Publications


(updated January 20, 2014)

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Peer-reviewed publications

[59] Rai N, van Westrenen W (2014) Lunar core formation: New constraints from metal-silicate partitioning of siderophile elements. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 388, 343-352.

[58] Sanloup C, Drewitt JWE, Konopkova Z, Dalladay-Simpson P, Morton DM, Rai N, van Westrenen W, Morgenroth W (2013) Structural change in molten basalt at deep mantle conditions. Nature 503, 104-107.

[57] Rai N, Ghosh S, Wälle M, van Westrenen W (2013) Quantifying the effect of solid phase composition and structure on solid-liquid partitioning of siderophile and chalcophile elements in the iron-sulfur system. Chemical Geology 357, 85-94.

[56] de Vries J, Jacobs MHG, van den Berg AP, Wehber M, Lathe C, McCammon CA, van Westrenen W (2013) Thermal equation of state of synthetic orthoferrosilite at lunar pressures and temperatures. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 40, 691-703.

[55] Rai N, van Westrenen W (2013) Core-mantle differentiation in Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 118, 1195-1203.

[54] Nebel O, Arculus RJ, van Westrenen W, Woodhead JD, Jenner FE, Nebel-Jacobsen YJ, Wille M, Eggins SM (2013) Coupled Hf-Nd-Pb isotope co-variations of HIMU oceanic island basalts suggest an Archean source component in the mantle transition zone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 112, 87-101.

[53] Kempl J, Vroon PZ, Zinngrebe E, van Westrenen W (2013) Si isotope fractionation between Si-poor metal and silicate melt at pressure-temperature conditions relevant to metal segregation in small planetary bodies. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 368, 61-68.

[52] De Meijer RJ, Anisichkin VF, van Westrenen W (2013) Forming the Moon from terrestrial silicate-rich material. Chemical Geology 345, 40-49.

[51] van Kan Parker M, Sanloup C, Sator N, Guillot B, Tronche EJ, Perrillat J-P, Mezouar M, Rai N, van Westrenen W (2012) Neutral buoyancy of titanium-rich melts in the deep lunar interior. Nature Geoscience 5, 186-189.

[50] Anand M, Crawford IA, Balat-Pichelin M, Abanades S, van Westrenen W, Péraudeau G, Jaumann R, Seboldt W (2012) A brief review of chemical and mineralogical resources on the Moon and likely initial In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) applications. Planetary and Space Science special issue ‘Scientific Preparations for Lunar Exploration’, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.012.

[49] Linnarsson D, Carpenter J, Fubini B, Gerde P, Loftus D, Prisk K, Staufer U, Tranfield E, van Westrenen W (2012) Toxicity of lunar dust. Planetary and Space Science special issue ‘Scientific Preparations for Lunar Exploration’, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2012.05.023.

[48] Flahaut J, Blanchette-Guertin J-F, Jilly C, Sharma P, Souchon A, van Westrenen W, Kring DA (2012) Identification and characterization of science-rich landing sites for lunar lander missions using integrated remote sensing observations. Advances in Space Research Special Issue on Lunar Exploration, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2012.05.020.

[47] Borst AM, Foing BH, Davies GR, van Westrenen W (2012) Surface mineralogy and stratigraphy of the lunar South Pole-Aitken basin from Clementine UV/VIS and NIR data. Planetary and Space Science 68, 76-85.

[46] van Kan Parker M, Mason PRD, van Westrenen W (2011) Trace element partitioning between ilmenite, armalcolite and anhydrous silicate melt: implications for the formation of lunar high-Ti mare basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 4179-4193.

[45] Sanloup C, van Westrenen W, Dasgupta R, Maynard-Casely H, Perrillat JP (2011) Compressibility change in iron-rich melt and implications for core formation models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 306, 118-122.

[44] van Kan Parker M, Mason PRD, van Westrenen W (2011) Experimental study of trace element partitioning between lunar orthopyroxene and anhydrous silicate melt: effects of lithium and iron. Chemical Geology 285, 1-14.

