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  • Obert, J.C., Münker, C., Staubwasser, M., Herwartz, D., Reicherter, K., Chong, G. (2022): 230Th dating of gypsum from lacustrine, brackish-marine and terrestrial environments. Chemical Geology 607: 121019.

  • Gázquez,F., Monteserín, A., Obert, C., Münker, C., Fernández-Cortés, A., Calaforra, J.M. (2022): The Absolute Age and Origin of the Giant Gypsum Geode of Pulpí (Almería, SE Spain). Geosciences 12(4): 144.

  • Mundl-Petermeier, A., Viehmann, S., Tusch, J., Bau,M., Kurzweil, F., Münker, C. (2022): Earth’s geodynamic evolution constrained by 182W in Archean seawater. Nature Communications 13(1): 1-8.

  • Tusch, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Hasenstab, E., Fischer-Gödde, M., Marien, C.S., Wilson, A.H., Münker, C. (2022): Long-term preservation of Hadean protocrust in Earth’s mantle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (18): e2120241119.

  • Jansen, M.W., Tusch, J., Münker, C., Bragagni, A., Avanzinelli, R., Mastroianni, F., Stuart, F.M., Kurzweil, F. (2022): Upper mantle control on the W isotope record of shallow level plume and intraplate volcanic settings. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 585: 117507.

  • Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Kröner, A.,  Balduin, A., Sprung, P., Schleicher, A.M., Münker, C., Batuk Joshi, K. (2022): A Mesoarchean Large Igneous Province on the Eastern Kaapvaal Craton (Southern Africa) Confirmed by Metavolcanic Rocks from Kubuta, Eswatini. Lithosphere (Special 8).

  • Bragagni, A., Mastroianni, F., Münker, C., Conticelli, S., Avanzinelli, R. (2022):  A carbon-rich lithospheric mantle as a source for the large CO2 emissions of Etna volcano (Italy). Geology 50(4): 486-490.

  • 180) Reifenröther, R., Münker, C., Paulick, H., Scheibner, B. (2022): Alteration of abyssal peridotites is a major sink in the W geochemical cycle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 321: 35-51.

  • Kirchenbaur, M., Schuth, S., Barth, A.R., Luguet, A., König, S., Idrus, A., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Münker, C. (2022): Sub-arc mantle enrichment in the Sunda rear-arc inferred from HFSE systematics in high-K lavas from Java. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 177 (1): 8.

  • Marien, C.S., Drewes-Todd, E.K., Stork, A., Todd, E., Gill, J.B., Hoffmann, J.E., Tani, K., Allen, C.M., Münker, C (2022): Juvenile continental crust evolution in a modern oceanic arc setting: petrogenesis of Cenozoic felsic plutons in Fiji, SW Pacific, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 320: 339-365.

  • Hohl, S.V., Schuth, S., Münker, C., König, S., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Kuduon, J. (2022): Geochemical evolution of the Rabaul volcanic complex, Papua New Guinea - Insights from HFSE, Sr-Nd-Hf, and Fe isotopes. Lithos 408-409: 106560

  • Lötter, F.J.P., Lenhardt, N., Viereck, L., Münker, C., Marien, C.S., Altigani, M.A.H. (2022): The Quaternary monogenetic Bayuda Volcanic Field, Sudan - Insights into mantle and crustal processes during magma petrogenesis. Lithos: 106563

  • Kurzweil, F., Dellwig, O., Wille, M., Schoenberg, R., Arz, H.W., Münker, C. (2022): The stable tungsten isotope composition of sapropels and manganese-rich sediments from the Baltic Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 578: 117303.

  • Maas, R., Apukhtina, O.B., Kamenetsky, V.S., Ehrig, K., Sprung, P., Münker, C. (2022): Carbonates at the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia Part 2: Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf and Sr-Pb isotope constraints on the chronology of carbonate deposition. Ore Geology Reviews 140: 103745.

