Prof. Dr. Astrid Holzheid

Head of research unit

Raum 260
Phone: +49 (0)431 880 1451
Telefax: +49 (0)431 880 4457

Since 2020 Honorary Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

physico-chemical interaction processes between coexisting silicate, carbide, sulfide, and/or metal phases

  • textural equilibria of iron sulfide liquids at elevated temperature and pressure
  • partition behavior of siderophile and chalcophile elements during early history of planets and planetesimals
  • fractionation of platinum group elements during mantle melting


physico-chemical interaction processes between coexisting mineral phases, fluids and/or silicate melt phases

  • dynamics and kinetics of melt-fluid-rock interactions
  • micro- and nano-scale interactions of mineral phases with melts and fluids
  • fluid-solid and fluid-melt-solid partition coefficients of fluid-mobile elements
  • seawater-rock (MORB) interaction and resulting element partitioning in supercritical hydrothermal systems


physico-chemical interaction processes between pressed-in CO2 with circulating saline fluids and host rock’s mineral and cement phases

  • chemical reactions of pressed-in CO2 with circulating saline fluids and mineral and cement phases of the host rock
  • alteration processes of cap rock textures due to percolating CO2-enriched brines
  • microtextural changes of reservoir rocks due to alteration processes at pressure and temperature conditions of CO2 underground deposits


physico-chemical interaction processes between coexisting mineral phases and fluids (e.g., meteoric water)

  • crystal chemistry and thermodynamics of environmentally important natural and synthetic phases containing toxic elements, in particular Se and As


synthetic nanocomposite ceramics – tailored alternative materials

  • nano-polycrystalline geomaterial composites with excellent mechanical properties made of economical non-critical materials (SiO2, Al2O3)


differentiation of basaltic melts with the main emphasis on the origin of SiO2-rich residual melts


magma mixing and mingling processes

  • combination of field observations with experimentally and theoretically based research (e.g., monitoring real time mixing and mingling by in-situ synchrotron radiographic images)


Scientific Career


Scientific Career

  • 10/1987 begin study of geology at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
  • 10/1989 begin study of mineralogy at Johannes Gutenberg-University
  • 10/91-07/92 University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. Visiting Studentship, academic year 1991-92
  • 06/1993 Diplom, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Dept. Cosmochemistry, Mainz, Germany (equivalent to M.Sc.) Thesis: Experimental Determination of Silicate-Metal Partition Coefficients of Co, Ni, and Mo
  • 07/93-06/96 Ph.D., University of Köln, Cologne, Germany Dissertation: Siderophile Elements in the Earth's Mantle and Implications for the Early History of the Earth (visiting scientist history as Ph.D. student: in total 9 months at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth, Germany, and 4 months at the Washington University, St. Louis, USA)
  • 10/2003 Habilitation, University of Münster, Muenster, Germany Habilitation: Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry of Metal-Sulfide-Silicate Systems


Professional History

  • 07/96-10/96 Research Associate, University of Köln, Cologne, Germany
  • 11/96-12/96 Research Associate, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth, Germany
  • 02/97-08/99 Postdoctoral Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  • 09/99-01/04 C1-Scientist, University of Münster, Muenster, Germany; C1 positions in Germany are equivalent to assistant professorships
  • 02/2004-10/06 C2-Scientist, University of Münster, Muenster, Germany; C2 positions in Germany are equivalent to associate professorships
  • 11/2006-present W3-Professor, University of Kiel, Kiel
  • 01/2020-present Honorary Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, USA