[43] Nebel O, Mezger K, van Westrenen W (2011) Rubidium isotopes in primitive chondrites: constraints on Earth's volatile element depletion and lead isotope evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 305, 309-316.

[42] van Sijl J, Allan NL, Davies GR, van Westrenen W (2011) Solvation of Ti(IV) in aqueous solution at ambient and supercritical conditions. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13, 7371-7377.

[41] Nebel O, Vroon PZ, van Westrenen W, Iizuka T, Davies GR (2011) The effect of sediment recycling in subduction zones on the Hf isotope character of new arc crust, Banda arc, Indonesia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 303, 240-250.

[40] van Kan Parker M, Agee CB, Duncan MS, van Westrenen W (2011) Compressibility of molten Apollo 17 orange glass and implications for density crossovers in the lunar mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 1161-1172.

[39] Tronche EJ, van Kan Parker M, de Vries J, Wang Y, Sanehira T, Li J, Chen B, Gao L, Klemme S, McCammon CA, van Westrenen W (2010) The thermal equation of state of FeTiO3 ilmenite based on in situ X-ray diffraction at high pressures and temperatures. American Mineralogist 95, 1708-1716.

[38] Nebel O, van Westrenen W, Vroon PZ, M Wille, Raith MM (2010) Deep mantle storage of the Earth’s missing niobium in late-stage residual melts from a magma ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 4392-4404.

[37] van Kan Parker M, Sanloup C, Tronche EJ, Perrillat JP, Mezouar M, Rai N, van Westrenen W (2010) Calibration of a diamond capsule cell assembly for in situ determination of liquid properties in the Paris-Edinburgh press. High Pressure Research 30, 332-341.

[36] Van Sijl J, Allan NL, Davies GR, van Westrenen W (2010) Titanium complexation in subduction zone fluids: insights from ab initio molecular dynamics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2797-2810.

[35] Fulmer EC, Nebel O, van Westrenen W (2010) High-precision high field strength partitioning between garnet, amphibole, and alkaline melt, Kakanui, New Zealand. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2741-2759.

[34] de Vries J, van den Berg A, van Westrenen W (2010) The formation and evolution of a lunar core from ilmenite-rich magma ocean cumulates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 292, 139-147.

[33] Laan EC, Ahlers B, van Westrenen W, Heiligers J, Wielders A (2009) Moon4You: A combined Raman / LIBS instrument for lunar exploration. Proceedings of SPIE 7441, 744114, doi:10.1117/12.825883.

[32] van Kan Parker M, Liebscher A, Frei D, van Sijl J, van Westrenen W, Blundy JD, Franz G (2009) Experimental and computational study of trace element distribution between orthopyroxene and anhydrous silicate melt: substitution mechanisms and the effect of iron. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi:10.1007/s00410-009-0435-0.

[31] van Sijl J, Allan NL, Davies GR, van Westrenen W (2009) Molecular modelling of rare earth element complexation in subduction zone fluids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 3934-3947.

[30] Stewart AJ, van Westrenen W, Schmidt MW, Guenther D (2009) Minor element partitioning between fcc Fe metal and Fe-S liquid at high pressure: the role of crystal lattice strain. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 284, 302-309.

[29] Hin RC, Morel MLA, Nebel O, Mason PRD, van Westrenen W, Davies GR (2009) Formation and temporal evolution of the Kalahari sub-cratonic lithospheric mantle: Constraints from Venetia xenoliths. Lithos, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.06.020.

[28] de Meijer RJ, van Westrenen W (2008) The feasibility and implications of nuclear georeactors in Earth’s core–mantle boundary region. South African Journal of Science 104, 111-118.

[27] van Westrenen W, Draper DS (2007) Quantifying garnet-melt trace element partitioning using lattice-strain theory: New crystal-chemical and thermodynamic constraints. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 154, 717-730.

