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.

October 2, 2009

A chapter in Exoplanet Chemistry

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Katharina Lodders has written an invited chapter on Exoplanet Chemistry for the forthcoming book Formation and Evolution of Exoplanets (R. Barnes, ed, Wiley).

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.

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.

March 5, 2007

Chemical Evolution Across Time Symposium

Prof. Fegley, Dr. Lodders, and Laura Schaefer will be attending the symposium “Chemical Evolution I: Chemical Change Across Space and Time” at the 233rd National American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Chicago, IL on March 25-29. Prof. Fegley and Dr. Lodders are giving invited talks.

Laura Schaefer and Prof. Fegley have submitted a chapter for the proceedings of the symposium “Chemical Evolution I: Chemical Change Across Space and Time”. The chapter is entitled “Chemistry and composition of planetary atmospheres” and a preprint is available here.

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