Deardorff Publishes Article on Crystallization Experiments

Posted on 5/11/2017 3:44:02 PM

Nick Deardorff and colleague Katharine Cashman recently published an article in Nature Scientific Reports on the reheating and crystallization of volcanic pyroclasts.

Cyrielle Humbert extracting a sample from the Deltec tube furnaceTheir paper, titled "Rapid crystallization during recycling of basaltic andesite tephra: timescales determined by reheating experiments," reports on analog crystallization experiments that recreate recycling of tephra in a volcanic vent and reports effective timescales for this process. 

The photo shows student Cyrielle Humbert extracting a sample from the Deltec tube furnace, in which the experiments are run.