monnereau, J. L. Birck, C. Göpel and C. Charles (2015). "Tafassasset : evidence of early incipient différentiation on a metal-rich chondritic parent body." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 425: 193 - 203.

7.         Camilli, R., P. Nomikou , J. Escartin , P. Ridao , A. Mallios , S. Kilias , A. Argyraki , M. Andreani , V. Ballu , R. Campos , C. Deplus , T. Gabsi , R. Garcia , N. Gracias , N. Hurtos , L. Magi , C. Mevel , M. Moreira, N. Palomeras , O. Pot , D. Ribas , L. Ruzie  and D. Sakellariou (2015). "The Kallisti Limnes (2015), carbon dioxide-accumulating subsea pools." Scientific Reports 5: Article number: 12152.

8.         Charnoz, S., J. Aléon, N. Chaumard, K. Baillié and E. Taillifet (2015). "Growth of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions by coagulation and fragmentation in a turbulent protoplanetary disk: Observations and simulations." Icarus 252: 440-453.

9.         Charnoz, S. and C. Michaut (2015). "Evolution of the protolunar disk: Dynamics, cooling timescale and implantation of volatiles onto the Earth." Icarus 260: 440-463.

10.       Chaussidon, M. and M. C. Liu (2015). "Early Solar System processes: from nebular gas to the precursors of the Earth." Geophysical Monograph Series”, the “Early Earth" in press.

11.       Chemtob, S., G. Rossman, E. Young, K. Ziegler, F. Moynier, J. Eiler and J. Hurowitz (2015). "Silicon isotope systematics of acidic weathering of fresh basalts, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai'i." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta.

12.       Colin, A., M. Moreira, C. Gautheron and P. Burnard (2015). "Constraints on the noble gas composition of the deep mantle by bubble-by-bubble analysis of a volcanic glass sample from Iceland." Chemical Geology 417: 173-183.

13.       Fujii, T., E. Pringle, M. Chaussidon and F. Moynier (2015). "Isotope Fractionation of Si in Protonation/Deprotonation Reaction of Silicic Acid. A New pH Proxy." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta.

14.       Furi , E., M. Chaussidon and B. Marty (2015). "Evidence for an early nitrogen isotopic evolution in the solar nebula from volatile analyses of a CV3 CAI." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 153: 183-201.

15.       Gautheron, C., M. Moreira , C. Guerin, L. Tassan-Got, A. Bezos and E. Humler (2015). "Constraints on the DUPAL anomaly from helium isotope systematics in the Southwest Indian mid-ocean ridge basalts." Chemical Geology 417: 163–172.

16.       Göpel, C., J.-L. Birck, A. Galy, J.-A. Barrat and B. Zanda (2015). "Mn-Cr systematics in primitive meteorites: insights from mineral separation and partial dissolution." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 156: 1-24.

17.       Gourgiotis, A., G. Manhès, P. Louvat, J. Moureau and G. Gaillardet (2015). "Transient signal isotope analysis using multicollection of ion beams with Faraday cups equipped with 1012 Ω and 1011 Ω feedback resistors " J. Anal. At. Spectrom 30: 1582-1589

18.       Gourgiotis, A., G. Manhès, P. Louvat, J. Moureau and G. Gaillardet (2015). "Transient signal isotope analysis: validation of the method for isotope signal synchronization with the determination of amplifier first-order time constants." Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 29: 1617-1622.

19.       Kato, C., F. Moynier, M. Valdes, J. Dhaliwal and J. Day (2015). "Extensive volatile loss during formation and differentiation of the Moon." Nature Communication 6: 7617.

20.       Kral, Q., P. Thébault, P. Augereau, J.-C. Bocaletti and S. Charnoz (2015). "Signatures of massive collisions in debris discs. A self-consistent numerical model." A&A 573: id.39.

21.       Lorand, J., R. Hewins, L. Remusat, B. Zanda, S. Pont, H. Leroux, M. Marinova, D. Jacob, M. Humayun, A. Nemchin, M. Grange, A. Kennedy and C. Göpel (2015). "Nickeliferous pyrite tracks pervasive hydrothermal alteration in Martian regolith breccia: A study in NWA 7533." Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 50: 1-22

22.       Luu, T.-H., E. D. Young, M. Gounelle and M. Chaussidon (2015). "Short time interval for condensation of high-temperature silicates in the solar accretion disk." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 112: 1298-1303.

