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  1. Zhou, C. M., Huyskens, M. H., Lang, X. G., Xiao, S. H., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2019) Calibrating the terminations of Cryogenian global glaciations. Geology. 251, 251-254. https://doi.org/10.1130/G45719.1
  2. Wimpenny, J., Sanborn, M., Koefoed, P., Cooke, I., Stirling, C., Amelin, Y. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2019) Reassessing the origin and chronology of the unique achondrite Asuka 881394: Implications for distribution of 26Al in the early Solar System. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 244, 478-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.10.006
  3. M. E. Sanborn, J. Wimpenny, C. D. Williams, A. Yamakawa, M. H. Huyskens, Y. Amelin, A. J. Irving, and Q.-Z. Yin (2019) Carbonaceous Achondrites Northwest Africa 6704/6693: Milestones for Early Solar System Chronology and Genealogy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 245: 577-596 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.10.004
  4. Amelin, P. Koefoed, T. Iizuka, V. A. Fernandes, M. H. Huyskens, Q.-Z. Yin, and A. J. Irving (2019) U-Pb, Rb-Sr and Ar-Ar systematics of the ungrouped achondrites Northwest Africa 6704 and Northwest Africa 6693. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 245: 628-642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.09.021
  5. Hibiya, G. J. Archer, R. Tanaka, M. E. Sanborn, Y. Sato, T. Iizuka, K. Ozawa, R. J. Walker, A. Yamaguchi, Q.-Z. Yin, T. Nakamura, and A. J. Irving (2019) The origin of the unique achondrite Northwest Africa 6704: Constraints from petrology, chemistry and Re–Os, O and Ti isotope systematics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 245: 597-627 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.04.031
  6. Jenniskens, J. Utas, Q.-Z. Yin, R. D. Matson, M. Fries, J. A. Howell, D. Free, Jim Albers, H. Devillepoix, P. Bland, A. Miller, R. Verish, D. K. Prabhu, M. E. Zolensky, K. Ziegler, M. E. Sanborn, K. L. Verosub, D. J. Rowland, D. R. Ostrowski, K. Bryson, J. Dotson, M. Laubenstein, Q. Zhou, Q.-L. Li, X.-H. Li, Y. Liu, G.-Q. Tang, K. Welten, M. M. M. Meier, A. A. Plant, C. Maden, H. Busemann, and M. Granvik (The Creston Meteorite Consortium) (2019) The Creston, California meteorite fall and the origin of L chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 54: 699-720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13235
  7. O, Ünsalan, P. Jenniskens, -Z. Yin, E. Kaygisiz, J. Albers, D. L. Clark, M. Granvik, I. Demirkol, I. Y. Erdogan, A. S. Bengu, M. E. Özel, Z. Terzioglu, N. Gi, P. Brown, E. Yalcinkaya, T. Temel, D. K. Prabhu, D. K. Robertson, M. Boslough, D. R. Ostrowski, J. Kimberley, S. Er, D. J. Rowland, K. L. Bryson, C. Altunayar-Ünsalan, B. Ranguelov, A. Karamanov, D. Tachev, Ö. Kocahan, M. I. Oshtrakh, A. A. Maksimova, M. S. Karabanalov, K. L. Verosub, E. Levin, I. Uysal, V. Hoffmann, T. Hiroi, V. Reddy, G. Ö. Ildiz, O. Bolukbasi, M. E. Zolensky, R. Hochleitner, M. Kaliwoda, S. Öngen, R. Fausto, B. A. Nogueira, A. V. Chukin, D. Karashanova, V. A. Semionkin, M. Yeşiltaş, T. Glotch, A. Yilmaz, J. M. Friedrich, M. E. Sanborn, M. Huyskens, K. Ziegler, C. D. Williams, M. Schoenbaechler, K. Bauer, M. M. M. Meier, C. Maden, H. Busemann, K. Welten, M. Caffee, M. Laubenstein, Q. Zhou, Q.-L. Li, X.-H. Li, Y. Liu, G.-Q. Tang, D. Sears, H. L. McLain, J. P. Dworkin, J. E. Elsila, D. P. Glavin, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, A. Ruf, L. Le Corre and N. Schmedemann (The Sariçiçek Meteorite Consortium) (2019) Howardite fall in Turkey: Source crater of HED meteorites on Vesta and impact risk of Vestoids. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 54: 953-1008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13258
  8. M. Langbroek, P. Jenniskens, L. M. Kriegsman, H. Nieuwenhuis, N. De Kort, J. Kuiper, W. Van Westrenen, M. E. Zolensky, K. Ziegler, Q.-Z. Yin, M. E. Sanborn, J. Wimpenny, A. Yamakawa, S. J. De Vet, M. M. M. Meier, K. C. Welten, K. Nishiizumi, A. S. Burton, J. P. Dworkin, D. P. Glavin, Q.-H. Wu, R. N. Zare, A. Ruf, M. Harir, and P. Schmitt-Kopplin (The Diepenveen Meteorite Consortium) (2019) The CM carbonaceous chondrite regolith Diepenveen. Accepted to Meteoritics and Planetary Science.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13297


