Dennis Vanderliek

Dennis Vanderliek

Freie Universität Berlin - Geochemistry

Doctoral Student

 

 

Isotopic age data from early studies of ancient lunar breccia were often lacking sufficient petrological background information. In-situ U-Pb dating of accessory phases in lunar rocks not only provides precise ages but also preserves their petrological context. This information is crucial to reconstruct geologic events in the early lunar timeline, notably the history of basin-forming impacts. To overcome this issue we combine state of the art analytical techniques to further constrain the impact history of the moon:

  • Quantitative Evaluation of Minerals by Scanning Electron Microscopy: QEMSCAN® (IML RWTH Aachen)
  • Raman Spectroscopy (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Electron Microprobe Analysis (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry (Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam)

BSE and QEMSCAN augmented lunar rock sample 15455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanderliek identifying impact generated zircon in Apollo sample 67955 #LPSC2017

 
Publications and Abstracts

Vanderliek, D. M., Becker, H., Rocholl, A., 2019: Large-Scale Redistribution of Heterogeneous PKT Material by the Imbrium Impact – Evidence from Petrology and U-Pb Zircon Dating of a Complex Apollo 16 Breccia. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 49).

Vanderliek, D. M., Becker, H., Rocholl, A., 2018: In Situ U-Pb Dating of Lunar Breccia 15455: Impact Resetting and Growth of Zircons at 4.2 Ga. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 49).

Vanderliek, D. M., Becker, H., Rocholl, A., 2018: Impact-induced Resetting and Growth of Zircons in Lunar Breccias at 4.2 Ga: Evidence from the Apollo 15 and 16 Landing Sites. AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Vanderliek, D. M., Becker, H., 2017: Petrologic Context of Zr Phases in Lunar Impactites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (Vol. 48).

Vanderliek, D. M., Becker, H., Rocholl, A., 2017: Petrologic Context and Dating of 4.2 Ga Old Zircon in Lunar Impactites---67955 Revisited. In New Views of the Moon 2-Europe (Vol. 1988).

Vanderliek, D.M., Becker, H., 2017: Impact-Generated Zircon and the History of Lunar Breccia 67955. Goldschmidt 2017, (abstract #2017002503)

Vanderliek, D.M., Becker, H., 2017: Influence of the Imbrium impact event on textures and chronometry of impact melt breccia 15455. Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen (Germany), abstract URL: (abstract #0017).

 
Conferences

Vanderliek, D. (2019): Large-Scale Redistribution of Heterogeneous PKT Material by the Imbrium Impact - Evidence from Petrology and U-Pb Zircon Dating of a Complex Apollo 16 Breccia. Oral presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Vanderliek, D. (2019): Origin of Granular Zircon in Lunar Impactites. Oral presentation at the GeoMünster, Münster, Germany.

Vanderliek, D. (2018): Impact-Induced Resetting and Growth of Zircons in Lunar Breccias at 4.2 Ga: Evidence from the Apollo 15 and 16 Landing Sites. Poster presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 / TRR 170 Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA.

Vanderliek, D. (2018): In Situ U-Pb Dating of Lunar Breccia 15455: Impact Resetting and Growth of Zircons at 4.2 Ga. Oral presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Vanderliek, D. (2017): Petrologic Context of Zr Phases in Lunar Impactites. Poster presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, Texas, USA.

Vanderliek, D. (2017): Influence of the Imbrium Impact Event on Textures and Chronometry of Impact Melt Breccia 15455. Poster presentation at the Paneth Kolloquium / TRR 170 Scientific Meeting, Nördlingen, Germany.

Vanderliek, D. (2017): Impact-Generated Zircon and the History of Lunar Breccia 67955. Poster presentation at the Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, France.

Vanderliek, D. (2016): The Potential of Zr Phases and Phosphates for U-Pb dating of Lunar Impactites. Poster presentation at the TRR 170 Scientific Meeting, Hodenhagen, Germany.

Vanderliek, D. (2016): The Potential of Zr Phases and Phosphates for U-Pb dating of Lunar Impactites. Oral presentation at the TRR Scientific Meeting, Hodenhagen, Germany.