Professional Activities

  • 2001-08 member of the DMG Committee on teaching geosciences
  • 2002-03 member of the DMG Council as one of two elected councillors
  • 2004-07 member of the MSA Lecture Program Committee
  • 2005-07 chair of the MSA Lecture Program Committee
  • 2008-2014 member of the scientific advisory council of the GFZ - German Research Centre for Geosciences / Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirats des GeoForschungsZentrums Potsdam)
  • 2010-14 vice-dean (first assistant dean, i.e. dean’s deputy, especially in matters of research) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Kiel
  • since 2012 member of editorial board of 'Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry'
  • 2012-15 president (2013, 2014) and vice-president (2012, 2015) of the German Mineralogical Society
  • 2012-16 member of DFG (German Research Foundation) Review Board 316 Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Crystallography (DFG Fachkollegium 316 Geochemie, Mineralogie und Kristallographie
  • 2013-14 member of the MSA Committee on Committees
  • since 2018 editor-in-chief of 'Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry'


Honors and Awards

  • 1997 student award of the German Mineralogical Society (Paul-Ramdohr-Buchpreis der DMG)
  • 2002 young scientist award of the German Mineralogical Society (Viktor-Moritz-Goldschmidt-Preis der DMG)
  • 07/2019-12/2019 Clark Way Harrison Visiting Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, USA



  • 10/1991-07/1992 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship and Scottish Stevenson Foundation Scholarship
  • 03/1995-06/1995 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship
  • 02/1997-01/1999 German Science Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Scholarship



  • since 1992 German Mineralogical Society (DMG)
  • since 1996 American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • since 1998 Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
  • since 2003 Meteoritical Society (MetSoc)


Student Thesis Supervision


PhD thesis supervision

  • Talma, Marianne (ongoing): Final Neolithic Technical Pottery and Metal Developments (co-supervising with M. Furholt, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo)
  • Fan, Lei (ongoing): Genesis of submarine polymetallic sulfides 26°S Mid-Atlantic Ridge (co-supervising with G. Wang, Chengdu University of Technology, China)
  • Gaida, Nico (2018): Nanocrystalline ceramics synthesized of highly abundant raw materials under extreme pressure temperature conditions (until Fall 2015; co-supervised with N. Nishiyama, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Benaouda, Rachid (2015): Magmatic evolution and REE mineralization in the early Cambrian Jbel Boho igneous complex in the Bou Azzer inlier (Anti-Atlas/Morocco) (until January 2015; co-supervised with V. Schenk)
  • Beier, Katja (2012): CO2-sequestration on laboratory scale: Geochemical interactions between injected CO2, saline fluid phases, and potential reservoir materials (co-supervised with V. Schenk)
  • Kegler, Philip (2005): Metal/silicate partition behavior of nickel and cobalt as function of pressure and temperature: implications for planetary differentiation processes (in German; co-supervised with H. Palme) - PhD Thesis, Köln
  • Bockrath, Cornelia (2004): A mechanism for the fractionation of platinum-group elements during mantle melting (in German; co-supervised with C. Ballhaus) - PhD Thesis, Münster


Graduate Student (MSc/diploma) Thesis Supervision

  • Arnold, Marie (2019): Petrogenetic characterization and experimental modelling of basaltic melts from the Indian Ocean ridge system (co-supervised with U. Schwarz-Schampera, BGR Hannover)
  • Graff, Martin (2019): Pressure calibration and temperature distribution in a piston-cylinder apparatus: constraints from calculated albite decomposition and two-pyroxene geothermometer (co-supervised with M. Portnyagin, GEOMAR Kiel)
  • Heilmann, Christopher (2018): Scattering centers in BaMgF4 single crystals (in German; co-supervised with D. Wulff-Molder, Korth Kristalle)
  • Langer, Julia (2017): Phase stabilities of γ-Si3N4 and γ-Ge3N4 at elevated temperatures and pressures (co-supervised with N. Nishiyama, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Gaida, Nico (2014): Nanocrystalline composite ceramics synthesized by high-pressure crystallization of amorphous materials (co-supervised with N. Nishiyama, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Photon Science, Hamburg - now at Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Scholten, Lea (2014): Transport processes in hydrothermally formed sulfide ore deposits: solubility and complexation of copper and nickel in hydrothermal fluids (in German; co-supervised with O. Beermann)
  • Schächinger, Steffen (2012): Determination of heat of formation of solid phases formed during clinker brick fabrication and cement hydration based on high temperature solution calorimeter measurements (in German) – Diploma Thesis
  • Kusebauch, Christof (2010): Water-rock interaction in hydrothermal systems and the influence on fluid chemistry (in German) – Diploma Thesis


