Mikhail Zolotov:

Work on planet Mercury

         Magmatic volatiles, volcanic degassing, and origins of pyroclastic deposits

         Origins of abundant sulfur in surface materials

         Redox state and FeO content in magmas and rocks

         Phase equilibria in reduced S-rich melts

         Geochemical interpretations of MESSENGER data

Journal Publications:

Evans, L. G., Peplowski, P. N., McCubbin, F. M., McCoy, T. J., Nittler, L. R., Zolotov, M. Yu., Ebel, D. S., Lawrence, D. J., Starr, R. D., Weider, S. Z., and Solomon, S. C. (2015) Chlorine on the surface of Mercury: MESSENGER gamma-ray measurements and implications for the planet's formation and evolution. Icarus, 257, 417427.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Sprague, A., Hauck, S, II, Nittler, L., Solomon, S., and Weider, S. (2013) The redox state, FeO content, and origin of sulfur-rich magmas on Mercury. J. Geophysical Research: Planets, 118, 138-146, doi:10.1029/2012JE004274. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2011) On the chemistry of mantle and magmatic volatiles on Mercury. Icarus, 212, 24-41. pdf


Non-referred publications, abstracts

Zolotov, M. (2012) Sulphur-rich Silicate Melts on the Fe-rich Planet Mercury: insights from Industrial Slags, 5th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Steelmaking, Dresden, Oct. 1-3, 2012, Paper ID: 1329.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Chemistry of magmatic volatiles and explosive volcanism on Mercury. XXXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 1246. pdf