  1. Zhou, Q.-Z. Yin, C. Shearer, X.-H. Li, Q.-L. Li, Y. Liu, G.-Q. Tang (2018) U-Pb and Pb-Pb Ages of Apatite from Antarctic Achondrite GRA 06129. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 53, 448-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13026
  2. Walker, Q.-Z., Yin, and P. Heck. (2018) Rapid Effects of Terrestrial Alteration on Highly Siderophile Elements in the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 7, 1500-1507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13102
  3. P. Griffis, R. Mundil, I. P. Montañez, J. Isbell, N. Fedorchuk, F. Vesely, R. Iannuzzi, Q.-Z. Yin (2018) A New Stratigraphic Framework Built on U-Pb Single Zircon TIMS Ages and Implications for the Timing of the Penultimate Icehouse (Paraná Basin, Brazil). Geological Society of America Bulletin. 130, 848-858. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31775.1
  4. Griffis, N. P., Montañez, I. P., Fedorchuk, N., Isbell, J., Mundil, R., Vesely, F., Weinshultz, L., Iannuzzi, R., Gulbranson, E., Taboada, A., Pagnini, A., Sanborn, M., Huyskens, M., Wimpenny, J., Linol, B., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2018) Isotopes to Ice: Constraining Provenance of Glacial Deposits and Ice Centers in West-Central Gondwana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.04.020
  5. D. Fedorchuk, J. L. Isbell, N. P. Griffis, I. P. Montañez, F. F. Vesely, R. Iannuzzi, R. Mundil, Q.-Z. Yin, K. N. Pauls, and E. L.M. Rosa (2018) Origin of paleovalleys on the Rio Grande do Sul Shield (Brazil): implications for the extent of late Paleozoic glaciation in west-central Gondwana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.04.013
  6. -Q. Feng, C,-H. Gao, Q.-Z. Yin, B. Jacobsen, P. R. Renne, J. Wang and S.-C. Chang (2018) Tracking the evaporite deposition by stable magnesium isotopes: a tested study from late Permian langbeinites. Geochemistry, Geophysics Geosystems, 19, 2615-2630. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2017GC007361
  7. -W. Xie, L. Xu, Q.-Z. Yin, Y.-H. Yang, C. Huang, and J.-H. Yang (2018) A novel sample cell for reducing the “Position Effect” in laser ablation MC-ICP-MS isotopic measurement. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 33, 1571-1578. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8JA00083B.
  8. -J. Li, Q.-Z. Yin, H.-M. Bao, M. E. Sanborn, A. Irving, K. Ziegler, C. Agee, K. Marti, B.-K. Miao, X.-Y. Li, Y. Li., and S.-J. Wang, (2018) Evidences for Multilayered Internal Structure of the Acapulcoite-Lodranite Parent Asteroid and Its Chondritic Precursor. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 242, 82-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.09.004
  9. Shi, X. Y., Gao, H., Yin, Q.-Z., Chang, Y.-C., Wiens, R. C., Jackson, W. M., and Ng, C.-Y. (2018) Branching ratio measurements of the predissociation of 12C16O by time-slice velocity-map ion imaging in the energy region from 106,250 to 107,800 cm-1. Journal of Physical Chemistry A 122, 8136-8142. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.8b08058.
  10. W. Carlson, R. Brasser, Q.-Z. Yin, M. Fischer-Goedde, and L. P. Qin (2018) Feed Stocks of the Terrestrial Planets. Space Science Reviews. 214: 121. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-018-0554-x


  1. Ruf, B. Kanawati, N. Hertkorn, Q.-Z. Yin, F. Moritz, M. Harir, M. Lucio, B. Michalke, J. Wimpenny, S. Shilobreeva, B. Bronsky, V. Saraykin, Z. Gabelica, R. Gougeon, E. Quirico, S. Ralew,  T. Jakubowski, H. Haack, M. Gonsior, P. Jenniskens, N. W. Hinman, and P. Schmitt-Kopplin (2017) Previously unknown class of metalorganic compounds revealed in meteorites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 2819-2824 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1616019114
  2. A. Goodrich, N. T. Kita, Q.-Z. Yin, M. E. Sanborn, C. D. Williams, D. Nakashima, and M. Lane (2017) Petrogenesis and Provenance of Ungrouped Achondrite Northwest Africa 7325 from Petrology, Trace Elements, Oxygen, Chromium and Titanium Isotopes, and Mid-IR Spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 203, 381-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.021
  3. L. Schrader, K. Nagashima, A. N. Krot, R. C. Ogliore, Q.-Z. Yin, Y. Amelin C. H. Stirling, and A. Kaltenbach (2017) A homogeneous distribution of 26Al in the protoplanetary disk during chondrule formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 201, 275–302 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.023
  4. K. Benedix, P.A. Bland, J. M. Friedrich, D.W. Mittlefehldt, M.E. Sanborn, Q.-Z. Yin, R.C. Greenwood, I.A. Franchi, A.W.R. Bevan, M.C. Towner, G.C. Perotta and S. Mertzman. (2017) Bunburra Rockhole: Exploring the Geology of a New Differentiated Asteroid. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta. 208, 145-159 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.030
  5. -T. Chien, T.-Y. Ho, M. Sanborn, Q.-Z. Yin and A. Paytan (2017) The Distribution of Lead Concentrations and Isotopic Compositions in the Western Philippine Sea. Marine Chemistry. 189, 10-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2016.12.007
  6. E. Stelten, K. M. Cooper, J. B. Wimpenny, J. A. Vazquez, and Q.-Z. Yin (2017) The role of mantle-derived magmas in Yellowstone’s isotopic evolution. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 18, 1350–1365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GC006664
  7. Xie, L. W., Yang, J.-H., Yin, Q.-Z. Yang, Y.-H., Liu, J.-B., Huang, C. (2017) High spatial resolution in situ U-Pb dating by laser ablation multiple ion counting collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-MIC-ICPMS). Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 32, 975-986. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6JA00387G
  8. Ling, X.X., Huyskens M.H., Li, Q.L., Yin, Q.-Z., Werner, R., Liu, Y., Tang, G.Q., Yang, Y.N., and Li, X.H. (2017) Monazite RW-1: a homogenous natural reference material for ion microprobe U-Pb and Th-Pb isotopic analysis. Mineralogy and Petrology 111, 163-172  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00710-016-0478-7
  9. Debaille, J. Van Orman, Q.-Z. Yin, and Y. Amelin (2017) The role of phosphates for the Lu-Hf chronology of meteorites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 473, 52–61 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.039
  10. -T. A. Lee, J. Caves, H.H. Jiang, W.-R. Cao, A. Lenardic, N. R. McKenzie, O. Shorttle, Q.-Z. Yin, and B. Dyer, (2017) Deep mantle roots and continental emergence: implications for whole-Earth elemental cycling, long-term climate, and the Cambrian explosion. International Geology Review https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2017.1340853
  11. Hublet, V. Debaille, J. Wimpenny, and Q-Z. Yin (2017) Differentiation and magmatic activity in Vesta evidenced by 26Al-26Mg dating in eucrites and diogenites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 218, 73–97 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.005.
  12. D. K. Herd, E. L. Walton, C. B. Agee, N. Muttik, K. Ziegler, C. K. Shearer, A. S. Bell, A. R. Santos, P. V. Burger, J. I. Simon, M. J. Tappa, F. M. McCubbin, J. Gattacceca, F. Lagroix, M. E. Sanborn, Q.-Z. Yin, W. S. Cassata, L. E. Borg, R. A. Lindvall, T. S. Kruijer, G. A. Brennecka, T. Kleine, K. Nishiizumi, M. W. Caffee (2017) The Northwest Africa 8159 Martian Meteorite: Expanding the Martian Sample Suite to the Early Amazonian. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 218, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.08.037
  13. Shi, X. Y., Yin, Q.-Z., Gao, H., Chang, Y.-C., Jackson, W. M., Wiens, R. C., and Ng, C.-Y. (2017) Branching Ratios in Vacuum Ultraviolet Photodissociation of CO and N2: Implications for Oxygen and Nitrogen Isotopic Compositions of the Solar Nebula. The Astrophysical Journal 850, 48 (12pp) https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa8ee7