Under-Graduate Student Thesis Supervision

  • Krupp, Alena (2018): Synthetic nanocomposite ceramics of jadeite and coesite (co-supervised with N. Nishiyama, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Gentz, Malte (2016): Geochemical behavior of Mn, Cr and V in planetary basalts (co-supervised with Ch. Giehl)
  • Arzi, Lisa (2014): Hydrothermal alteration of gabbro at pressure and temperature conditions of submarine hydrothermal systems (in German; co-supervised with O. Beermann)
  • Panitz, Florian (2013): Chemistry of hydrothermal fluids at mid-ocean ridges: an experimental study (in German; co-supervised with O. Beermann)
  • Diedenhoven, Lisa (2013): Alteration of Calcite as result of an interaction with CO2-bearing saline fluid phases at elevated temperatures (in German; co-supervised with K. Beier)
  • Meister, Philip (2013): Metal-silicate partitioning of Fe, Mn, and Cr: An experimental study (co-supervised with Ph. Kegler)
  • Martens, Franziska (2013): Evaporation and re-condensation of alkali elements in silicate melts: implications for depletion of volatile elements in the inner solar system (in German; co-supervised with M. Gellissen)
  • Meier zu Beerentrup, Kerstin (2013): Evaporation of Na, K, and Mn in synthetic silicate melts at controlled pressure and redox conditions: implications for alkali/Mn-ratios of solid matter in the inner solar system (in German; co-supervised with M. Gellissen)
  • Schlüter, Frederic (2012): Evaporation of the alkali elements Na and K in silicate melts: implication for models of depletion of volatile lithophile elements in the Earth? (in German; co-supervised with M. Gellissen)
  • Pape, Jonas (2011): Trace element abundances in gabbroic rocks of the Oman-ophiolite: indication of seawater induced anatexis? (in German; co-supervised with V. Schenk)
  • Schink, Wilhelm (2011): REE Mineralization in Quartz-Carbonate-veins of the Early Cambrian Jbel Boho volcano, Anti-Atlas, Morocco(in German; co-supervised with V. Schenk)
  • Golowin, Roman (2010): The formation of solid bituminous phases on microporous Ti-Nb-Silicates: an experimental approach (co-supervised with V. Schenk)
  • Schattel, Nadine (2010): Bubbles in pumice: 3-D imaging of the bubble geometry by computer tomography and their correlation with physico-chemical parameters of the pumice (co-supervised with A. Freund, GEOMAR)
  • Hövelmann, Jörn (2006): Trace element analysis of geological samples using LA-ICP-MS - optimization of a melting method to produce glasses from powdered rocks (in German) - Bachelor Thesis, Münster
  • Ockert, Charlotte (2005): Determination of laser ablation rates of geological relevant materials (in German) - Bachelor Thesis, Münster
  • Hofmann, Jörg Elis (2004): Separation of silicate melts using a centrifuge furnace (in German) - Bachelor Thesis, Münster






Reviewed Articles:
  • [49]Nishiyama, N., Kitani, S., Ohta, Y., Kulik, E., Netriová, Z., Holzheid, A., Lenčéš, Z., Kawaji, H., Wakai, F. (2020) Low temperature heat capacity measurements of β-Si3N4 and γ-Si3N4: determination of the equilibrium phase boundary between β-Si3N4 and γ-Si3N4. Journal of the European Ceramic Society (in press)
  • [48] Zoheir, B., Goldfarb, R., Holzheid, A., Helmy, H., El Sheikh, A. (2019) Geochemical and geochronological data of the Um Rus granite intrusion andassociated gold deposit, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Geoscience Frontiers 11, 325-345.
  • [47] Gellissen, M., Holzheid, A., Kegler, Ph., Palme, H. (2019) Heating experiments relevant to the depletion of Na, K and Mn in the Earth and other planetary bodies. Geochemistry 79, UNSP 125540, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2019.125540.
  • [46] Nishiyama, N., Fujii, K., Kulik, E., Shiraiwa, M., Gaida, N.A., Higo, Y., Tange, Y., Holzheid, A., Yashima, M., Wakai, F. (2019) Thermal expansion and P-V-T equation of state of cubic silicon nitride. Journal of European Ceramic Society, 39, 3627-3633.
  • [45] Zoheir, B., Emam, A., Soliman, N., Holzheid, A. (2019) Gold Metallogeny of the Egyptian South Eastern Desert. in: Doronzo D.M. et al. (eds.), Petrogenesis and Exploration of the Earth’s Interior,Springer Publisher, 261-263.
  • [44] Nishiyama, N., Langer, J., Sakai, T., Kojima, Y., Holzheid, A., Gaida, N.A., Kulik, E., Hirao, N., Kawaguchi, S.I., Irifune, T., Ohishi, Y. (2019) Phase relations in silicon and germanium nitrides up to 98 GPa and 2400°C. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 102, 2195–2202.
  • [43] Lelet, M., Charykova, M.V., Holzheid, A., Ledwig, B., Krivovichev, V.G., Suleimanov, E. (2018) A calorimetric and thermodynamic investigation of the syntheticanalogue of mandarinoite, Fe2(SeO3)3•5H2O. Geosciences, 8, 391, 1-13, DOI 10.3390/geosciences8110391.
  • [42] Holzheid, A., Charykova, M.V., Krivovichev, V.G., Ledwig, B., Fokina, E.L., Poroshina, K.L., Platonova, N.V., Gurzhiy, V.V. (2018) Thermal behavior of ferric selenite hydrates (Fe2(SeO3)3•3H2O, Fe2(SeO3)3•5H2O) and the water content in the natural ferric selenite mandarinoite. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 78, 228-240.
  • [41] Gaida, N.A., Nishiyama, N., Masuno, A., Schürmann, U., Giehl, Ch., Beermann, O., Ohfuji, H., Bednarcik, J., Kulik, E., Holzheid, A., Irifune, T., Kienle, L. (2018) Transparent polycrystalline nanoceramics consisting of triclinic Al2SiO5 kyanite and Al2O3 corundum. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 101, 998–1003.
  • [40] Kamga, E.D.T., Kirfel, A., Holzheid, A., Mader, W. (2017) The (Zn2+,Ga3+)-Partition Investigation of the Homologous Series Ga2O3(ZnO)m (m=9 and 10) applying the bond valence model. International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology 6-9, 198-202.
  • [39] Benaouda, R., Holzheid, A., Schenk, V., Badra, L., Ennaciri, A. (2017) Magmatic evolution of the Jbel Boho alkaline complex in the Bou Azzer inlier (Anti-Atlas/Morocco) and its relation to REE mineralization. Journal of African Earth Sciences 129, 202-223, DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.01.003.
  • [38] Gaida, N.A., Nishiyama, N., Masuno, A., Holzheid, A., Ohfuji, H., Schürmann, U., Szillus, Ch., Kulik, E., Bednarcik, J., Beermann, O., Giehl, Ch., Kienle, L. (2017) Synthesis of Al2O3/SiO2 nano-nano composite ceramics under high pressure and its inverse Hall-Petch behavior. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 100, 323–332, DOI: 10.1111/jace.14551.
  • [37] Beermann, O., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Bach, W., Holzheid, A. (2017) Time-resolved interaction of seawater with gabbro: An experimental study up to 475 °C, 100 MPa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 197, 167-192, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.10.016.
  • [36] Holzheid, A. (2016) Dissolution kinetics of selected natural minerals relevant to potential CO2-injection sites - Part 2: dissolution and alteration of carbonates and feldspars in CO2-bearing brines. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry 76, 643–657, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2016.09.008.
  • [35] Holzheid, A. (2016) Dissolution kinetics of selected natural minerals relevant to potential CO2-injection sites - Part 1: a review. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry 76, 621–641, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2016.09.007.
  • [34] Mutter, A., Holzheid, A., Klügel, A., Wilke, M., Berndt, J., Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2014) Element signatures of subduction-zone fluids. An experimental study of the element partitioning (Dfluid/rock) of natural partly altered igneous rocks from the ODP drilling site 1256. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 1917-1927, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-014-1038-1.
  • [33] Golowin, R., Holzheid, A., Sönnichsen, F.D., and Chukanov, N.V. (2014) Formation of solid bituminous matter in pegmatites: constraints from experimentally formed organic matter on microporous silicate minerals. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry, 74, 343-351, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemer.2013.08.006.
  • [32] Holzheid, A. and Lodders, K. (2013) Iron sulfide stoichiometry as a monitor of sulfur fugacity in gas-mixing experiments. American Mineralogist, 98, 1487-1496, DOI:
  • [31] Holzheid, A. (2013) Sulphide melt distribution in partially molten silicate aggregates: implications to core formation scenarios in terrestrial planets. Eur. J. Mineral., 25, 267-277, DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2264.
  • [30] Nishiyama, N.,Taniguchi, T., Ohfuji, H., Yoshida, K., Wakai, F., Kim, B.-N.,Yoshida,H., Higo, Y., Holzheid, A., Beermann, O., Irifune, T., Sakka,Y. and Funakoshi, K.-I. (2013) Transparent nanocrystalline bulk aluminaobtained at 7.7 GPa and 800°C. Scripta Materialia, 69, 362-365.DOI:
  • [29] Wu, S., Polinski,M., Beermann, O., Kegler, Ph., Malcherek, Th., Holzheid, A., Depmeier,W., Bosbach, D. and Albrecht-Schmitt, T.E. (2013) High structuralcomplexity of Potassium Uranyl Borates derived from high-temperature /high-pressure reactions. Inorg. Chem., 52, 5110-5118, DOI:10.1021/ic400016z.
  • [28] Kahl, W.-A., Hinkes,R., Feeser, V. and Holzheid, A. (2013) Microfabric and anisotropy ofelastic waves in sandstone: an observation using high-resolution X-raymicrotomography. Journal of Structural Geology, 49, 35-49.
  • [27] Bauer, S., Class,H., Ebert, M., Feeser, V., Götze, H., Holzheid, A., Kolditz,O., Rosenbaum, S., Rabbel, W., Schäfer, D. and Dahmke, A.(2012) Modeling, parameterization and evaluation of monitoring methodsfor CO2 storage in deep saline formations: the CO2-MoPa project.Environmental Earth Sciences, 67, 351-367, DOI:10.1007/s12665-012-1707-y
  • [26] Wu, S., Kegler, Ph.,Wang, S., Holzheid, A., Depmeier, W., Malcherek,T., Alekseev, E.V. andAlbrecht-Schmitt, T.E. (2012) Rich coordination of Nd3+ inMg2Nd13(BO3)8(SiO4)4(OH)3, derived from high-pressure/high-temperatureconditions. Inorg. Chem., 51, 3941-3943.
  • [25] Wu, S., Beermann,O., Wang, S., Holzheid, A., Depmeier, W., Malcherek,T., Modolo, G.,Alekseev, E.V. and Albrecht-Schmitt, T.E. (2012) Synthesis of UraniumMaterials under extreme Conditions: UO2[B3Al4O11(OH)], a Complex 3DAluminoborate. Chem. Eur. J., 18, 4166-4169.
  • [24] Kusebauch, Ch.,Holzheid, A. and Garbe-Schönberg, C.-D. (2012) Hydrothermalalteration of basalt by seawater and resulting formation of secondaryminerals – An electron microprobe study. In: Minerals asAdvanced Materials II (ed. S.V. Krivovitchev), pp. 61-79, Springerpublisher (Berlin, Heidelberg).
  • [23] Palme, H., Kegler,Ph., Holzheid, A., Frost, D.J. and Rubie, D.C. (2011) Comment on“Prediction of metal–silicate partitioncoefficients for siderophile elements: An update and assessment of PTconditions for metal–silicate equilibrium during accretion ofthe Earth” by K. Righter, EPSL 304 (2011) 158–167,2011. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 312, 516-518.
  • [22] Kegler, Ph. andHolzheid, A. (2011) Determination of the formal Ge-oxide species insilicate melts at oxygen fugacities applicable to terrestrial coreformation scenarios. Eur. J. Mineral., 23, 369-378.
  • [21] Rubie, D.C., Frost,D.J., Mann, U., Asahara, Y., Tsuno, K., Nimmo, F., Kegler, Ph.,Holzheid, A. and Palme, H. (2011) Heterogeneous accretion, compositionand core-mantle differentia-tion of the Earth. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.301, 31-42.
