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Dear colleagues, We are now soliciting abstracts for our upcoming session at the EGU in Vienna (April 24-28, 2017) focusing on laboratory experiments that simulate planetary processes (e.g. mantle-core equilibration, magma ocean crystallization, mantle melting, magma differentiation and crust formation) under reducing conditions. With this session we hope to encourage interaction and collaboration between researchers, especially young researchers, willing to actively discuss the fundamental role of oxygen fugacity on planetary and magmatic processes.

Abstract Deadline is January 11, 2017, 13:00 CET

Session Title: Experimental constraints of planetary differentiation under reducing conditions Session ID: PS8.3 Session Details: Experimental petrology has been intensively used to decipher the mechanisms of formation and differentiation of terrestrial planets. It is now increasingly recognized that several planets accreted under very reducing conditions (Mercury) or incorporated very reducing building blocks during their accretion stage (Earth). Experimental data under reducing conditions are currently scarce but are critically needed to understand mantle-core equilibration, magma ocean crystallization, mantle melting and the formation of primary and secondary crusts on terrestrial planets.

For this session we encourage contributions from researchers willing to share their experimental approach to simulate reducing conditions and working on the effect of oxygen fugacity on a range of planetary processes such as metal-silicate major and trace element partitioning, the behavior of volatiles in magmas, mantle melting and the formation of volcanic crusts.

For more information about the EGU meeting, and to submit an abstract please visit: http://egu2017.eu/home.html

We look forward to seeing you all in Vienna!

Conveners:

Olivier Namur (Institute of Mineralogy, Hannover University, Germany)

Camille Cartier (Department of Geology, University of Liège, Belgium)

Asmaa Boujibar (Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington)