Dr. James J. Papike

Research Professor

Director Emeritus

Institute of Meteoritics

MSC03 2050

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Phone: 505-277-1646

Fax: 505-277-3577

Email: jpapike@unm.edu

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1964

My present planetary research concentrates in three main areas; 1) Comparative planetary mineralogy involving trace elements, by SXRF, of sulfides in lunar and martian basalts; 2) Phosphate assemblages in martian basalts as recorders of late stage oxygen fugacity and volatile content; and 3) Minor and trace elements in olivine to define magma chamber processes and cooling rates of lunar and martian basaltic melts. My major analytical tools for high spatial resolution analyses include EMP, SIMS, SXRF, and micro XANES.


Recent Publications

Karner, J.M., J.J. Papike, S.R. Sutton, P.V. Burger, C.K. Shearer, L. Le, M. Newville, and Y. Choi (2010) Partitioning of Eu between augite and a highly spiked martian basalt composition as a function of oxygen fugacity (IW-1 to FMQ): Determination of Eu2+/Eu3+ ratios by XANES. American Mineralogist, 95: 410-413.

Karner, J. M., J. J. Papike, S.R. Sutton, C.K. Shearer, G. McKay, L. Le, and P. Burger (2007) Valence state partitioning of Cr between pyroxene-melt: Effects of pyroxene and melt composition and direct determination of Cr valence by XANES. Application to martian basalt QUE 94201 composition. American Mineralogist, 92: 2002-2005.

Shearer, C. K., P. V. Burger, J. J. Papike, L. E. Borg, A. J. Irving, and C. Herd (2008) Petrogenetic linkages among martian basalts. Implications based on trace element chemistry of olivine. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 43:1241-1258.

Karner, J. M., J. J. Papike, S. R. Sutton, C. K. Shearer, P. V. Burger, G. McKay, and L. Le (2008) Valence state partitioning of V between pyroxene-melt: Effects of pyroxene and melt composition and direct determination of V valence states by XANES. Application to martian basalt QUE 94201 composition. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 43: 1275-1285.

Karner, J. M., Papike, J. J., Shearer, C. K., McKay, G. A., Le, L., and Burger, P. V. (2007) Valence state partitioning of Cr and V between pyroxene-melt: Estimates of oxygen fugacity for martian basalt QUE94201. American Mineralogist, 92:1238-1241. Click for PDF reprint

Papike, J. J., Burger, P. V., Karner, J. M., Shearer, C. K., and Lueth V. W. (2007) Terrestrial analogs of martian jarosites: Major, minor, element systematics and Na-K zoning in selected samples. American Mineralogist, 92:444-447. Click for PDF reprint

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