  • [20] Holzheid, A (2010)Separation of sulfide melt droplets in sulfur saturated silicateliquids, Chemical Geology274, 127-135.
  • [19] Kegler, Ph.,Holzheid, A., Frost, D.J., Rubie, D.C., R. Dohmen and Palme, H. (2008)New Ni and Co metal-silicate partitioning data and their relevance foran early terrestrial magma ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters268, 28-40 (doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.12.020)
  • [18] Holzheid, A. andPalme, H. (2007) The formation of eucrites: Constraints frommetal-silicate partition coefficients. Meteoritics and PlanetaryScience 42, 1817-1829.
  • [17] Holzheid, A. andGrove, T.L. (2005) The effect of metal composition on Fe-Ni partitionbehavior between olivine and FeNi-metal, FeNi-carbide, FeNi-sulfide atelevated pressure. Chemical Geology 221, 207-224.
  • [16] Bockrath, C.,Ballhaus, C. and Holzheid, A. (2004) A mechanism for the fractionationof highly siderophile elements during mantle melting. Science 305,1951-1953.
  • [15] Bockrath, C.,Ballhaus, C. and Holzheid, A. (2004) Stabilities of laurite RuS2 andmonosulfide liquid solution at magmatic temperature. Chemical Geology208, 265-271.
  • [14] Holzheid, A. andGrove, T.L. (2002) Sulfide saturation limits in silicate melts andtheir implications to core formation scenarios for terrestrial planets.American Mineralogist 87, 227-237.
  • [13] Dann, J.C.,Holzheid, A., Grove, T.L. and McSween, Jr., H.Y. (2001) Phaseequilibria of the Shergotty meteorite: constraints on pre-eruptivewater contents of Martian magmas and fractional crystallization underhydrous condition. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 36, 792-806.
  • [12] Holzheid, A. andLodders, K. (2001) Solubility of copper in silicate melts as functionof oxygen and sulfur fugacity, temperature, and silicate composition.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65, 1933-1951.
  • [11] McSween, Jr., H.Y.,Grove, T.L., Lentz, R.C.F., Dann, J.C., Holzheid, A., Riciputi, L.R.and Ryan, J.G. (2001) Geochemical evidence for magmatic water withinMars from pyroxenes in the Shergotty meteorite. Nature 409, 487-490.
  • [10] Holzheid, A.,Schmitz, M.D. and Grove, T.L. (2000) Textural equilibria of ironsulfide liquids in partly molten silicate aggregates and theirrelevance to core formation scenarios. Journal of Geophysical Research105 (B6), 13555-13567.
  • [9] Holzheid, A.,Sylvester, P., O'Neill, H.St.C., Rubie, D.C. and Palme, H. (2000)Evidence for the addition of a late chondritic veneer to the Earth fromhigh pressure partitioning of Pd and Pt. Nature 406, 396-399.
  • [8] Walter, M.J., Newsom,H.E., Ertel, W. and Holzheid, A. (2000) Siderophile elements in theEarth and Moon: metal-silicate partitioning and implications for coreformation. In: Origin of the Earth and Moon (eds. R. Canup and K.Righter), pp. 235-289, University of Arizona Press.
  • [7] Courtial, P.,Gottsmann, J., Holzheid, A. and Dingwell, D.B. (1999) Partial molarvolumes of NiO and CoO liquids: implications for the pressuredependence of metal-silicate partitioning. Earth and Planetary ScienceLetters 171, 171-183.
  • [6] Weinbruch S.,Büttner H., Holzheid, A., Rosenhauer M. and Hewins R.H. (1998)On the lower limit of chondrule cooling rates: the significance of ironloss in dynamic crystallization experiments. Meteoritics and PlanetaryScience 33, 65-74.
  • [5] Holzheid, A., Palme,H. and Chakraborty, S. (1997) The activities of NiO, CoO and FeO insilicate melts. Chemical Geology 139, 21-38.
  • [4] Clement, B., Holzheid,A. and Tigner, A. (1997) Core geophysics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sciences ofthe USA, Washington 94:24, 12742-12743.
  • [3] Holzheid, A. andPalme, H. (1996) The influence of FeO on the solubilities of Co and Niin silicate melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 60, 1181-1193.
  • [2] Holzheid, A. andO'Neill, H.St.C. (1995) The Cr-Cr2O3 oxygen buffer and the free energyof formation of Cr2O3 from high temperature electrochemicalmeasurements. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 59, 475-479.
  • [1] Holzheid, A.,Borisov, A. and Palme, H. (1994) The effect of oxygen fugacity andtemperature on solubilities of Co, Ni and Mo in silicate melt.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 58, 1975-1981.


