Paper on Chemistry of Silicate Atmospheres from 2009

September 15th, 2009

A paper by Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley entitled “Chemistry of Silicate Atmospheres of Evaporating Super-Earths” has been published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. The paper can be found here or on our Publications page.

Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria for Fall 2009

September 3rd, 2009

Prof. Fegley is teaching EPSc 569 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria for the Fall semester. A description of the class is available on the Courses page. The syllabus is available here.

Two papers on chondritic meteorites accepted for publication 2009

August 23rd, 2009

Two papers by Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley have been accepted for publication. The paper Chemistry of Silicate Atmospheres of Evaporating Super-Earths will appear in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. The paper Volatile Element Chemistry during Metamorphism of Ordinary Chondritic Material and Some of its Implications for the Composition of Asteroids will appear in Icarus. Preprints are available by clicking the links or on our Reprint page.

Poster on Planetary Chemistry Laboratory Research

August 15th, 2009

A new poster, made by Dr. Katharina Lodders, is available here. This poster gives a graphical summary of the research being done in the Planetary Chemistry Laboratory and was prepared for display during the upcoming visit of Professor Gary Wihl the new Dean of Arts and Sciences to the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences on August 17th.

Poster for 2009 Meteoritical Society Meeting

July 5th, 2009

Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley will have a poster displayed at the 2009 Meteoritical Society Meeting to be held July 13-18 in Nancy, France. The poster is titled Fractional Vaporization of Hot Earth-like Exoplanets and is available as a .pdf download.