  • Weber, S., Hauke, M., Martinez, R.E., Redler, C., Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. (2022): Fluid‐driven transformation of blueschist to vein eclogite during the Early Eocene in a subducted sliver of continental crust (Monte Emilius, Italian Western Alps). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 40(3): 553-584.

  • Miladinova, I., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Janák, M., Fonseca, R.O.C., Sprung, P., Münker, C. (2022): Constraining the process of intracontinental subduction in the Austroalpine Nappes: Implications from petrology and Lu‐Hf geochronology of eclogites Journal of Metamorphic Geology 40(3): 423-456.


  • Thiemens, M.M., Tusch, J., Fonseca, R.O.C., Leitzke, F., Fischer-Gödde, M., Debaille, V., Sprung, P., Münker, C. (2021): Reply to: No 182W evidence for early Moon formation. Nature Geoscience 14 (10): 716-718.

  • Fassmer, K ., Froitzheim, N., Janák,, M., Strohmeyer, M., Bukała, M., Lagos, M., Münker, C. (2021): Diachronous collision in the Seve Nappe Complex: Evidence from Lu–Hf geochronology of eclogites (Norrbotten, North Sweden). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 39 (7): 819-842

  • Reifenröther, R., Münker, C., Scheibner, B. (2021): Evidence for tungsten mobility during oceanic crust alteration. Chemical Geology 584: 120504.

  • Peters, S.T.M., Fischer, M.B., Pack, A., Szilas, K., Appel, P.W.U., Münker, C., Dallai, L., Marien, C.S. (2021): Tight bounds on missing late veneer in early Archean peridotite from triple oxygen isotopes. Geochemical Perspective Letters 18: 27-31.

  • Kurzweil, F., Archer, C., Wille, M., Schoenberg, R., Münker, C., Dellwig, O. (2021): Redox control on the tungsten isotope composition of seawater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (8): e2023544118.

  • Roué, L, Kurzweil, F., Wille, M., Wegwerth, A., Dellwig, O., Schoenberg, R., Münker, C. (2021): Stable W and Mo isotopic evidence for increasing redox-potentials from the Paleoarchean towards the Paleoproterozoic deep Oceans. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 309: 366-387.

  • Tusch, J., Münker, C., Hasenstab, C., Jansen, M., Marien, C.S., Kurzweil, F., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Smithies, R.H., Maier, W., Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2021): Convective isolation of Hadean mantle reservoirs through Archean time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (2): e2012626118.

  • Hasenstab, E., Tusch, J., Schnabel, C., Marien, C.S., van Kranendonk, M.J., Smithies, H., Howard, H., Maier, W.D., Münker, C. (2021): Evolution of the Early to Late Archean mantle from Hf-Nd-Ce isotope systematics in basalts and komatiites from the Pilbara Craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 553: 116627.

  • Trapp S, Janák M, Fassmer K, Froitzheim N, Münker C, Georgiev N. (2021): Variscan ultra-highpressure eclogite in the Upper Allochthon of the Rhodope Metamorphic Complex (Bulgaria). Terra Nova 33 (2): 174-183.