  1. Schmitz, Q.-Z. Yin, M. E. Sanborn, M. Tassinari, C. E. Caplan, and G. R. Huss (2016) A new type of solar-system material recovered from Ordovician marine limestone. Nature Communications 7:11851 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11851
  2. Koefoed, Y. Amelin, Q.-Z. Yin, J. Wimpenny, M. Sanborn, T. Iizuka, and A. J. Irving. (2016) U-Pb and Al-Mg systematics of the ungrouped achondrite Northwest Africa 7325. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 183, 31–45 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.03.028
  3. Harlan, P. Jenniskens, M. Zolensky, Q.-Z. Yin, K. L. Verosub, D. J. Rowland, M. Sanborn, M. Huyskens, E. R. Creager, and T. Jull (2016) Meteorites found on Misfits Flat dry lake, Nevada. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 51, 757–772 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12619
  4. Rubin, K. M. Cooper, M. Leever, J. Wimpenny, C. Deering, T. Rooney, D. Gravley, Q.-Z. Yin (2016) Changes in magma storage conditions following caldera collapse at Okataina Volcanic Center, New Zealand. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 171:4 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00410-015-1216-6
  5. M. Ransom, M. Grote, A. Deinhart, G. Eppich, C. Kendall, M. Sanborn, K. Souders, J. Wimpenny, Q.-Z. Yin, M. Young, and T. Harter, (2016) Bayesian Nitrate Source Apportionment to Individual Groundwater Wells in the Central Valley by use of Elemental and Isotopic Tracers. Water Resources Research 52, 5577–5597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR018523
  6. -L. Hao, W. Yang, Y. Luo, S. Hu, Q.-Z. Yin, and Y.-T. Lin (2016) NanoSIMS measurements of trace-elements at micron scale interface between zircon and silicate glass. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 31, 2399-2409 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6JA00279J


  1. -C. Chang, Z.-H. Luo, Y. Pan, Z. Zhang, Y.-N. Song, Y.-J. Kuang, Q.-Z. Yin, K.-C. Lau, and C. Y. Ng (2015) Rotationally resolved state-to-state photoionization and photoelectron study of vanadium carbide and its cation (VC/VC+) Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics. 17, 9780-9793 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp00371g
  2. -Q. Tang, X.-H. Li, Q.-L. Li, Y. Liu, X.-X. Ling, and Q.-Z. Yin (2015) Deciphering physical mechanism of topography effect for oxygen isotope measurements using Cameca IMS-1280 SIMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30, 950-956. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4JA00458B
  3. Liu, Q.-L. Li, G.-Q. Tang, X.-H. Li and Q.-Z. Yin (2015) Towards higher precision SIMS U-Pb zircon geochronology via dynamic multi-collector analysis. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30, 979-985. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ja00459k
  4. Wimpenny, C. A. Colla, P. Yu, Q.-Z. Yin, J. R. Rustad, W. H. Casey (2015) Lithium-Isotope Fractionation During Uptake by Gibbsite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 168, 133–150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.07.011
  5. -Z. Teng, Q.-Z. Yin, C. V. Ullmann, R. Chakrabarti, P. A. E. Pogge von Strandmann, W. Yang, W.-Y. Li, S. Ke, F. Sedaghatpour, J. Wimpenny, Anette Meixner, Rolf L. Romer, U. Wiechert, S. B. Jacobsen (2015) Inter-laboratory comparison of magnesium isotopic compositions of twelve felsic to ultramafic igneous rock standards analyzed by MC-ICPMS. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GC005939
  6. Wimpenny, Y. Amelin and Q.-Z. Yin (2015) The Lu isotopic composition of achondrites: closing the case for accelerated decay of 176Lu. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 812, L3 http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/812/1/L3


