Dr. Charles K. "Chip" Shearer
Senior Research Scientist III
Manager, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Laboratory
Institute of Meteoritics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, 1983
Research interests: The focus of Chip's research has been on planetary basaltic magmatism and the evolution of planetary interiors (Moon, Mars, 4 Vesta), trace element crystal chemistry of the rock forming minerals, and planetary sample return.
Shearer, C. K., Papike, J. J., and Karner J. M. (2006) Pyroxene europium valence oxybarometer: Effects of pyroxene composition, melt composition, and crystallization kinetics. American Mineralogist, 91:1565-1573. Click for PDF reprint
Shearer, C. K., and others (2006) Chapter 3. Magmatic and thermal history of the Moon. In New Views of the Moon (eds. B. Jolliff and G. Ryder). Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Papike, J. J., Karner J. M., and Shearer C. K. (2004) Comparative planetary mineralogy: V/(Cr + Al) systematics in chromite as an indicator of relative oxygen fugacity. American Mineralogist, 89:1557-1560. Click for PDF reprint
Walker, R. J., Horan, M. F., Shearer, C. K., and Papike, J. J. (2004) Depletion of highly siderophile elements in the lunar mantle: Evidence for prolonged late accretion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press.
Shearer, C. K., Papike, J. J., and Borg, L. E. (2004) Planetary Sampling Strategies: Lessons learned from the analysis of Small Extraterrestrial Samples. CP699, Space Technology and Applications International Forum - STAIF 2004, 925-930.