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© Prof. Dr. Carsten Münker

Münker, Carsten

Prof. Dr., Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne


University of Cologne
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
50923 Köln


Fon: +49 221 470 3198

Research topics

  • Geochemistry
  • Cosmochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Volcanism
  • Mass spectrometry

Resources and technologies


  • Herwartz, D., Nagel, T. J., Münker, C., Scherer, E.E., Froitzheim, N. (2011): Tracing two orogenic cycles in one eclogite sample by Lu–Hf garnet chronometry. Nature Geoscience 4 (1): 178-183
  • Münker, C. (2010): A high field strength element perspective on early lunar differentiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (24): 7340-7361
  • Münker, C., Pfänder, J. A., Weyer, S., Büchl, A., Kleine, T., Mezger, K. (2003): Evolution of planetary cores and the Earth – Moon system from Nb/Ta systematics. Science 301: 84-87
  • Kleine, T., Münker, C., Mezger, K., Palme, H. (2002): Rapid accretion and early core formation on asteroids and the terrestrial planets based on Hf-W chronometry. Nature 418: 952-955
  • Scherer, E., Münker, C., Mezger, K. (2001): Calibration of the Lutetium – Hafnium clock. Science 293: 683-687
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