  • Hoffmann, J.E., Musese, E., Kröner, A., Schneider, K.P., Wong, J., Hofmann, A., Hegner, E., Kasper, H.U., Tusch, J., Münker, C. (2020): Hafnium-neodymium isotope, trace element and U-Pb zircon age constraints on the petrogenesis of the 3.44–3.46 Ga Dwalile greenstone remnant, Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland. Precambrian Research 351: 105970.
  • Scholz, P., Wilsenach, H., Becker, H.W., Blazhev, A., Heim, F., Foteinou, V., Giesen, U., Münker, C., Rogalla, D., Sprung, P., Zilges, A., Zuber, K. (2020): New measurement of the Sm-144(a,g) Gd-148 reaction rate for the g process. Physical Review C 102 (4): 045811.
  • Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Bragagni, A., Münker, C. (2020): Determination of Cu, Zn, Ga, Ag, Cd, In, Sn and Tl in Geological Reference Materials and Chondrites by Isotope Dilution ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 44 (4): 733-752.
  • Serre, S.H., van der Meer, Q.H.A., Waight, T.E., Scott, J.M., Münker, C., Thomsen, T.B., le Roux, P.J. (2020): Petrogenesis of amphibole megacrysts in lamprophyric intraplate magmatism in southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 63 (4): 489-509.
  • Gaches, B.A.L., Walch, S., Offner, S.S.R., Münker, C. (2020): Aluminum-26 enrichment in the surface of protostellar disks due to protostellar cosmic rays. Astrophysical Journal 898: 79.
  • Kurzweil, F., Münker, C., Hoffmann, J.E., Tusch, J., Schoenberg, R. (2020): Stable W isotope evidence for redistribution of homogeneous 182W anomalies in SW Greenland. Geochemical Perspective Letters 14, 53–57.
  • van de Loecht, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Rosing, M.T., Sprung, P., Münker, C. (2020): Preservation of Eoarchean mantle processes in 3.8 Ga peridotite enclaves in the Itsaq Gneiss Complex, southern West Greenland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 280: 1-25.
  • Fassmer, K., Martinet, I., Miladinova, I., Sprung, P., Froitzheim, N., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C., Janak, M., Kullerud, K. (2020): Lu-Hf geochronology of ultra-high-pressure eclogites from the Tromso-Nappe, Scandinavian Caledonides: evidence for rapid subduction and exhumation. International Journal of Earth Sciences 109 (5): 1727-1742.
  • Kommescher, S., Fonseca, R.O.C., Kurzweil, F., Thiemens, M.M., Münker, C., Sprung, P. (2020): Unravelling lunar mantle source processes via the Ti isotope composition of lunar basalts. Geochemical Perspective Letters 13: 13-18.
  • Fischer-Gödde, M., Elfers, B.M., Münker, C., Szilas, K., Maier, W.D., Messling, N., Morishita, T., Van Kranendonk, M., Smithies, H. (2020): Ru isotope vestige of Earth’s pre-late veneer mantle preserved in Archean rocks. Nature 579: 240-244.
  • Schulz, T., Povinec, P.P., Ferriere, L., Jull, A.J.T., Kovacik, A., Sykora, I.S., Tusch, J., Münker, C., Topa, D., Koeberl, C., (2020): The history of the Tissint meteorite, from its crystallization on Mars to its exposure in space: New geochemical, isotopic, and cosmogenic nuclide data. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 55 (2): 294-311.
  • Elfers, B.M., Sprung, P., Messling, N., Münker, C. (2020): The combined Zr and Hf isotope inventory of bulk rock and sequentially leached chondrite samples. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 270: 475-491.


  • Tichomirowa, M., Kaessner, A., Sperner, B., Lapp, M., Leonhardt, D., Linnemann, U., Münker, C., Ovtcharova, M., Pfänder, J. A., Schaltegger, U., Sergeev, S., von Quadt, A., Whitehouse, M. (2019): Dating multiply overprinted granites: The effect of protracted magmatism and fluid flow on dating systems (zircon U-Pb: SHRIMP/SIMS, LA-ICP-MS, CA-ID-TIMS; and Rb-Sr, Ar-Ar) - Granites from the Western Erzgebirge (Bohemian Massif, Germany). Chemical Geology 519: 11-38
  • Thiemens, M.M., Sprung, P., Fonseca, R.O.C., Leitzke, F.P., Münker, C. (2019): Early Moon formation inferred from hafnium–tungsten systematics. Nature Geoscience 12: 696–700.

  • Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Funk, C., Münker, C. (2019): Earth’s volatile element depletion pattern inherited from a carbonaceous chondrite-like source. Nature Geoscience 12: 564-568.