Articles (unreviewed)

  • Holzheid, A. (2004) Diefrühe Geschichte der Erde. GMIT - GeowissenschaftlicheMitteilungen 17, 8-16.
  • Borisov, A., Holzheid,A. and Palme, H. (1993) Experimente zur Löslichkeitmetallischer Elemente in Silikatschmelzen: Hinweise auf dieAkkretionsgeschichte der Erde. Jahrbuch der Max-Planck- Gesellschaft,365-373.


Extended Abstracts

  • [23] Gellissen, M., Holzheid, A., Kegler, Ph. and Palme, H. (2013) Evaporation experiments of alkali elements from silicate melts: clues for early solar system processes. Lunar Planet. Sci. XLIV, Abstract #1987, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).
  • [22] Anders, D., Kring, D.A.,and Holzheid, A. (2010) Carbonate-rich material associated with MeteorCrater impact melt particles. Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXXI, Abstract #1799,Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).
  • [21] Kegler, Ph., Holzheid,A., McCammon, C., Rubie, D.C. und Palme, H. (2009) Pressure andtemperature dependent partitioning of copper: implications forterrestrial core formation. Lu-nar Planet. Sci. XXXX, Abstract #1685,Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).
  • [20] Holzheid, A., Kegler,Ph., Frost, D., Rubie, D.C. and Palme, H. (2007). Partitioningbehaviour of Copper and Germanium: implications for terrestrial coreformation scenarios. Lunar Planet. Sci. XXXVIII, Abstract #2090, Lunarand Planetary Institute, Houston (CD-ROM).
  • [19] Kegler, Ph., Holzheid,A. and Palme, H. (2006). Accretion and core formation of terrestrialplanets: insights from experimentally determined solubility behavior ofsiderophile elements in silicate liquids. In Early PlanetaryDifferentiation, LPI Contribution No. 1335, Lunar and PlanetaryInstitute, Houston, 56-57.
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