Mass-Independent Fractionation of Sulfur Isotopes: Carriers and Sources

Presenter: Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
When: June 12, 2011 9AM PDT

In June, 2011 NASA’s Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program co-organized a workshop with grantees from NSF to explore the potential for new collaborations between physical chemists and geochemists in researching the causes and carriers of mass-independent sulfur isotope fractionation. The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Review state-of-knowledge regarding S-MIF in the rock record.
  2. Review experiments and calculations that have been published on S-MIF sources.
  3. Review state-of-art in pertinent reaction dynamics experiments, measurements, theories, and calculations.
  4. Identify and outline future research that may be capable of resolving questions about the sources and carriers of S-MIF.

A summary of the workshop findings can be found here. The workshop readings are available here, and the slides presented at the workshop are available here. For questions about the workshop or its findings, please contact Shawn Domagal-Goldman.

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