E. Bruce Watson

Professor of Geochemistry
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
E-mail: watsoe@rpi.edu
Page: http://www.rpi.edu/~watsoe/

Fields of Interest:     

experimental geochemistry, geochemical kinetics, diffusion, mass transport in the Earth, trace-element and isotope geochemistry, the environment of early Earth, fluids in the Earth


Recent publications:

D.J. Cherniak, E.B. Watson (2012)
Diffusion of helium in olivine at 1 atm and 2.7 GPa. 
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 84, 269-279.

R.I Gabitov, E.B. Watson, A. Sadekov (2012)
Oxygen isotope fractionation between calcite and fluid as a function of growth rate and temperature: An in situ study. 
Chem. Geol. 306-307: 92-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.02.021

R. Chopra, F.M. Richter, E.B. Watson, C.R. Scullard (2012)
Magnesium isotope fraction by chemical diffusion in natural settings and in laboratory analogs. 
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 88, 1-18.

D.J. Cherniak and E.B. Watson (2011)
Helium diffusion in rutile and titanite, and consideration of the origin and implications of diffusional anisotropy.
Chem. Geol. 288, 149-161.

D. Trail, E.B. Watson, N.D. Tailby (2011)
The oxidation state of Hadean magmas and implications for early Earth’s atmosphere. 
Nature 480, 79-82. doi:10.1038/nature10655.

D. Trail, J.B. Thomas, E.B. Watson (2011)
The incorporation of hydroxyl into zircon. 
Am. Mineral. 96, 60-70.

E.B. Watson and R. Dohmen (2010)
Non-traditional and emerging methods for diffusion measurements.  In: Diffusion in Minerals and Melts (Y. Zhang and D. Cherniak, Eds.)
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2010.72.3.

E.B. Watson, K.H. Wanser and K.A. Farley (2010)
Anisotropic diffusion in a finite cylinder, with geochemical applications. 
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 614-633 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.10.013.

J.B. Thomas, E.B. Watson, F.S. Spear, P.T. Shemella, S.K. Nayak and A. Lanzirotti (2010)
TitaniQ under pressure: the effect of pressure and temperature on Ti-in-quartz solubility. 
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol160, 743-759. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-010-0505-3.

D.J. Cherniak and E.B. Watson (2010)
Li diffusion in zircon. 
Contrib. Mineral. Petrol 160, 383-390. doi 10.1007/s00410-009-0483-5.