Mikhail Zolotov:

Work on chondrites and small solar system bodies

 

* Chemistry/mineralogy of the solar nebula and parent bodies of chondrites

* Theoretical modeling of aqueous alteration and low-temperature metamorphism on asteroids

* Modeling of oxidation-reduction processes; formation, reactivity, and escape of H2

* Formation of highly oxidized species (carbonates, sulfates)

* Aqueous reduction processes

* Stability of individual minerals (e.g., fayalite) in parent bodies of chondrites

* Stability, synthesis and transformation of organic compounds

* Ocean chemistry on icy bodies

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2020) The composition and structure of Ceres’ interior. Icarus, 335, 113404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113404

Glein, C. R., Zolotov, M. Y. (2020) Hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and habitability across the solar system. Elements, 16, 47–52.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Zolotova N. B., Romaniello S. J. (2018). Water extracts from Murchison CM2 chondrite: Trace metals and major ions. 81st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, held 22-27 July 2018 in Moscow, Russia. LPI Contribution No. 2067, 2018, id.6340, pdf.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2017) Aqueous origins of bright salt deposits on Ceres. Icarus, 296, 289304 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103516308533.

Jogo, K., Nakamura, T., Ito, M., Wakita, S., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Messenger, S. R. (2017) Mn-Cr ages and formation conditions of fayalite in CV3 carbonaceous chondrites: Constraints on the accretion ages of chondritic asteroids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 199, 58–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.11.027.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2016) Formation of sulfates on parent bodies of carbonaceous chondrites, Ceres, Europa, and other icy bodies. 47th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf., Abstract 1778. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2015) Physical chemistry of impact-generated fluids and bright spots on Ceres. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, Suppl., Meeting abstract 5384. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. and Mironenko, M. V. (2015) Metasomatism on early Ceres: A global rock alteration and fluid transfer. 46th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 1466. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Morlok A., and Libourel G. (2015) Microchemical environments of aqueous alteration in CR chondrites: Chemical equilibrium models. 46th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 1470. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Postberg, F. (2014). Can nano-phase silica originate from chondritic fluids? The application to Enceladus' SiO2 particles. 45th Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf. Abstract 2496. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2014) Formation of brucite and cronstedtite-bearing mineral assemblages on Ceres. Icarus, 228, 13-26. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2013) Strong oxidants are needed to form sulfates in CM chondrites. 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Abstract 5334. pdf

Lehner, S. W., Petaev, M. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., and Buseck, P.R. (2013) Formation of niningerite by silicate sulfidation in EH3 enstatite chondrites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 101, 34–56. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2012) Aqueous fluid composition in CI chondritic materials: Chemical equilibrium assessments in closed systems. Icarus, 220, 713-729. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Sprague, A. L., Nittler, L. R.,  Weider, S. Z., Starr, R. D., Evans, L. G., Boynton, W. V., Goldsten, J. O., Hauck, S.A.,  II, and Solomon, S. C. (2011). Implications of the MESSENGER discovery of high sulfur abundance on the surface of Mercury. Abstract presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif.

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2011) On the Chemistry of Mantle and Magmatic Volatiles on Mercury. Icarus, 212, 24-41. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2011) Fluid Chemistry of Aqueous Alteration of CI-type Chondritic Materials: Thermodynamic Assessment. 42nd Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 1988. pdf

Petaev, M. I., Lehner, S. W. Zolotov, M. Yu., Buseck, P.R. (2011) The Origin of Niningerite in EH3 Silica-bearing Chondrules: Insights from mineral equilibria. 42nd Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 2323. pdf

Lehner, S.W., Petaev, M. I., Zolotov, M. Yu., Buseck, P.R. (2011) The Origin of Niningerite in EH3 Silica-bearing Chondrules. 42nd Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 1863. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Compositions of Oceans on Icy Solar System Bodies. Abstract P24A-02 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Chemical Disequilibria and Sources of Gibbs Free Energy inside Enceladus. Abstract P33A-1563 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec. pdf

Spivak-Birndorf, L. J. and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Elemental Composition of Comets: A Mass Balance model. Meteorit. Planet. Sci., 45, Suppl. A194. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2010) Oceanic Chemistry Evolution on Icy Moons. Astrobiology Science Conference 2010, [CD-ROM], abstract 5304. pdf

Mironenko, M. V., Zolotov, M. Yu., Marshakov A. I., Yurasova, T. А., and Rybkina, A. A. (2010). Dissolution Kinetics of Kamacite: Electrochemical Study under Anoxic Aqueous Conditions. XXXXI Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 1403. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., (2009) On the Composition and Differentiation of Ceres. Icarus, 204, 183-193. pdf.

Jogo, K., Nakamura, T., Noguchi, T., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2009) Fayalite in the Vigarano CV3 Carbonaceous Chondrite: Occurrences, Formation Age and Conditions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287, 320-328. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2008b) Aqueous Alteration of CM2 Chondrites Evaluated with Kinetic Models. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 43, Suppl., A177. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2008a) Early Alteration of Matrices in Parent Bodies of CI/CM Carbonaceous Chondrites: Kinetic-Thermodynamic Modeling, XXXIX Lunar and Planet. Sci. [CD-ROM], abstract 1998. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V. and Krieg M. L. (2007) Evaluation of Pressure During Aqueous Alteration and Metamorphism of Asteroids, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 42, Suppl. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Mironenko, M. V. (2007) Hydrogen Chloride as a Source of Acid Fluids in Parent Bodies of Chondrites, XXXVIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2340. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Shock, E. L. (2006) Thermodynamic Constraints on Fayalite Formation on Parent Bodies of Chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 41(11), 1775-1796. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu. (2005) Water-Rock Reactions on Non-Planetary Bodies in the Early Solar System, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P53A-07, Invited. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Shock, E. L., and Mironenko, M. V. (2005) Hydrogen Formation and Phase Partitioning During Parent Body Alteration of Chondrites: A Thermodynamic Quantification, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40, Suppl., A176. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Shock, E. L. (2005) Thermodynamic Constraints on Fayalite Formation on Parent Bodies of Chondrites, Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40, Suppl., A175.

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Shock, E. L. (2005) Competitive Oxidation and Hydration during Aqueous Alteration of Asteroids. In Workshop on Oxygen in Asteroids and Meteorites, held June 2-3, 2005 in Flagstaff, Arizona, LPI Contribution No. 1267, p. 33. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Mironenko, M. V., and Shock, E. L. (2005) Aqueous Alteration and Hydrogen Generation on Parent Bodies of Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrites: Thermodynamic Modeling for the Semarkona Composition. XXXVI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2271. pdf

Mironenko, M. V., and Zolotov, M. Yu. (2005) Thermodynamic Models for Aqueous Alteration Coupled with Volume and Pressure Changes in Asteroids (2005) XXXVI Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2207. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2004) Pathways of Hydrogen Generation During Aqueous Alteration of Chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 39, Suppl., A119. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., Seewald, J. S., and McCollom, T. M. (2003) Dissolved Carbon Monoxide in Hydrothermal Fluids on Solar System Bodies: Experimental study of Reactivity and Organic Synthesis. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 38, Suppl. A132.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Aqueous Reduction Processes in Asteroids. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 38, Suppl., A68.

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2003) Aqueous Oxidation of Parent Bodies of Carbonaceous Chondrites and Galilean Satellites Driven by Hydrogen Escape, XXXIII Lunar and Planet. Sci., [CD-ROM], abstract 2047. pdf

Zolotov, M. Yu., and Shock, E. L. (2001) Stability of Condensed Hydrocarbons in the Solar Nebula. Icarus 150, 323-337. pdf