The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

December 21, 2009

Chapter on Early Earth Atmosphere

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Bruce Fegley and Laura Schaefer have co-written a chapter on the Earth’s earliest atmospheres with Kevin Zahnle of NASA Ames.  The chapter will appear in a book about the origins of life edited by Dave Deamer and Jack Szostak. A preprint of the chapter is available here.

September 21, 2009

Paper on Accretionary Atmospheres for Icarus

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Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley have submitted a paper entitled Chemistry of Atmospheres formed during accretion of the Earth and other terrestrial planets to the journal Icarus. A preprint of the article can be downloaded by clicking on the link.

September 15, 2009

Paper on Chemistry of Silicate Atmospheres from 2009

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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.

August 23, 2009

Two papers on chondritic meteorites 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.

May 16, 2009

Two abstracts for Meteoritical Society Meeting 2009

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Prof. Fegley and Laura Schaefer have submitted two abstracts to the 72nd Meteoritical Society Meeting to be held in Nancy, France on July 13 – 18 of this year. The abstracts are: Silicate Atmosphere and Clouds of Hot Earth-like Exoplanets by Fegley and Schaefer, and Fractional Vaporization of Hot Earth-like Exoplanets by Schaefer and Fegley.

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