23.       Marrocchi, Y. and M. Chaussidon (2015). "A systematic for oxygen isotopic variation in meteoritic chondrules." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 430: 308-315.

24.       Master, A. and S. Charnoz (2015). "Neptune and Triton: Essential pieces of the Solar System puzzle." PSS 104: 108-121.

25.       Mougel, B., M. Moreira and A. Agranier (2015). "A « high 4He/3He” mantle material detected under the East Pacific Rise (15°4’N)." Geophysical Research Letters 42( 5): 1375–1383.

26.       Moynier, F. and B. Fegley (2015). "Earth’s building blocks." in The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation (eds J. Badro and M. Walter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.: 27-47.

27.       Moynier, F. and M. Le Borgne (2015). "High precision Zn isotopic measurements in mouse organs." JOVE e52479.

28.       Moynier, F., E. Pringle, A. Bouvier and J. Moureau (2015). "Ba stable isotopic composition of the Earth, meteorites and refractory inclusions." Chemical Geology 413: 1-6.

29.       Pradhan , K., G. Fiquet, J. Siebert, A.-L. Auzende, G. Morard and D. Antonangeli (2015). "Melting of MORB at core-mantle boundary." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 431: 247-255.

30.       Savage, P., F. Moynier, C. Heng, I. Puchtel , J. Badro, J. Siebert  and G. Shoffner (2015). "Isotopic evidence for large-scale sulfide fractionation during the Earth’s differentiation." Geochemical Perspective Letters.

31.       Siebert , J. and A. Shahar (2015). "An experimental geochemistry perspective on Earth's core formation." The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation (eds J. Badro and M. Walter), John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ.: 103-121.

32.       Vilella , K., S.-H. Shim, C. Farnetani and J. Badro (2015). "Spin state transition and partitioning of iron: Effects on mantle dynamics." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 417: 57.





1.    Baillié K., Charnoz S., 2014. Time Evolution of a Viscous Protoplanetary Disk with a Free Geometry: Toward a More Self-consistent Picture. A&A 786, id.35

2.    Badro B. (2014) Spin Transitions in Mantle Minerals, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 42, 231-48.

3.    Badro J.  A.S. Cote, J.P. Brodholt, A (2014) Seismologically consistent compositional model of Earth's core, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 132, 94.

4.    Beck, P., Garenne, A., Quirica, E., Bonal, L., Montes-Hernandez, Moynier, F., Schmitt, B., (2014) Transmission infrared spectra (2-25 microns) of carbonaceous chondrites (CI, CM, CV-CK, CR, C2 ungrouped): mineralogy, water, and parent body processes. Icarus 229, 263-275.  

5.    Bischoff A., Horstmann M., Barrat J.-A., Chaussidon M., Pack A., Herwartz D., Ward D., Vollmer C. & Decker S. (2014) Andesitic volcanism in the early Solar System - constraints from the ureilite parent body. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 111, 12689-12692.

6.    Day, J. & Moynier, F. (2014) Evaporative fractionation of volatile stable isotopes and their bearing of the origin of the Moon. Phil. Transaction of the Royal Society. 372 20130259; DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0259.

7.    El Albani A. & 27 co-auteurs (2014) The 2.1 Ga old Francevillian biota: biogenicity, taphonomy and biodiversity. PLOS One 9, e99438.

8.    Fujii, T., Moynier, F., Blichert-Toft, J., Albarede, F. (2014) Density functional theory estimation of isotope fractionation of Fe, Ni, Cu, and Zn among species relevant to geochemical and biological environments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 140, 553-576.

9.    Kral Q., Thebault P., Charnoz S. 2014. LIDT-DD: A new self-consistent debris disc model that includes radiation pressure and couples dynamical and collisional evolution. A&A 588 Id.A121

10.   Morard G., G. Garbarino, C. Sanloup, D. Antonangeli, D. Andrault, N. Guignot, J. Siebert, M. Roberge, E. Boulard, A. Lincot, A. Denoeud, S. Petitgirard. (2014) Density measurements and structural properties of liquid and amorphous metals under high pressure, High Pressure Research, 34, 9-21.