  1. Yin, Q.-Z., Herd, C.D.K., Zhou, Q., Li, X.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Li, Q.-L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., and McCoy, T.J. (2014) Reply to Comment on “Geochronology of the martian meteorite Zagami revealed by U-Pb ion probe dating of accessory minerals” Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 385, 218-220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.016.
  2. Wimpenny, J. (former postdoc), Colla, C. A. (graduate student), Yin, Q.-Z., Rustad, J. R., and Casey, W. H. (2014) Investigating the behaviour of Mg isotopes during clay mineral formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 128, 178–194 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.12.012
  3. Wimpenny, J. (former postdoc), Yin, Q.-Z., Tollstrup, D., Xie L.-W., J.-M. Sun (2014) Using Mg isotope ratios to trace Cenozoic weathering changes; a case study from the Chinese loess plateau. Chemical Geology 376, 31–43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.03.008
  4. Huang, S.C., Lee, C.-T., Yin, Q.-Z. (2014) Missing Lead and High 3He/4He in Ancient Sulfides Associated with Continental Crust Formation. Scientific Reports (Nature open access journal) 4 : 5314 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep05314
  5. Jenniskens, P., Rubin, A. E., Yin, Q.-Z., Sears, D., Sandford, S., Zolensky, M. E., Krot, A. N., Blair, L., Kane, D., Utas, J., Verish, R., Friedrich, J. M., Wimpenny, J., Eppich, G., Ziegler, K., Verosub, K. L., Rowland, D. J., Albers, J., Gural, P. S., Grigsby, B., Fries, M. D., Matson, R., Johnston, M., Silber, E., Brown, P., Yamakawa, A., Sanborn, M. E., Laubenstein, M., Welten, K. C., Nishiizumi, K., Meier, M. M. M., Busemann, H., Clay, P., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Glavin, D. P., Callahan, M. P., Dworkin, J. P., Wu, Q. H., Zare, R. N., Grady, M., Verchovsky, S., Emel’yanenko, V., Naroenkov, S., Clark, D., Girten, B., and Worden, P. S. (2014) Fall, Recovery, and Characterization of the Novato L6 chondrite breccia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 49, 1388-1425. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12323
  6. Yin, Q.-Z., Zhou, Q., Li, Q.-L., Li, X.-H., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., Krot, A. N., and Jenniskens, P. (2014). Records of the Moon-Forming Impact and the 470 Ma Disruption of the L-Chondrite Parent Body in the Asteroid Belt from U-Pb Apatite Ages of Novato (L6). Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 1426–1439. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12340
  7. Yamakawa, A. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2014) Chromium Isotopic Systematics of the Sutter’s Mill Carbonaceous Chondrite: Implications for Isotopic Heterogeneities of the Early Solar System. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 2118-2127 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12346
  8. Beck, P., Quirico, E., Garenne, A., Yin, Q.-Z., Bonal, L., Schmitt, B., Montes-Hernandez, G., Montagnac, G., Chiriac, R., and Toche, F. (2014). The Secondary History of Sutter’s Mill CM Carbonaceous Chondrite from Water-Abundance and the Structure of its Organic Matter. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 2064-2073 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12273.
  9. Burton, A. S., Glavin, D. P., Elsila, J. E., Dworkin, J. P., Jenniskens, P. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2014) The Amino Acid Composition of the Sutter’s Mill CM2 Carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 2074-2086 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12281.
  10. Zhao X.C., Lin, Y.T., Yin, Q.-Z., Zhang, J.C., Hao, J.L., Zolensky, M., and Jenniskens, P. (2014) Presolar Materials in the CM2 Chondrite Sutter’s Mill. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 2038-2046 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12289
  11. Jilly, C. E., Huss, G. R., Krot, A. N., Nagashima, K., Yin, Q.-Z. and Sugiura, N. (2014) 53Mn-53Cr Dating of Aqueously Formed Carbonates in the CM2 Lithology of the Sutter’s Mill Carbonaceous Chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 2104-2117 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12305
  12. Zolensky, M., Mikouchi, T., Fries, M., Bodnar, R., Jenniskens, P., Yin, Q.-Z., Hagiya, K., Ohsumi, K., Komatsu, M., Colbert, M., Hanna, R., Maisano, J., Ketcham, R., Kebukawa, Y., Nakamura, T., Matsuoka, M., Sasaki, S., Tsuchiyama, A., Gounelle, M., Le, L., Martinez, J., Ross, K., Rahman, Z. (2014) Mineralogy and Petrography of C Asteroid Regolith: The Sutter’s Mill Meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 49, 1997-2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12386
  13. Luo Z-H., Huang H., Chang, Y.-C., Zhang, Z., Yin, Q.-Z., and Ng C.-Y. (2014) Rotationally resolved state-to-state photoionization and photoelectron study of titanium carbide and its cation (TiC/TiC+). Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 144307 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4896988
  14. Lu, Z., Chang, Y.-C., Yin, Q.-Z., Ng, C.-Y., and Jackson, W. M. (2014) Evidence for direct molecular oxygen production from CO2 Science 346, 61-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1257156 (accompanied with a Science Perspective Article by Suits and Parker).