[26] Draper DS, van Westrenen W (2007) Quantifying garnet-melt trace element partitioning using lattice-strain theory: Assessment of statistically significant controls and a new predictive model. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 154, 731-746.

[25] Stewart AJ, Schmidt MW, van Westrenen W, Liebske C (2007) Mars: A new core-crystallization regime. Science 316, 1323-1325.

[24] Hanchar JM, van Westrenen W (2007) Rare earth element behavior in zircon-melt systems. Elements 3, 37-42.

[23] Freeman CL, Allan NL, van Westrenen W (2006) Local cation environments in the pyrope-grossular Mg3Al2Si3O12-Ca3Al2Si3O12 garnet solid solution. Physical Review B 74, 134203.

[22] Stewart AJ, van Westrenen W, Schmidt MW, Melekhova E (2006) Effect of gasketing and assembly design: A novel 10/3.5 mm multi-anvil assembly reaching perovskite pressures. High Pressure Research 26, 293-299.

[21] Lavrentiev MYu, van Westrenen W, Allan NL, Freeman CL, Purton JA (2006) Simulation of thermodynamic mixing properties of garnet solid solutions at high temperatures and pressures. Chemical Geology 225, 336-346.

[20] van Westrenen W, Li J, Fei Y, Frank MR, Funakoshi K, Hellwig H, Komabayashi T, Mibe K, Minarik WG, Van Orman JA, Watson HC, Schmidt MW (2005) Thermoelastic properties of (Mg0.64Fe0.36)O ferropericlase based on in situ X-ray diffraction to 26.7 GPa and 2173 K. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 151, 163-176.

[19] van Westrenen W, Frank MR, Fei Y, Hanchar JM, Finch RJ, Zha C-S (2005) Compressibility and phase transition kinetics of lanthanide-doped zircon. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88, 1345-1348.

[18] Freeman CL, Lavrentiev MYu, Allan NL, van Westrenen W, Purton JA (2005) Similarity in silicate chemistry: trace elements in garnet solid solutions Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM 727, 199-204.

[17] Lathe C, Koch-Müller M, Wirth R, van Westrenen W, Mueller H-J, Schilling F, Lauterjung J (2005) The influence of OH in coesite on the kinetics of the coesite-quartz phase transition. American Mineralogist 90, 36-43.

[16] Hirose K, Shimizu N, van Westrenen W, Fei Y (2004) Trace element partitioning in Earth’s lower mantle and implications for geochemical consequences of partial melting at the core-mantle boundary. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 146, 249-260.

[15] Fei Y, Li J, Hirose K, Minarik W, Van Orman J, Sanloup C, van Westrenen W, Komabayashi T, Funakoshi K-i (2004) A critical evaluation of pressure scales at high temperatures by in situ X-ray diffraction measurements. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 143-144, 515-526.

[14] Fei Y, Van Orman J, Li J, van Westrenen W, Sanloup C, Minarik W, Hirose K, Komabayashi T, Walter MJ, Funakoshi K-i (2004) Experimentally determined post-spinel transformation boundary in Mg2SiO4 using MgO as an internal pressure standard and its geophysical implications. Journal of Geophysical Research 109, B02305, doi:10.1029/2003JB002562.

[13] van Westrenen W, Frank MR, Hanchar JM, Fei Y, Finch RJ, Zha C-S (2004) In situ determination of the compressibility of synthetic pure zircon (ZrSiO4) and the onset of the zircon-reidite phase transition. American Mineralogist 89, 197-203.

[12] van Westrenen W, Van Orman JA (Eds.) (2003) Special issue: Diffusion and partitioning in planetary interiors. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 139, 1-169.

[11] Allan NL, Du Z, Lavrentiev MYu, Blundy JD, Purton JA, van Westrenen W (2003) Atomistic simulation of mineral-melt trace element partitioning. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 139, 93-111.

