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Yongjun Gao

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Yongjun Gao

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Research Associate Professor, Geochemistry, Petrology

Ph.D., Geochemistry, University of Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany (2004)
M.S., Geochemistry, Peking University, Beijing, China (1999)
B.S., Marine Geology, China Ocean University, Qing Dao, China (1996)

Office: 332-B SR1
Phone: (713) 743-4382

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Research Interests

Generation and evolution of oceanic crust. Systematics of 18O/16O, 11B/10B, 7Li/6Li ratios and elemental concentrations in the oceanic crust through its cooling and alteration history. In-situ UV-Laser fluorination techniques for oxygen isotopes and in-situ LA-MC-ICPMS for trace element and Li and B isotopes.

Selected Publications

  • Gao, Y., Snow, J.E., Casey, J.F., Yu, J., 2011. Cooling-induced fractionation of mantle Li isotopes from the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel Ridge. Earth. Planet. Sci. Lett. 301, 231-240.
  • Gao, Y., F. Vils, K. M. Cooper, N. Banerjee, M. Harris, J. Hoefs, D. A. H. Teagle, J. F. Casey, T. Elliott, C. Laverne, J. C. Alt, K. Muehlenbachs, 2012, Down-hole variation of lithium and oxygen isotopic compositions of oceanic crust at East Pacific Rise, ODP Site 1256, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., doi:10.1029/2012GC004207
  • Gao,Y., Casey, J.F., 2011. Lithium isotope composition of ultramafic geological reference materials: JP-1 and DTS-2. Geostand. Geoanal. Res. doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X. 2011. 00117.x.
  • Yongjun Gao, Jochen Hoefs, Eric Hellebrand, Anette von der Handt and Jonathan E. Snow, 2006, Trace element zoning in pyroxenes from ODP Hole 735B gabbros: Diffusive exchange or synkinematic crystal ractionation? Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 153 (4), 429-442.
  • Yongjun Gao, Jochen Hoefs, Reinhold Przybilla, Jonathan E. Snow, 2006, A complete oxygen isotope profile through the lower oceanic crust, ODP Hole 735B, Chemical Geology. 233(3-4), 217-234
  • Huang, J. Y. Xiao, Y. Gao (correspondence author), Z. Hou, W. Wu, 2012, Nb-Ta fractionation induced by fluid-rock interaction in subduction-zones: Constraints from UHP eclogite- and vein-hosted rutile from the Dabie orogen, Central-Eastern China, J. Metamorph Geol, 821-842.
  • Sun, H., Y.L. Xiao, Y. Gao (student as first author), J.Q. Lai, Z. Hou, Y. Wang, 2012, Fluid and melt inclusions in the Mesozoic Fangcheng basalt from North China Craton: implications for magmaevolution and fluid/melt-peridotite reaction, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 1-17.