Rhian H. Jones

Ph.D., University of Manchester, Great Britain, 1986 (Professor)
Office: Northrop Hall Rm. 302; 277-5339 Email: rjones@unm.edu

Research and Academic Interests:

My research focuses on understanding the origin of some of the first solid material in the solar system, material that is found in meteorites known as chondrites. Studies of the chemistry, mineralogy and isotopic compositions of various components of chondrites help to shed light on the processes that formed them. Chondrites also retain a record of geological processes that occurred on asteroids very early in the history of the solar system, including aqueous alteration and thermal metamorphism.

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Listing of Recent Publications:

"Formation of chondrules and CAIs: Theory versus observation," In Protostars and Planets IV, (eds., V.G. Mannings, A.P. Boss and S.S. Russell), University of Arizona Press, p. 927-962, 2000, (R.H. Jones, T. Lee, H.C. Connolly Jr., S.G. Love and H. Shang).

"Chondritic meteorities," In Planetary Materials, (ed. J.J. Papike), Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, v. 36, p. 3-1 to 3-398, 1998, (A.J. Brearley and R.H. Jones).

"Trace element partitioning between pyroxene and melt in rapidly cooled chondrules," American Mineralogist, v. 82, p. 534-545, 1997, (R.H. Jones and G.D. Layne).

"A chondrule origin for dusty relict olivine in unequilibrated chondrites," Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v. 32, p. 753-750, 1997, (R.H. Jones and L.R. Danielson).

"Relict grains in chondrules: Evidence for chondrule recycling," Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk, (eds., R.H. Hewins, R.H. Jones and E.R.D. Scott), Cambridge University Press, p. 163-172, 1996, (R.H. Jones).

"FeO-rich, porphyritic pyroxene chondrules in unequilibrated ordinary chondrites," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 60, p. 3115-3138, 1996, (R.H. Jones).

"Classification, metamorphic history and pre-metamorphic composition of chondrules," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 58, pp. 1203-1209, 1994 (with E.R.D. Scott and A.E. Rubin).

"Petrology of FeO-poor, porphyritic pyroxene chondrules in the Semarkona chondrite," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 58, pp. 5325-5340, 1994.

"Effect of metamorphism on isolated olivine grains in CO3 chondrites," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 57, pp. 2853-2867, 1993.

"A comparison of FeO-rich, porphyritic olivine chondrules in unequilibrated chondrites and experimental analogues," Meteoritics, v. 28, p. 213-221, 1993 (with G.E. Lofgren).

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