[10] van Westrenen W, Allan NL, Blundy JD, Lavrentiev MYu, Lucas BR, Purton JA (2003) Trace element incorporation into pyrope-grossular solid solutions: An atomistic simulation study. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 30, 217-229.

[9] Rama Murthy V, van Westrenen W, Fei Y (2003) Experimental evidence that potassium is a substantial radioactive heat source in planetary cores. Nature 423, 163-165.
Nature news article

[8] van Westrenen W, Van Orman JA, Watson H, Fei Y, Watson EB (2003) Assessment of temperature gradients in multianvil assemblies using spinel layer growth kinetics. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 4(1), doi:10.1029/2002GC000474.

[7] van Westrenen W, Allan NL, Blundy JD, Lavrentiev MYu, Lucas BR, Purton JA (2003) Dopant incorporation into garnet solid solutions – a breakdown of Goldschmidt’s first rule. Chemical Communications, 786-787.

[6] McDade P, Wood BJ, van Westrenen W, Brooker R, Gudmundsson G, Soulard H, Najorka J, Blundy J (2002) Pressure corrections for a selection of piston-cylinder cell assemblies. Mineralogical Magazine 66, 1021-1028.

[5] van Westrenen W, Wood BJ, Blundy JD (2001) A predictive thermodynamic model of garnet-melt trace element partitioning. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 142, 219-234.

[4] van Westrenen W, Blundy JD, Wood BJ (2001) HFSE / REE fractionation during partial melting in the presence of garnet: Implications for identification of mantle heterogeneities, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 2, paper number 2000GC000133.

[3] van Westrenen W, Allan NL, Blundy JD, Purton JA, Wood BJ (2000) Atomistic simulation of trace element incorporation into garnets - comparison with experimental garnet-melt partitioning data. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 64, 1629-1639.

[2] van Westrenen W, Blundy JD, Wood BJ (2000) Effect of Fe2+ on garnet-melt trace element partitioning: Experiments in FCMAS and quantification of crystal-chemical controls in natural systems. Lithos 53, 191-203.

[1] van Westrenen W, Blundy JD, Wood BJ (1999) Crystal-chemical controls on trace element partitioning between garnet and anhydrous silicate melt. American Mineralogist 84, 838-847.

Popular science

[g] van Kan Parker M, Sanloup C, Sator N, Guillot B, Tronche EJ, Perrillat J-P, Mezouar M, Rai N, van Westrenen W (2013) ‘Dense molten rocks in the interior of the Moon’ ESRF Highlights 2012, invited article, in press.

[f] van Westrenen W (2012) ‘Wat maakt Mars bijzonder? Vergelijkend warenonderzoek in ons zonnestelsel’ Video lecture (in Dutch) on the position of Mars in planetary science, presented at KNAW minisymposium ‘A new step in the search for extraterrestrial life’, see http://vimeo.com/44408652

[e] van Westrenen W (2011) ‘Een planeet ontleden in het lab’. FastFacts popular science video (in Dutch) of my research, see http://fastfacts.nl/content/wim-van-westrenen-een-planeet-ontleden-het-lab

[d] van Westrenen W, de Meijer RJ (2010) Een alternatieve hypothese voor het ontstaan van de Maan. Gea (Stichting Geologische Activiteiten) 43, 35-39.

[c] van Westrenen W (2010) Het Nationaal Platform voor Planeetonderzoek. Ruimtevaart (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart) 2010-2, 33.

[b] van Kan Parker M, van Westrenen W (2010) Maanonderzoek is ‘hot’. Ruimtevaart (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Ruimtevaart) 2010-2, 28-33.

[a] de Meijer RJ, van Westrenen W (2009) Hoe werkt de Aarde? Een nieuwe kijk op het binnenste van onze planeet. Wetenschappelijke Bibilotheek, Veen Magazines, 234 pages. ISBN 9789085710677. Popular science textbook in Dutch describing current knowledge of the dynamics of the Earth’s deep interior.


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