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Peer-Reviewed Articles: († denotes undergraduate student supervised by Dygert)

Dygert, N., Draper, D., Rapp, J., Lapen, T., Fagan, A. Neal, C.R., 2020. Experimental determinations of trace element partitioning between plagioclase, pigeonite, olivine and lunar basaltic melts and an fO2 dependent model for plagioclase-melt Eu partitioning. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.037.

Zhang, Y., Nelson, P., Dygert, N., Lin, J.F., 2019. Fe Alloy Slurry and a Compacting Cumulate Pile Across Earth’s Inner-Core Boundary. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2019JB017792.

Li, H., Zhang, N., Liang, Y., Wu, B., Dygert, N., Huang, J., Parmentier, E.M., 2019. Lunar Cumulate Mantle Overturn: A New Model Constrained by Ilmenite Rheology. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, doi:10.1029/2018JE005905.

Dygert, N., Bernard, R.E., Behr, W.M. (2019) Great Basin mantle xenoliths record deformation associated with active lithospheric downwelling. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi:10.1029/2018GC007834.

Catlos, E.J., †Pease, E.C., Dygert, N., Brookfield, M., Schwarz, W.H., Bhutani, R., Pande, K., Schmitt, A. (2019) Nature, age and emplacement of the Spongtang ophiolite, Ladakh, NW India. Journal of the Geological Society of London, doi:10.1144/jgs2018-085.

Dygert, N., Jackson, C.R.M., Hesse, M.A., Tremblay, M.M., Shuster, D.L., †Gu, J.T. (2018) Plate tectonic cycling modulates Earth’s 3He/22Ne ratio. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.06.044.

Dygert, N., Lin, J.F., Marshall, E.W., Kono, Y., Gardner, J.E. (2017) A low viscosity lunar magma ocean forms a stratified anorthitic flotation crust with mafic poor and rich units. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL075703.

Dygert, N., Kelemen, P., Liang, Y. (2017) Spatial variations in cooling rate in the mantle section of the Samail ophiolite in Oman: Implications for formation of lithosphere at mid-ocean ridges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.02.038.

Zhang, N., Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Parmentier, E.M. (2017) The effect of ilmenite viscosity on the dynamics and evolution of an overturned lunar cumulate mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2017GL073702.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Kelemen, P. (2016) Formation of plagioclase lherzolite and associated dunite-harzburgite-lherzolite sequence by multiple episodes of melt percolation and melt-rock reaction: An example from Trinity ophiolite. Journal of Petrology, doi:10.1093/petrology/egw018.

Dygert, N., Hirth, G., Liang, Y. (2016) A flow law for ilmenite in dislocation creep: Implications for lunar cumulate mantle overturn. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015GL066546.

Wang, C.G., Liang, Y., Dygert, N., Xu, W.L. (2016) Formation of orthopyroxenite by reaction between peridotite and hydrous basaltic melts: An experimental study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi:10.1007/s00410-016-1287-z.

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y. (2015) Temperatures and cooling rates recorded in REE in coexisting pyroxenes in ophiolitic and abyssal peridotites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.042.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Sun, C., Hess, P. (2014) An experimental study of trace element partitioning between augite and Fe-rich basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.01.042.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Hess, P. (2013) The importance of melt TiO2 in affecting high field strength element partitioning between Fe-Ti oxides and lunar picritic glass melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.12.005.

Wang, C.G., Liang, Y., Xu, W.L., Dygert, N. (2013) Interaction between pyroxenite-derived melt and peridotite: laboratory dissolution experiments with applications to mineral compositional variations in mantle xenoliths from the North China Craton. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi:10.1007/s00410-013-0938-6.