Researchers at UCD


David Van Acken

School of Earth Sciences




Peer Reviewed Journals

Trumbull, R. B., Reid, D. L., de Beer, C., van Acken, D., Romer, R. L. (2007) 'Magmatism and continental breakup at the west margin of southern Africa: A geochemical comparison of dolerite dikes from northwestern Namibia and the Western Cape'. South African Journal of Geology, 110 (2-3):477-502. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Becker, H., Walker, R. J. (2008) 'Refertilization of Jurassic oceanic peridotites from the Tethys Ocean - Implications for the Re-Os systematics of the upper mantle'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268 (1-2):171-181. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Becker, H., Hammerschmidt, K., Walker, R. J., Wombacher, F. (2010) 'Highly siderophile elements and Sr-Nd isotopes in refertilized mantle peridotites - A case study from the Totalp ultramafic body, Swiss Alps'. Chemical Geology, 276 (3-4):257-268. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Becker, H., Walker, R. J., McDonough, W. F., Wombacher, F., Ash, R. D., Piccoli, P. M. (2010) 'Formation of pyroxenite layers in the Totalp ultramafic, massif (Swiss Alps) - Insights from highly siderophile elements and Os isotopes'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (2):661-683. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, David, Brandon, Alan D., Humayun, Munir (2011) 'High-precision osmium isotopes in enstatite and Rumuruti chondrites'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (14):4020-4036. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, David, Brandon, Alan D., Lapen, Thomas J. (2012) 'Highly siderophile element and osmium isotope evidence for post-core formation magmatic and impact processes on the aubrite parent body'. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47 (10):1606-1623. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Humayun, M., Brandon, A.D., Peslier, A.H. (2012) 'Siderophile trace elements in metals and sulfides in enstatite achondrites record planetary differentiation in an enstatite chondritic parent body'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 83 :272-291. Available Online [Details]
Kendall, Brian, van Acken, David, Creaser, Robert A. (2013) 'Depositional age of the early Paleoproterozoic Klipputs Member, Nelani Formation (Ghaap Group, Transvaal Supergroup, South Africa) and implications for low-level Re-Os geochronology and Paleoproterozoic global correlations'. Precambrian Research, 237 :1-12. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, David, Thomson, Danielle, Rainbird, Robert H., Creaser, Robert A. (2013) 'Constraining the depositional history of the Neoproterozoic Shaler Supergroup, Amundsen Basin, NW Canada: Rhenium-osmium dating of black shales from the Wynniatt and Boot Inlet Formations'. Precambrian Research, 236 :124-131. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Su, W., Gao, J., Creaser, R.A. (2014) 'Preservation of Re-Os isotope signatures in pyrite throughout low-T, high-P eclogite facies metamorphism'. Terra Nova, 26 (5):402-407. [Details]
Schulz, Toni, Luguet, Ambre, Wegner, Wencke, van Acken, David, Koeberl, Christian (2016) 'Target rocks, impact glasses, and melt rocks from the Lonar crater, India: Highly siderophile element systematics and Sr-Nd-Os isotopic signatures'. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51 (7):1323-1339. Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Hoffmann, J.E., Schorscher, J.H.D., Schulz, T., Heuser, A., Luguet, A. (2016) 'Formation of high-Al komatiites from the Mesoarchean Quebra Osso Group, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Trace elements, HSE systematics and Os isotopic signatures'. Chemical Geology, 422 :108-121. Available Online [Details]
Tappe, Sebastian, Brand, Natalie B., Stracke, Andreas, van Acken, David, Liu, Chuan-Zhou, Strauss, Harald, Wu, Fu-Yuan, Luguet, Ambre, Mitchell, Roger H. (2017) 'Plates or plumes in the origin of kimberlites: U/Pb perovskite and Sr-Nd-Hf-Os-C-O isotope constraints from the Superior craton (Canada)'. Chemical Geology, . Available Online [Details]
van Acken, D., Luguet, A., Pearson, D. G., Nowell, G. M., Fonseca, R. O. C., Nagel, T. J., Schulz, T. (2017) 'Mesoarchean melting and Neoarchean to Paleoproterozoic metasomatism during the formation of the cratonic mantle keel beneath West Greenland'. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 203 :37-53. Available Online [Details]