  1. Albarede, F., Ballhaus, C., Blichert-Toft, J., Lee, C.-T., Marty, B., Moynier, F., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2013) Asteroidal impacts and the origin of terrestrial and lunar volatiles. Icarus 222, 44–52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.10.026
  2. Chin, E. J., Lee, C.-T., Tollstrup, D. L., Xie, L. W., Wimpenny, J. B., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2013) On the origin of hot metasedimentary quartzites in the lower crust of continental arcs. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 361, 120-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.031.
  3. Zhou Q. (graduate student), Yin, Q.-Z., Young, E. D., Li, X.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Li Q.-L., Liu Y., Tang G.-Q. (2013) SIMS Pb-Pb and U-Pb age determination of eucrite zircons at <5 micron scale and the first 50 Ma of the thermal history of Vesta. Cosmochim. Acta 110,152-175 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.016
  4. Gao, H. (graduate student), Song, Y., Chang, Y.-C., Shi, X. Y., Yin, Q.-Z., Wiens, R. C., Jackson, W. M., and C. Y. Ng, C.-Y. (2013) Branching ratio measurements for the predissociation of 12C16 Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117, 6185−6195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp400412n
  5. Debaille, V. (former postdoc), O’Neill, C., Brandon, A., Haenecour, P., Yin, Q.-Z., Mattielli, N., Treiman, A. H. (2013) Stagnant-lid tectonics in early Earth revealed by 142Nd variations in late Archean rocks. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 373, 83 – 92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.016i
  6. Zhou, Q. (graduate student), Herd, C., Yin, Q.-Z., Li, X.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Li, Q.-L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., McCoy, T. (2013) Geochronology of a martian meteorite by U-Pb ion probe dating of accessory minerals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 374, 156-163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.035
  7. Stelten, M., Cooper, K., Vazquez, J., Wimpenny, J., Barfod, G., Yin, Q.-Z. (2013) Magma mixing and the generation of isotopically juvenile silicic magma at Yellowstone caldera inferred from coupling 238U-230Th ages with trace elements and Hf and O isotopes in zircon and Pb isotopes in sanidine. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 587–613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00410-013-0893-2.
  8. Zhang, L.P., Li, M.W., Wang, Y., Yin, Q.-Z., and Zhang, W.Z. (2013) A novel molecular index for secondary oil migration distance. Scientific Reports (Nature open access journal) 3 : 2487 | http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02487.
  9. Kita, N. T., Yin, Q.-Z., MacPherson, G. J., Ushikubo, T., Jacobsen, B., Nagashima, K., Kurahashi, E., Krot, A. N.,  and Jacobsen, S. B. (2013) 26Al-26Mg isotope systematics of the first solids in the early solar system. Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 48, 1383–1400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12141
  10. Colla, C. A. (graduate student), Wimpenny, J., Yin, Q.-Z., Rustad, J. R., Casey, W. H. (2013) Calcium-Isotope Fractionation between Solution and Solids with Six, Seven or Eight Oxygens Bound to Ca (II). Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta 121, 363-373. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.07.041.
  11. Shen, B. (former visiting postdoc), Wimpenny, J. (former postdoc), Lee, C.-T., Tollstrup, D., Yin, Q.-Z. (2013) Magnesium isotope systematics of endoskarns: implications for wallrock reaction in magma chambers. Chemical Geology, 356, 209-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.08.018.
  12. Wimpenny, J. (postdoc), Amelin, Y., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2013) Precise determination of the Lutetium isotopic composition in rocks and minerals using multi-collector ICP-MS. Analytical Chemistry. 85 (23), 11258–11264 http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac401828w
  13. Popova, O. P., Jenniskens, P., Emel’yanenko, V., Kartashova, A., Biryukov, E., Khaibrakhmanov, S., Shuvalov, V., Rybnov, Y., Dudorov, A., Grokhovsky, V. I., Badyukov, D. D., Yin, Q.-Z., Gural, P. S., Albers, J., Granvik, M., Evers, L. G., Kuiper, J., Kharlamov, V., Solovyov, A., Rusakov, Y. S., Korotkiy, S., Serdyuk, I., Korochantsev, A. V., Larionov, M. Y., Glazachev, D., Mayer, A. E., Gisler, G., Gladkovsky, S. V., Wimpenny, J., Sanborn, M. E., Yamakawa, A., Verosub, K., Rowland, D. J., Roeske, S., Botto, N. W., Friedrich, J. M., Zolensky, M., Le, L., Ross, D., Ziegler, K., Nakamura, T., Ahn, I., Lee, J. I., Zhou, Q., Li, X.-H., Li, Q.-L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., Hiroi, T., Sears, D., Weinstein, I. A., Vokhmintsev, A. S., Ishchenko, A. V., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Hertkorn, N., Nagao, K., Haba, M. K., Komatsu, M., and Mikouchi, T. (The Chelyabinsk Airburst Consortium) (2013) Chelyabinsk Airburst, Damage Assessment, Meteorite Recovery, and Characterization. Science 342, 1069-1073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1242642 (accompanied with a Science Perspective Article by Clark R. Chapman).


