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Oct 20 2011: The Electrochemical Earth

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Seminars

Speaker:
Prof. Abby Kavner
Dept. Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Abstract:
Is the Earth an active fuel cell? Or is it corroding? This talk shows
how electrochemical processes on Earth and planets may create a wide
range of physical and chemical effects. Experiments and theory suggest
that geo-electrochemical processes may generate specific isotope
signatures describing electrochemical disequilibrium.