Research activities in the Laboratory of « Petrology, Geochemistry and Petrophysics » are focused on magmatic rocks; from the production of the magmas at their source region to their crystallization and final emplacement. Research combines field and petrographic evidence with geochemical (major, trace and isotopes) and experimental petrology data.

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Recent publications

Victoria C. Honour, Marian B. Holness, Jamie L. Partridge, Bernard Charlier (2019) Microstructural evolution of silicate immiscible liquids in ferrobasalts. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174, 77.

Jacqueline Vander Auwera, Olivier Namur, Adeline Dutrieux, Camilla Maya Wilkinson, Morgan Ganerød, Valentin Coumont, Olivier Bolle (2019) Mantle melting and magmatic processes under La Picada stratovolcano (CSVZ, Chile), Journal of Petrology, 60(5), 873-906,ISSN 0022-3530, [Article]

Alain Burgisser, Tonin Bechon, Laure Chevalier, Marielle Collombet, Laurent Arbaret, Mélanie Forien, Conduit processes during the February 11, 2010 Vulcanian eruption of Soufrière Hills, Montserrat, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2019, ISSN 0377-0273, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.01.020. [Article]

Oscar Laurent, Jacqueline Vander Auwera, Bernard Bingen, Olivier Bolle, Axel Gerdes (2019) Building up the first continents: Mesoarchean to Paleoproterozoic crustal evolution in West Troms, Norway, inferred from granitoid petrology, geochemistry and zircon U-Pb/Lu-Hf isotopes. Precambrian Research, 321, 303-327. [Article]

Bolle O, Diot H, Vander Auwera J, Dembele A, Schittekat J, Spassov S, Ovtcharova M, Schaltegger U (2018) Pluton construction and deformation in the Sveconorwegian crust of SW Norway: magnetic fabric and U-Pb geochronology of the Kleivan and Sjelset granitic complexes. Precambrian Research305, 247-267 [Article]

El Ouahabi M, Hubert-Ferrari A, Lebeau H, Karabacak V, Vander Auwera J, Lepoint G, Dewitte O, Schmidt S (2018) Soil erosion in relation to land use changes in the sediments of Amik Lake near the Antioch antique city during the last 4kyr. The Holocene 28, 104-118 [Article]

Collinet M, Charlier B, Namur O, Oeser M, Médard E, Weyer S (2017) Crystallization history of enriched shergottites from Fe-Mg isotope fractionation in olivine megacrysts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 207, 277-29 [Article]

Hou T, Charlier B, Namur O, Schütte P, Schwarz-Schampera U, Zhang Z, Holtz F (2017) Experimental study of liquid immiscibility in the Kiruna-type Vergenoeg iron-fluorine deposit, South Africa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 203, 303-322 [Article]

Duchesne JC, Laurent O, Gerdes A, Bonin B, Liegeois J., Tatu M, Berza T (2017) Source constraints on the genesis of Danubian granites in the South Carpathians Alpine Belt (Romania). Lithos 294-295, 198-221 [Article]

Duchesne JC, Shumlyanskyy, L, Mythokhyn, O (2017) The jotunites of the Korosten AMCG complex (Ukrainian shield): Crust or mantle-derived? Precambrian Research 299, 58-74 [Article]

Yuan Q, Namur O, Fischer LA, Roberts RJ, Lü X, Charlier B (2017) Pulses of plagioclase-laden magmas and stratigraphic evolution in the Upper Zone of the Bushveld complex, South Africa. Journal of Petrology 58, 1619-1643 [Article]

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