  1. Yin, Q.-Z., Wimpenny, J. B. (former postdoc), Tollstrup, D. L. (former postdoc), Mange, M., Dewey, J., Zhou, Q., Li, X.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Li, Q.-L., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q. (2012) Crustal evolution of the South Mayo Trough, western Ireland, based on U-Pb ages and Hf-O isotopes in detrital zircons. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 169, 681-689. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/jgs2011-164 (http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/169/6/681.full.pdf+html)
  2. Wasserburg, G. J., Wimpenny, J. (postdoc), and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012) Mg Isotopic Heterogeneity, Al-Mg Isochrons, and Canonical 26Al/27Al in the Early Solar System. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47, 1980–1997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12014
  3. Zhang, Y.G. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012) Carbon and other light element contents in the Earth’s core based on first-principles molecular dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 19579-19583, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1203826109
  4. Jenniskens, P., Fries, M. D., Yin, Q.-Z., Zolensky, M., Krot, A. N., Sandford, S., Sears, D., Beauford, R., Ebel, D. S., Friedrich, J. M., Nagashima, K., Wimpenny, J., Yamakawa, A., Nishiizumi, K., Hamajima, Y., Caffee, M. W., Welten, K. C., Laubenstein, M., Davis, A. M., Simon, S. B., Heck, P. R., Young, E. D., Kohl, I. E., Thiemens, M., Nunn, M. H., Mikouchi, T., Hagiya, K., Ohsumi, K., Cahill, T. A., Lawton, J. A., Barnes, D., Steele, A., Rochette, P., Verosub, K., Gattacceca, J., Cooper, G., Glavin, D. P., Burton, A. S., Dworkin, J. P., Elsila, J. E., Pizzarello, S., Ogliore, R., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Harir, P., Hertkorn, N., Verchovsky, A., Grady, M., Nagao, K., Okazaki, R., Takechi, H., Hiroi, T., Smith, K., Silber, E. A., Brown, P. G., Albers, J., Klotz, D., Hankey, M., Matson, R., Fries, J. A., Walker, R. J., Puchtel, I., Lee, C.-T. A., Erdman, M., Eppich, G. R., Roeske, S., Gabelica, Z., Lerche, M., Nuevo, M., Girten, B., and Worden., S. P. (the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Consortium) (2012) Radar enabled recovery of Sutter’s Mill, a unique carbonaceous chondrite regolith breccia. Science 338, 1583-1587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1227163
  5. Lee, C.-T., Luffi, P., Chin, E. J., Boucher, R., Dasgupta, R., Morton, D. M., Le Roux, V., Yin, Q.-Z., and Jin, D. (2012) Copper systematics in arc magmas and implications for Crust-Mantle Differentiation. Science 336, 64-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1217313
  6. Schlichting, H., Warren, P. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012) The last stages of terrestrial planet formation: dynamical friction and the late veneer. Astrophysical Journal 752 8 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/752/1/8.
  7. Gritschneder, M., Lin, D. N. C., Murray, S., Yin, Q.-Z., and Gong, M. N. (2012) The supernova triggered formation and enrichment of our solar system. Astrophysical Journal. 745:22 (12pp) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/745/1/22
  8. Shi, X.-Y. (graduate student), Huang, H., Jacobson, B., Chang, Y.-Z., Yin, Q.-Z., Ng, C.-Y. (2012) A high-resolution photoionization study of 58Ni using a vacuum ultraviolet laser. Astrophysical Journal. 747:20 (8pp), http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/747/1/20
  9. Gao, H., Song, Y., Yang, L., Shi, X.-Y., Yin, Q.-Z., Ng, C.-Y., and Jackson, W. M. (2012) Branching ratio measurement of the predissociation of 12C16O by time-slice velocity-map ion imaging in the energy region from 108,000 to 110,500 cm-1. Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 034305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4734018
  10. Li, Q.-L., Li, X.-H., Wu, F.-Y., Yin, Q.-Z., Ye, H.-M., Liu, Y., Tang, G.-Q., Zhang, C.-L. (2012) In-situ SIMS U–Th–Pb dating of Phanerozoic apatite with low U and high common Pb. Gondwana Research, 21, 745-756. http://dx.org/10.1016/j.gr.2011.07.008
  11. Tollstrup, D. (former postdoc), Xie, L.-W., Wimpenny, J., Chin, E., Lee, C.-T., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012) A Trio of laser-ablation in concert with two ICP-MSs: simultaneous, pulse-by-pulse determination of U-Pb discordant ages and a single spot Hf isotope ratio analysis in complex zircons from petrographic thin sections. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13, Q03017, http://dx.org/10.1029/2011GC004027
  12. Sun, W.-D., Ling, M.-X., Chung, S-L., Ding, X., Yang, X-Y., Liang, H.-Y., Fang-Yue Wang, F.-Y., Goldfarb, R., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2012) Geochemical constraints on adakites of different origins and copper mineralization. Journal of Geology. 120, 105-120. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/662736 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/662736


  1. Moynier, F. (postdoc), Yin, Q.-Z., Schauble, E. (2011) Isotopic evidence of Cr partitioning into the Earth’s core. Science 331, 1417-1420. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1199597
  2. Jacobsen, B. (grad student), Matzel, J., Hutcheon, I. D., Krot, A. N., Yin, Q.-Z., Nagashima, K., Ramon, E., Weber, P., Ishii, H. A., and Ciesla, F. J. (2011) Formation of short-lived radionuclides in the protoplanetary disk during late-stage irradiation of a volatile-rich reservoir. Astrophysical J. Lett. 731: L28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/731/2/L28
  3. Elkins-Tanton, L., Burgess, S., Yin, Q.-Z. (2011) The lunar magma ocean: reconciling the solidification process with lunar petrology and geochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 304, 326–336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.004
  4. Liu, Y., Li, X.-H., Li, Q.-L., Tang, G,-Q., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2011) Precise U-Pb zircon dating at <5 micron scale by Cameca 1280 SIMS using Gaussian illumination probe. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 26, 845-851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c0ja00113a
  5. Xie, L.-W., Yin, Q.-Z., Yang, J.-H., Wu, F.-Y., and Yang, Y.-H. (2011) High precision analyses of Mg isotopic composition in olivine by laser ablation MC-ICP-MS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 26, 1773–1780. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1ja10034c
  6. Gao, H., Song, Yu, Yang, L., Shi, X.-Y., Yin, Q.-Z., Ng, C.-Y. and Jackson, W. M. (2011) Branching ratio measurement in the pre-dissociation of 12C16O by time-slice velocity-map ion imaging in the vacuum ultraviolet region. Journal of Chemical Physics (Communication) 135, 221101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3669426


  1. Moynier, F. (postdoc), Yin, Q.-Z., Irisawa, K., Boyet, M., Jacobsen, B. and Rosing, M. T. (2010) A coupled 182W-142Nd constraint for early Earth differentiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 10810–10814 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0913605107
  2. Yin, Q.-Z., Tollstrup, D. (postdoc), and Wimpenny J. (postdoc) (2010) Constraining the timing of giant-impact and the origin of the Earth-Moon system. In New Advances in Lunar Exploration: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Lunar Science. Eds Ziyuan Ouyang, Wing-Huen Ip, Zesheng Tang (ISBN: 978-99937-53-14-8) p.71-91. Publisher: Macau University of Science and Technology.
  3. Mange, M., Idleman, B., Yin, Q.-Z., Hidaka, H. and Dewey, J. (2010) Detrital heavy minerals, white-mica and zircon geochronology in the Ordovician South Mayo Trough, western Ireland: signatures of the Laurentian basement and the Grampian Orogeny. Journal of the Geological Society, London. 167, 1147–1160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/0016-76492009-091
  4. Chang, Y. C., Shi, X. Y. (graduate student), Lau, K. C., Yin, Q-Z., Liou, H. T., and Ng, C. Y. (2010) Rovibronically Selected and Resolved Two-color Laser Photoionization and Photoelectron study of Nickel Carbide Cation. Journal of Chemical Physics 133, 054310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3464488
  5. Moynier, F. (postdoc), Beck, P., Yin, Q.-Z., Ferroir, T., Barrat, J.-A., Randal Paniello, R., Telouk, P., and P. (2010) Volatilization induced by impacts recorded in Zn isotope composition of ureilites. Chemical Geology. 276, 374–379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.07.005
  6. Ishii, H. A., Krot, A. N., Bradley, J. P., Keil, K., Nagashima, K., Teslich, N., Jacobsen, B. (grad student), and Yin, Q.-Z. (2010) Discovery, mineral paragenesis and origin of wadalite in a meteorite. American Mineralogist 95, 440-448. http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2010.3296
  7. Sun, W. D., Ling, M. X., and Yin, Q.-Z. (2010) Chemical evolution of the Moon – A review. Geochimica (Chinese Journal of Geochemistry) 39, 131-141.
  8. Rustad, J. R., Casey, W. H., Yin, Q.-Z., Bylaska, E. J., Felmy, A. R. Bogatko, S. A., Jackson V. E., and Dixon, D. A. (2010) Isotopic Fractionation of Mg2+(aq), Ca2+(aq), and Fe2+(aq) with Carbonate Minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 74, 6301–6323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2010.08.018


