Planet formation; Isotopes; Accretion; Differentiation; Short-lived nuclides; Moon; Chondrules; Core formation; Chondrites
Sprung Peter, Kleine Thorsten, Scherer Erik E. (2013), Isotopic evidence for chondritic Lu/Hf and Sm/Nd of the Moon, in Earth and Planetary Science Letters
, 380, 77-87.
Kleine T, Hans U, Irving AJ, Bourdon B (2012), Chronology of the angrite parent body and implications for core formation in protoplanets, in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA
, 84, 186-203.
Mezger Klaus, Debaille Vinciane, Kleine Thorsten (2012), Core formation and mantle differentiation on Mars, in Space Science Reviews
, 174(1-4), 27-48.
Kruijer Thomas S., Sprung Peter, Kleine Thorsten, Leya Ingo, Burkhardt Christoph, Wieler Rainer (2012), Hf-W chronometry of core formation in planetesimals inferred from weakly irradiated iron meteorites, in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
, 99, 287-304.
Kruijer Thomas S., Fischer-Gödde Mario, Kleine Thorsten, Sprung Peter, Leya Ingo, Wieler Rainer (2012), Neutron capture on Pt isotopes in iron meteorites and the Hf-W chronology of core formation in planetesimals, in Earth and Planetary Science Letters
, 361, 162-172.
Stracke A, Palme H, Gellissen M, Munker C, Kleine T, Birbaum K, Gunther D, Bourdon B, Zipfel J (2012), Refractory element fractionation in the Allende meteorite: Implications for solar nebula condensation and the chondritic composition of planetary bodies, in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA
, 85, 114-141.
Henke S, Gail HP, Trieloff M, Schwarz WH, Kleine T (2012), Thermal evolution and sintering of chondritic planetesimals, in ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS
, 537, A45-A45.
Henke S., Gail Hans Peter, Trieloff Mario, Schwarz Winfried H., Kleine Thorsten (2012), Thermal history modelling of the H chondrite parent body, in Astronomy and Astrophysics
, 545, A135.
Kleine T, Rudge JF (2011), Chronometry of Meteorites and the Formation of the Earth and Moon, in ELEMENTS
, 7(1), 41-46.
Rudge JF, Kleine T, Bourdon B (2010), Broad bounds on Earth's accretion and core formation constrained by geochemical models, in NATURE GEOSCIENCE
, 3(6), 439-443.
Nimmo F, O'Brien DP, Kleine T (2010), Tungsten isotopic evolution during late-stage accretion: Constraints on Earth-Moon equilibration, in EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
, 292(3-4), 363-370.
Kruijer T.S., Sprung P., Kleine T., Leya I., Wieler R., Abundance and isotopic composition of Cd in iron meteorites, in Meteoritics and Planetary Science
This project will investigate the processes that led to the formation of planets from a disk of gas and dust. One of the major aims is obtaining time constraints on several of the key processes in the formation of the first planetary objects, including chondrule formation, accretion of chondrite parent bodies, and melting and differentiation of planetesimals. The other major aim is to determine the initial isotopic composition of the Earth and Moon. This is fundamental to our understanding of the formation and long-term evolution of terrestrial planets, including the timescales of differentiation, the dynamcis of the mantle, and growth of the crust.