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Dr. Stephen Mackwell


Director
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
E-mail: mackwell@lpi.usra.edu

 

Publications

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Keefner, J.W., S.J. Mackwell, D.L. Kohlstedt, and F. Heidelbach (2011) Dependence of the creep of dunite on oxygen fugactiy: Implications for viscosity variations in Earth’s mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B05201, doi:10.1029/2010JB00748

 

Ehrenfreund, P., C. McKay, J.D. Rummel, B.H. Foing, C.R. Neal, T. Masson-Zwaan, M. Ansdell, N. Peter, J. Zarnecki, S. Mackwell, M.A. Perino, L. Billings, J. Mankins, and M. Race (2011) Toward a global space exploration program: A stepping stone approach, Adv. Space Res., 49, 2–48, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.09.014

 

Kohlstedt, D.L., and S.J. Mackwell (2010) Strength and deformation of planetary lithospheres, Planetary Tectonics, edited by R.A. Schultz and T.R. Watters, Cambridge University Press, pp. 397–456

 

Kohlstedt D.L., M.E. Zimmerman, and S.J. Mackwell (2010) Stress-driven Melt Segregation in Partially Molten Feldspathic Rocks. J. Petrology 51,  9–19.

 

Mecklenburgh J., F. Heidelbach, E. Mariani, S. Mackwell, and F. Seifert (2010), Rheology and microstructure of (Ca0.9,Sr0.1)TiO3 perovskite deformed in compression and torsion. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B05204, doi:10.1029/2009JB006520.
 
Demouchy S., S. E. Schneider, S. J. Mackwell, M. E. Zimmerman, and D. L. Kohlstedt (2009) Experimental deformation of olivine single crystals at lithospheric temperatures, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L04304, doi:10.1029/2008GL036611.

 

Mackwell S.J. (2008) Rheological Consequences of Redox State. Rev. Mineral. Geochem. 68, 555–569; DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2008.68.20

 

Kohlstedt D.L. and S.J. Mackwell (2008) The role of protons in ionic diffusion in (Mg, Fe)O and (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. J. Material Sci. 43, 4693–4700, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-007-2420-1.

 

Li Z.-X.A., C.-T.A. Lee, A.H. Peslier, A. Lenardic, and S.J. Mackwell (2008) Water contents in mantle xenoliths from the Colorado Plateau and vicinity: Implications for the mantle rheology and hydration-induced thinning of continental lithosphere. J. Geophys. Res. 113, B09210.

 

Aubaud C., A.C. Withers, M.M. Hirschmann, Y. Guan, L.A. Leshin, S.J. Mackwell, and D.R. Bell (2007) Intercalibration of FTIR and SIMS for hydrogen measurements in glasses and nominally anhydrous minerals. Amer. Mineral.  92, 811–828; DOI: 10.2138/am.2007.2248.

 

Demouchy S., S. J. Mackwell, and D. L. Kohlstedt (2007) Influence of hydrogen on Fe–Mg interdiffusion in (Mg,Fe)O and implications for Earth’s lower mantle. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 154, 279–289. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-007-0193-9

 

Smrekar, S.E., L. Elkins-Tanton, J. Leitner, A. Lenardic, S. Mackwell, L. Moresi, S. Sotin, E. Stofan (2007) Tectonic and thermal evolution of Venus and the role of volatiles: Implications for understanding the terrestrial planets, AGU Monograph 176: Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet, 45–73

 

Bolfan-Casanova, N., C.A. McCammon, and S.J. Mackwell (2006) Water in transition zone and lower mantle minerals, in Earth’s Deep Water Cycle, edited by S.D. Jacobsen and S. van der Lee, Geophys. Monogr., 168, AGU, Washington DC, pp. 57–68

 

Bystricky M., F. Heidelbach, and S.J. Mackwell (2006) Large-strain deformation and strain partitioning in polyphase rocks: Dislocation creep of olivine–magnesiowüstite aggregates. Tectonophysics 427, 115–132.