  1. Yin, Q.-Z., Shi, X. Y. (grad student), Chao Chang (postdoc) and Ng, C-Y. (2009) Comment on “Experimental Test of Self-Shielding in Vacuum Ultraviolet Photodissociation of CO”. Science 324, 1516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1170488
  2. Rustad, J. R. and Yin, Q.-Z. (2009) Iron isotope fractionation in the Earth’s lower mantle. Nature Geoscience 2, 514-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NGEO546
  3. Debaille, V. (postdoc), Brandon, A. D., O’Neill, C., Yin, Q.-Z., and Jacobsen, B (graduate student). (2009) Early martian mantle overturn inferred from isotopic composition of nakhlite meteorites. Nature Geoscience 2, 548-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NGEO579
  4. Shen B. (former visiting postdoc), Jacobsen B. (graduate student), Lee C.-T., Yin, Q.-Z. and Morton, D. M. (2009) The Mg isotopic signature of granites and the role of weathering in continent formation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 20652–20657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0910663106
  5. Moynier, F. (postdoc), Beck, P., Jourdan, F., Yin, Q-Z., Reimold, U. and Koeberl, C. (2009) Isotopic fractionation of Zn in tektites. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 277, 482-489. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.11.020
  6. Krot, A. N., Y. Amelin, M. Bizzarro, P. Bland, F. J. Ciesla, J. Connelly, A. M. Davis, G. R. Huss, I. D. Hutcheon, K. Makide, K. Nagashima, S. S. Russell, E. R. D. Scott, K. Thrane, H. Yurimoto, and Yin -Z. (2009) Origin and chronology of chondritic components. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 4963-4997. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2008.09.039
  7. Kleine, T., Touboul, M., Bourdon, B., Nimmo, F., Mezger, K., Palme, H., Jacobsen, S. B., Yin, Q.-Z., and Halliday, A. N. (2009) Hf-W chronometry and the accretion and early evolution of asteroids and terrestrial planets. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 5150-5149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2008.11.047
  8. Jacobsen, B. (grad student), Yin, Q.-Z., Moynier, F. Amelin, Y., Krot, A. N., Nagashima, K., Hutcheon I. D. and Palme H. (2009) Erratum to “26Al-26Mg and 207Pb-206Pb Systematics of Allende CAIs: Canonical Solar Initial 26Al/27Al Ratio Reinstated”. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 277, 549. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.001
  9. Fujii, T., Moynier, F. (postdoc), Uehara, A., Abe, M., Yin, Q.-Z., Nagai, T., and Yamana, H. (2009) Mass-Dependent and Mass-Independent Isotope Effects of Zinc in a Redox Reaction. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 113, 12225–12232 http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp904882d.
  10. Irisawa, K. (grad student), Yin, Q.-Z., and Hirata, T. (2009) Discovery of Non-Radiogenic Tungsten Isotopic Anomalies in the Allende CV3 Chondrite. Geochemical Journal, 43, 395-402. http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/GJ/pdf/4306/43060395.pdf


  1. Ozima, M., Yin, Q.-Z., Podosek, F. A., and Miura Y. (2008) Toward understanding early Earth evolution: Prescription for approach from terrestrial noble gases and light elements records in lunar soils. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 17654-17658. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073 pnas.0806596105
  2. Black, J. (postdoc), Epstein, E., Rains, W. D., Yin, Q.-Z. and Casey, W. H. (2008) Magnesium-isotope fractionation during plant growth. Environmental Science and Technology 42, 7831-7836. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es8012722
  3. Jacobsen, B. (grad student), Yin, Q.-Z., Moynier, F. Amelin, Y., Krot, A. N., Nagashima, K., Hutcheon I. D. and Palme H. (2008) 26Al-26Mg and 207Pb-206Pb Systematics of Allende CAIs: Canonical Solar Initial 26Al/27Al Ratio Reinstated. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 272, 353-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.003
  4. Debaille, V. (postdoc), Yin, Q.-Z., Brandon, A. D., and Jacobsen, B. (2008) Martian mantle mineralogy investigated by the 176Lu-176Hf and 147Sm-143Nd systematics of shergottites. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 269: 186-199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.02.008
  5. Fujii, T., Moynier, F., Yin, Q.-Z., and Yamana, H. (2008) Mass-independent isotope fractionation in the chemical exchange reaction of chromium (III) using a Crown Ether. Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology. S6: 6-9. http://www.aesj.or.jp/publication/ISE2007/45_6-9.pdf


