The Planetary Chemistry Laboratory at Washington University in Saint Louis

Exo-Venus Paper

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Our paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters is entitled ‘Atmospheric Chemistry of Venus-like Exoplanets’ by Laura Schaefer and Bruce Fegley. The paper applies models of atmosphere-lithosphere equilibrium developed for Venus to potential terrestrial-sized exoplanets. The paper makes predictions about the chemical composition of the atmospheres of Venus-like exoplanets, their surface pressures and temperatures, and the mineralogies of their surfaces. A preprint of the paper can be found here.

Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria for Fall 2009

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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.

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