 

Demouchy S., and S. J. Mackwell, (2006) Mechanisms of hydrogen incorporation and diffusion in iron-bearing olivine. Phys. Chem. Minerals 33, 347–355, DOI: 10.1007/s00269-006-0081-2

 

Jackson, J.M., S.V. Sinogeikin, S.D. Jacobsen, H.J. Reichmann, S.J. Mackwell and J.D. Bass (2006) Single-crystal elasticity and sound velocities of (Mg0.94Fe0.06)O ferropericlase to 20 GPa, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B09203, doi:10.1029/2005JB004052

 

Mecklenburgh, J., Y.-H. Zhao, F. Heidelbach, and S. Mackwell (2006), Deformation of olivine-spinel aggregates in the system (Mg,Ni)2GeO4 deformed to high strain in torsion: Implications for upper mantle anisotropy, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B11209, doi:10.1029/2006JB004285.

 

Mackwell S.J. M. Bystricky, and C. Sproni (2005) Fe–Mg interdiffusion in (Mg,Fe)O. Phys. Chem. Minerals 32, 418–425. 10.1007/s00269-005-0013-6

 

Couvy, H., D. Frost, F. Heidelbach, K. Nyilas, T. Ungar, S. Mackwell, and P. Cordier (2004) Shear deformation experiments of forsterite at 11 GPa - 1400EC in the multianvil apparatus, Eur. J. Mineral., 16, 877–890

 

Zhao, Y.H., J. Mecklenburgh, F. Heidelbach, and S. Mackwell (2004) Experimental study of germanate olivine-spinel aggregates deformed in torsion, Acta Petrologica Sinica, 20, 747–752

 

Gaillard, F., M. Pichavant, S. Mackwell, R. Champallier, B. Scaillet, and C. McCammon (2003) Chemical transfer during redox exchanges between H2 and Fe-bearing silicate melts,  Amer. Mineral., 88, 308–315

 

Heidelbach, F., I.C. Stretton, F. Langenhorst, and S. Mackwell (2003) Fabric evolution during high shear-strain deformation of magnesiowüstite (Mg,0.8Fe0.2O), J. Geophys. Res., 108, dio:10.1029/2001JB001632

 

Mackwell, S., and M.S. Paterson (2003) New developments in deformation studies: High-strain deformation, Rev. Mineral., 51, 1–19

Demouchy, S. and S. Mackwell (2003) Water diffusion in synthetic iron-free forsterite, Phys. Chem. Minerals, 30, 486–494, doi:10.1007/s00269-003-0342-2

 

Holzapfel, C., D.C. Rubie, S. Mackwell, and D.J. Frost (2003) Effect of pressure on Fe-Mg interdiffusion in (Fe,xMg1-x)O, ferropericlase, Phys. Earth Planet. Ints., 139, 21–34

 

Bolfan-Casanova, N., S. Mackwell, H. Keppler, and D. C. Rubie, Pressure dependence of H solubility in magnesiowüstite up to 25 GPa: Implications for the storage of water in the Earth’s lower mantle, Geophys. Res. Letters, 29, 1029/2001GL014457, 2002.

Jacobsen, S. D., H. J. Reichmann, H. A. Spetzler, S. J. Mackwell, J. R. Smyth, R. J. Angel, and C. A. McCammon, Structure and elasticity of single-crystal (Mg,Fe)O and a new method of generating GHz-frequency shear waves for ultrasonics, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 1029/2001JB000490, 2002.

Stretton, I. C., F. Heidelbach, S. Mackwell, and F. Langenhorst, Dislocation creep of magnesiowüstite (Mg0.8FeO.2O), Earth Planet. Sci. Letters, 194, 229–240.

Jacobsen, S.D., H.A. Spetzler, H.J. Reichmann, J.R. Smyth, S.J. Mackwell, R.J. Angel, and W.A. Bassett (2002) Gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry at high P and T: new tools for obtaining a thermodynamic equation of state, J. Phys: Condens. Matter, 14, 17

 

Dr. Stephen Mackwell