  1. Debaille, V. (postdoc), Brandon, A. D., Yin, Q.-Z., Jacobsen, B (graduate student). (2007) Coupled 142Nd-143Nd evidence for a protracted magma ocean in Mars. Nature, 450, 525-528. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature06317
  2. Yin, Q.-Z., Jacobsen, B., Moynier, F., and Hutcheon, I. D. (2007) Towards consistent chronology in the early Solar System: high resolution 53Mn-53Cr chronometry for chondrules. Astrophysical Journal 662: L43-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/519282
  3. Moynier, F. (postdoc), Yin, Q.-Z. and Jacobsen, B. (2007) Dating the first stage of planet formation. Astrophysical Journal Letters 671: L181-L183 http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/525527
  4. Black, J.R. (postdoc), Yin Q.-Z., Rustad, J. R. and Casey, W. H. (2007) Magnesium-Isotopic Equilibrium in Chlorophylls. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 8690-8691. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja072573i
  5. Lee, C.-T., Yin, Q.-Z., Lenardic, A., Agranier, A., O’Neill, C. J. and Thiagarajan, N. (2007) Trace-element composition of Fe-rich residual liquids formed by fractional crystallization: implications for the Hadean magma ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71, 3601–3615. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2007.04.023
  6. Acton, G., Yin, Q-Z., Verosub, K., Jovane, L., Roth, A., Jacobsen Ben. and Ebel, D. S. (2007) Micromagnetic Coercivity Distributions and Interactions in Chondrules with Implications for the Paleointensities of the Early Solar System. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B03S90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006JB004655
  7. Ozima, M., Podosek, F. A., Higuchi, T., Yin, Q.-Z., and Yamada, A. (2007) On the mean oxygen isotope composition of the solar system. Icarus, 186, 562-570. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2006.09.011
  8. Feyrer, F., Hobbs, J., Baerwald, M., Sommer, T., Yin, Q.-Z., Clark, K., May, B. and Bennett W. (2007) Otolith Microchemistry Provides Information Complimentary to Microsatellite DNA for a Migratory Fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136, 469-476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1577/T06-044.1


  1. Yin, Q.-Z. and Jacobsen S. B. (2006) Does U-Pb date the Earth’s core formation? —Brief Communication Arising, Nature, 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature05358
  2. Yin Q.-Z., Lee C.-T., and Ott, U. (2006) Signatures of the s-process in presolar silicon carbide grains: Barium through Hafnium. Astrophysical Journal 647: 676–684. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/505188
  3. Black, J. R. (postdoc), Yin Q.-Z. and Casey W. (2006) An experimental study of magnesium isotope fractionation in Chlorophyll-a Photosynthesis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 4072-4079. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.010
  4. Ott, U., Yin Q.-Z., and Lee C.-T. (2006) S-process signatures in bulk presolar silicon carbide – a multi-element study. Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society (Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana), 77, 891-896. http://sait.oat.ts.astro.it/MmSAI/77/PDF/891.pdf
  5. Sugiura N., Miyazaki, A. and Yin Q.-Z. (2006) Heterogeneous distribution of 60Fe in the early Solar Nebula: Achondrite Evidence. Earth, Planets and Space 58, 1079-1086. http://www.terrapub.co.jp/journals/EPS/pdf/2006/5808/58081079.pdf


  1. Yin Q.-Z. (2005) From Dust to Planets: The tale told by moderately volatile elements. Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, 341, 632-644. http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?2005ASPC..341..632Y&amp;data_type=PDF_HIGH&amp;whole_paper=YES&amp;type=PRINTER&amp;filetype=.pdf
  2. Saha, A., Basu, A. R., Jacobsen, S. B., Poreda, R. J., Yin, Q.-Z., and Yogodzinski, G. M. (2005) Slab devolatilization and Os and Pb mobility in the mantle wedge of the Kamchatka arc, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236, 182-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2005.05.018
  3. Hobbs, J. A., Yin, Q.-Z., Burton-Hobbs, J., and Bennett, W. A. (2005) Retrospective Determination of Natal Habitats for an Estuarine Fish with Otolith Strontium Isotope Ratios. Marine and Freshwater Research 56, 655-660. http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=MF04136.pdf

2004 and before

  1. Yin Q.-Z. (2004) Predicting the Sun’s Oxygen Isotope Composition, Science, 305, 1729-1730. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1102893
  2. Yin Q.-Z., Jacobsen S.B., Yamashita, K., Blichert-Toft J., Télouk P., and Albarède F. (2002a). A short timescale of terrestrial planet formation determined by Hf-W chronometry of meteorites. Nature, 418, 949-952. (with News and Views by A.G.W. Cameron). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature00995
  3. Yin Q.-Z., Jacobsen S.B., Yamashita, K. (2002b) Diverse supernova sources of pre-solar material inferred from molybdenum isotopes in meteorites. Nature, 415, 881-883. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/415881a
  4. Lee C.-T., Yin Q.-Z., Rudnick R.L., and Jacobsen S.B. (2001) Preservation of ancient and fertile lithospheric mantle beneath the southwestern United States. Nature, 411, 69-73. (with News and Views by A. Nyblade). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35075048
  5. Yin Q.-Z., Jacobsen S.B., Lee C.-T., McDonough W.F., Rudnick R.L., and Horn I. (2001) A gravimetric K2OsCl6 standard: application to precise and accurate Os spike calibration. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 65, 2113-2127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0016-7037(01)00581-6
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New Yin Lab Papers

  • Sanborn et al. (2019) Carbonaceous Achondrites Northwest Africa 6704/6693: Milestones for Early Solar System Chronology and Genealogy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 245: 577-596 [Link]


  • Zhou C., Huyskens M., Lang X., Xiao S., Yin Q.-Z. (2019) Calibrating the terminations of Cryogenian global glaciations. Geology. 47(3), 251-254 [Link]


  • Wimpenny et al. (2019) Reassessing the origin and chronology of the unique achondrite Asuka 881394: Implications for distribution of 26Al in the early Solar System. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 244, 478-501. [Link]

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