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Publication record:

Peer-reviewed papers:

Solferino, G.F.D., Golabek, G.J., Nimmo, F., and Schmidt, M.W.
Fast grain growth of olivine in liquid Fe-S and the formation of pallasites with rounded olivine grains.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press, 2015
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Solferino G. and Anderson, A.J.
Pressure determination in HDAC experiments with haplogranite glass plus water by laser interferometry.
Chemical Geology, vol. 388, pg. 48-58, 2014.
doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.09.002


Anderson, A.J., Yan, H., Mayanovic, R.A., Solferino G., Benmore, C.
High Energy X-ray Diffraction of a Water Saturated Silicate Melt under Conditions of High Temperature and Pressure.
High Pressure Research, doi:10.1080/08957959.2013.870565, 2014.


Mayanovic, R.A., Yan, H., Anderson, A.J., Solferino, G.
Investigation of the structural environment of Ta in a silicate glass and water system under high P-T conditions.
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 368, pg. 71-78, 2013.


Solferino, G., Anderson, A.J.
Thermal reduction of Molybdite in water and Hydrogen Peroxide bearing solutions. Insights on redox conditions in
Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell (HDAC) experiments.  Chemical Geology,
vol. 322-323, pg. 215-222, 2012.
doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.07.006


Schmidt, M.W., Forien, M., Solferino, G., Bagdassarov, N.
Settling and compaction of olivine in basaltic magmas: an experimental study on the time scales of cumulate formation.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, vol. 164, pg. 959-976, 2012.
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Bagdassarov, N., Golabek, G., Solferino, G., Schmidt, M.W.
Constraints on the Fe-S melt connectivity in mantle silicates from electrical impedance measurements.
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 177, pag. 139-146, 2009.
doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2009.08.003 


Bagdassarov, N., Solferino, G., Golabek, G., Schmidt, M.W.
Centrifuge assisted percolation of Fe-S melts in partially molten peridotite: Time constraints for planetary core accretion.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 288, pag. 84-95, 2009.
doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.010



Connolly, J.A.D., Schmidt, M.W., Solferino, G., Bagdassarov, N. 
Permeability of asthenospheric mantle and melt extraction rates at mid-ocean ridges.
Nature, vol. 462, pag. 209-212, 2009.
doi:10.1038/nature08517


Invited seminars:

01/03/2017
– Cardiff University
“Control of fO2 and pressure in Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell experiments and potential
application to Energy Critical Elements study”. Presented at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

09/11/2016
Royal Holloway University of London
“Experiments to understand nature. Two case studies: 1. Meteorites 2. Supercritical fluids”.
Presented at Royal Holloway University, Egham, United Kingdom.

06/03/2015 – University of Bristol
Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell development with a view on the structure of water-bearing polymerized melt, and side effects.
Presented at University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

11/06/2014 – University of Goettingen
Accumulation versus Textural maturation: Two case studies.
Presented at Earth Science Department, Georg August University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

14/04/2011 - Dalhousie University
Partially molten systems: Porosity, Permeability and Dynamics in Relevant Geological Settings.
Presented at Earth Science Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

12/01/2011 – ETH Zurich
Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell study of silicate melts/fluids structure.
Presented at Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

31/10/2006 – University of Frankfurt
Crystal settling and percolation mechanisms in partially molten systems.
Presented at Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, J.W. Goethe Unversitaet, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Recent conferences:

Mineral Deposits Studies Group Meeting - MDSG 2016
COPAGE, J., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., MEERE, P.A. (2016) The Geochemistry of the Copper Coast
Mineralization, County Waterford. Bristol, United Kingdom.

Mineral Deposits Studies Group Meeting - MDSG 2016
LANG, J., MEERE, P.A., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., UNITT, R. (2016) Copper Metallogenesis in Upper
Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks of southern Ireland. Bristol, United Kingdom.

Annual Irish Geoscience Meeting, 02/11/2016
COPAGE, J., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., MEERE, P.A. (2016) The Geochemistry of the Copper Coast
Mineralization, County Waterford. Dublin, Ireland.