  • Tusch, J., Sprung, P., van de Löcht, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Boyd, A.J., Rosing, M.Z., Münker, C. (2019): Uniform 182W isotope compositions in Eoarchean rocks from the Isua region, SW Greenland: The role of early silicate differentiation and missing late veneer. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 257: 284-310.

  • Marien, C., Hoffmann, J.E., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Münker, C. (2019): Petrogenesis of plagiogranites from the Troodos Ophiolite Complex, Cyprus. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 174:35.

  • Hauke, M., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Miladinova1, I., Fassmer, K., Fonseca, R.O.C., Sprung, P., Münker, C. (2019): Two high‑pressure metamorphic events, Variscan and Alpine, dated by Lu–Hf in an eclogite complex of the Austroalpine nappes (Schobergruppe, Austria). International Journal of Earth Sciences 108 (4): 1317-1331.

  • Kurzweil, F., Münker, C., Grupp, M., Braukmüller, N., Fechtner, L., Christian, M. Hohl, S.V., Schoenberg, R. (2019): The stable tungsten isotope composition of modern igneous reservoirs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 251: 176-191.

  • Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Patyniak, M., Sprung, P., Roerdink, D., Garbe Schönberg, D., Kröner, A. (2019): Petrogenetic evolution of metabasalts and metakomatiites of the lower Onverwacht Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt (South Africa). Chemical Geology 511: 152-177.

  • Dittmann, B.A., Buompane, R., Chamizo, E., Christl, M., Dewald, A., Dunai, T., Feuerstein, C., Fifield, K., Frohlich, M., Heinze, S., Marzaioli, F., Münker, C., Petraglia, A., Sirignano, C., Strub, E., Synal, H.A., Terrasi, F., Tims, S., Wallner, A (2019): ColPuS, a new multi-isotope plutonium standard for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research, Section B (Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms) 438: 189-192.


  • Schier, K., Bau, M., Münker, C., Beukes, N., Viehmann, S. (2018): Trace element and Nd isotope composition of shallow seawater prior to the Great Oxidation Event: Evidence from stromatolitic bioherms in the Paleoproterozoic Rooinekke and Nelani Formations, South Africa. Precambrian Research 315: 92-102.

  • Elfers, B.M., Sprung, P., Pfeifer,, M., Wombacher, F., Peters, S., Münker, C. (2018): Variable distribution of s-process Hf and W isotope carriers in chondritic meteorites - evidence from 174Hf and 180W. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 239: 346-362.

  • Braukmüller, N., Wombacher, F., Hezel, D.C., Escoube, R., Münker, C. (2018): The chemical composition of carbonaceous chondrites: implications for volatile element depletion, complementarity and alteration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 239: 17-48.

  • Mayer, B.; Jung, S.; Brauns, M., Münker, C. (2018):  The role of mantle-hybridization and crustal contamination in the petrogenesis of lithospheric mantle-derived alkaline rocks: constraints from Os and Hf isotopes.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 173 (6): 49.

  • Viehmann, S., Bau, M., Hoffmann, J. E., Münker, C. (2018): Decoupled Hf and Nd isotopes in suspended particles and in the dissolved load of Late Archean seawater. Chemical Geology 483: 111-118.

  • Pfänder, J.A., Jung, S., Klügel, A., Münker, C., Romer, R.L., Sperner, B., Rohrmüller, J. (2018): Recurrent local melting of metasomatised lithospheric mantle in response to continental rifting: Constraints from basanites and nephelinites/melilitites from SE Germany. Journal of Petrology 59 (4): 667-694.

  • van de Loecht, J., Hoffmann, J.E., Li, C., Wang, Z., Becker, H., Rosing, M.T., Kleinschrodt, R., Münker, C. (2018): Earth’s oldest mantle peridotites show entire record of late accretion. Geology 46 (3): 199-202.