11.   Morard G., J. Siebert, J. Badro. (2014) Partitioning of Pt, Re and Os between liquid and solid Fe-Si alloys. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 132, 94-100.

12.   Girault F., F. Perrier, R. Crockett, M. Bhattarai, B. Prasad Koirala, C. France-Lanord, P. Agrinier, M. Ader, F. Fluteau, C. Gréau and M. Moreira (2014) The Syabru-Bensi hydrothermal system in Central Nepal Part I – Characterization of carbon dioxide and radon fluxes,  Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth).

13.   Hewins, R. M. Bourot-Denise, B. Zanda, H. Leroux, J.A. Barrat, M. Humayun, C. Göpel, S. Pont et al. (2014). The Paris meteorite, the least altered CM chondrite so far. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 124, 190-222.

14.   Labidi J., P. Cartigny, C.Hamelin, M.Moreira, L.Dosso (2014) Sulfur isotope budget (32S, 33S, 34S and 36S) in Pacific-Antarctic ridge basalts: A record of mantle source heterogeneity and hydrothermal sulfide assimilation, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 133, 47–67.

15.   Luu T.-H., Chaussidon M. & Birck J.-L. (2014) Timing of metal–silicate differentiation in the Eagle Station pallasite parent body. C. R. Géosciences 346, 75-81.

16.   Madureira P., M. Moreira, J. Nunes, N. Lourenço, C. Gautheron, R. Carvalho, J. Mata, M. Pinto de Abreu (2014) Helium isotope systematics in the vicinity of the Azores Triple Junction: constraints on the Azores geodynamics, Chem. Geol. 372, 62-71.

17.   Magna, T., Simcikova, M., Moynier F. (2014) Lithium systematics in howardite-eucrite-diogenite meteorites: Implications for crust-mantle evolution of planetary embryos. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 125, 131-145.

18.   Marin-Carbonne J., Robert F. & Chaussidon M.  (2014) The silicon and oxygen isotope compositions of Precambrian cherts: A record of oceanic paleo-temperatures? Precamb. Res 247, 223-234.

19.   Metrich N., V. Zanon, L. Creon, A. Hildenbrand, M. Moreira and F. Marques (2014) Is the ‘Azores Hotspot’ a Wetspot? Insights from the Geochemistry of Fluid and Melt Inclusions in Olivine of Pico Basalts, J. Petrology 55, 377-393

20.   Mishra R. & Chaussidon M. (2014) Fossil records of high level of 60Fe in chondrules from unequilibrated chondrites. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 398, 90-100.

21.   Mishra R. & Chaussidon M. (2014) Timing and extent of Mg and Al isotopic homogenization in the early inner Solar System. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 390, 318-326.

22.   Pringle, E., Moynier, F., Savage, P., Badro, J., Barrat, JA. (2014) Silicon isotopes in angrites and volatile loss in planetesimals. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 111, 17029–17032, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1418889111.

23.   Pringle, E., Savage, P., Jackson, M., Barrat, JA., Moynier F. (2014) Si isotopic homogeneity in the solar nebula. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 779. 123

24.   Richter F., Watson B., Chaussidon M. & Mandybaev R. (2014) Li isotope fractionation by diffusion in minerals. Part 1: pyroxenes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 126, 352-370.

25.   Richter F., Watson B., Chaussidon M., Mandybaev R. & Christensen J.N. (2014) Isotope fractionation of Li and K in silicate liquids by Soret diffusion. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 138, 136-145.

26.   Tajeddine R., Rambaux N., Lainey V., Charnoz S., Richard A., Rivoldini A., Noyelles B. 2014. Constraints on Mimas’ interior from Cassini ISS libration measurements. Science 346, 322-324

27.   Valdes M., M. Moreira, J. Foriel, F. Moynier (2014) The nature of Earth’s building blocks as revealed by calcium isotopes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 394, Pages 135-145.

28.   Wang, K., Day, J., Korotev, R., Ziegler, R., Moynier, F. (2014) Fe isotopic evidence for the origin of the solar system’s older felsic crust. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 392, 124-132.

29.   Wang, K., Savage, P., Moynier, F. (2014) The Fe isotopic composition of enstatite meteorites : implications for their formation and the metal/sulfide Fe isotopic factor. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 142, 149-155.