Annual Irish Geoscience Meeting, 02/11/2016
LANG, J., MEERE, P.A., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., UNITT, R. (2016) Copper Metallogenesis in Upper
Palaeozoic sedimentary of southern Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland.

EMPG XV (2016)
Pallasite formation: New experimental Results
SOLFERINO G.F.D. and GOLABEK G.J.

First Meeting of the Irish Centre for Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), 07/06/2016
LANG, J., MEERE, P.A., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., UNITT, R. (2016) Copper Metallogenesis in Upper Palaeozoic
sedimentary rocks of southern Ireland. Athlone, Ireland.

ACCRETE Workshop, 14/05/2015
GOLABEK, G.J., SOLFERINO, G.F.D., SCHMIDT, M.W., NIMMO, F. (2015) On the origin of pallasites
with rounded olivine grains. Bayreuth, Germany.

EGU Meeting 2015
Pallasite formation after a non-destructive impact. An experimental- and image analyses-based study (PICO presentation).
SOLFERINO, G.F.D., GOLABEK, G.J, NIMMO, F., SCHMIDT, M.W., 14/04/2015, Vienna, Austria.

EGU Meeting 2015
Pressure determination in HDAC experiments, the behaviour of isochoric water-silicate systems at high pressure, and implications for melt (glass)
inclusion studies (poster presentation).

SOLFERINO, G.F.D., ANDERSON, A.J., 14/04/2015, Vienna, Austria.

76th Meteoritical Society Meeting, July 2013:
Olivine annealing in molten iron-sulphide. A tool to interpret the origin of pallasites
Authors: Solferino, G., Muir, S.L..

GAC-MAC 2012, May 2012:
"Thermal reduction of molybdite and hematite in water and H2O2-H2O solutions as a tool to determine oxygen fugacity in hydrothermal diamond anvil cell (HDAC) experiments"
Ref.: Session ID: GS5, Economic Geology - Authors: G.F.D. Solferino, A.J. Anderson.

AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 2011:
"Thermal reduction of MoO3 and Fe2O3 in sub- and supercritical water: Insights on redox conditions in Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell (HDAC) experiments"
Paper n.: V31F-2605 - Abstract ref.: 1189859 - Authors: G.F.D. Solferino, A.J. Anderson.

see the poster in pdf format



Published abstracts:

Solferino, G., Anderson, A.J.
Thermal reduction of MoO3 in sub- and supercritical water: Insights on redox conditions in Hydrothermal Diamond Anvil Cell (HDAC) experiments.
EosTrasanctions AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 2011.  [link]

Schmidt, M.W., Connolly, J.A.D., Solferino, G., Bagdassarov, N.
Experimental determination of the permeability of the asthenospheric mantle and an acceleration of melt extraction velocities by 1-2 orders of magnitude.
Eos Transactions AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 90, iss. 52, 2009. [pdf]


Bagdassarov, N., Solferino, G., Schmidt, M.W.
Percolation experiments of FeS melts in partially molten peridotites.
Eos Transactions AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 88, iss. 52, 2007. [pdf]

Solferino, G., Bagdassarov, N., Schmidt, M.W.
Percolation of Fe-FeS melts through an olivine matrix. A study with centrifuging piston cylinder.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 41, Supplement, Proceedings of 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 2006, p. 5179. [pdf]

Solferino, G., Schmidt, M.W., Bagdassarov, N.
Percolation threshold of iron-sulfide melts in an olivine matrix: An experimental study with a centrifuging piston cylinder.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement, 70, iss. 18, 2006, p. 602.
[pdf]

Bagdassarov, N., Golabek, G., Solferino, G., Schmidt, M.W.,
Percolation of Fe-FeS melts in partially molten peridotite.
Workshop on Early Planetary Differentiation 2006: : A Multi-Planetary and Multi-Disciplinary Perspective, 2006,  p. 15.
[pdf]

Bagdassarov, N.
, Golabek, G.,  Solferino, G., Schmidt, M.W.
Percolation of Fe-FeS melts in partially molten peridotites.
Eos Transactions AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, 87, iss. 52, 2006.
[pdf]