  • Schneider, K.P., Hoffmann, J.E., Boyet, M., Münker, C., Kröner, A. (2018): Coexistence of enriched and modern-like 142Nd signatures in Archean igneous rocks of the eastern Kaapvaal Craton, southern Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 487: 54-66.

  • Przybyla, T., Pfänder, J., Münker, C., Kolb, M., Becker, M., Hamacher, U. (2018): High-resolution 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of volcanic rocks from the Siebengebirge (Central Germany) - Implications for eruption timescales and petrogenetic evolution of intraplate volcanic fields. International Journal of Earth Sciences 107 (4): 1465-1484.

  • Miladinova, I., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Janak, M., Georgiev, N., Fonseca, R.O.C., Sandmann, S., Münker, C. (2018): Late Cretaceous eclogite in the Eastern Rhodopes (Bulgaria): evidence for subduction under the Sredna Gora magmatic arc. International Journal of Earth Sciences 107(6): 2083-2099.

  • Kurzweil, F., Münker, C., Tusch, J., Schoenberg, R. (2018): Accurate stable tungsten isotope measurements of natural samples using a 180W-183W double-spike. Chemical Geology 476: 407-417.


  • Fassmer, K., Klonowska, I., Walczak, K., Andersson, B., Froitzheim, N., Majka, J., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C., Janak, M., Whitehouse, M. (2017): Middle Ordovician subduction of continental crust in the Scandinavian Caledonides: an example from Tjeliken, Seve Nappe Complex, Sweden. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172 (11-12): 103.

  • Münker, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Schulz, T. (2017): Silicate Earth’s missing niobium may have been sequestered into asteroidal cores. Nature Geoscience 10: 822-826.

  • Schnabel, C., Münker, C., Strub, E. (2017): La–Ce isotope measurements by multicollector-ICPMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32 (12): 2360-2370.

  • Merschel, G., Bau, M., Schmidt, K., Münker, C., Dantas E.L. (2017): Hafnium and neodymium isotopes and REY distribution in the truly dissolved, nanoparticulate/colloidal and suspended loads of rivers in the Amazon Basin, Brazil. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 213: 383-399.

  • Beier, C., Turner, S.P., Haase, K.M., Pearce, J., Münker, C., Regelous, M. (2017) Trace element and isotope geochemistry of the northern and central Tongan islands with an emphasis on the genesis of high Nb/Ta signatures at the northern volcanoes of Tafahi and Niuatoputapu. Journal of Petrology 58 (6): 1073-1106.

  • Ballhaus, C., Fonseca, R.O.C, Münker, C., Rohrbach, A., Nagel, T., Speelmans, I.M., Helmy, H.M., Zirner, A., Vogel, A.K., Heuser, A.  (2017): The great sulfur depletion of Earth's mantle is not a signature of mantle-core equilibration. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172: 68.

  • Leitzke, F.P., Fonseca, R. O. C., Sprung, P., Mallmann, G., Lagos, M., Michely, L.T., Münker, C. (2017): Redox dependent behaviour of molybdenum during magmatic processes in the terrestrial and lunar mantle: Implications for the Mo/W of the bulk silicate Moon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474: 503-515.

  • Bast, R., Scherer, E.E., Sprung, P., Mezger, K., Fischer-Gödde, M., Taetz, S., Böhnke, M., Schmid-Beuermann, H., Münker, C., Kleine, T., Srinivasan, G. (2017): Reconciliation of the excess 176Hf conundrum in meteorites: Recent disturbances of the Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotope systematics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 212: 303-323.

  • van der Meer, Q.H.A., Waight, T.E., Scott, J.M., Münker, C. (2017): Variable sources for Cretaceous to recent HIMU and HIMU-like intraplate magmatism in New Zealand. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 469: 27-41.

  • Fonseca, R.O.C., Kirchenbaur, M., Ballhaus, C., Münker, C., Zirner, A., Gerdes, A., Heuser, A., Botcharnikov, R., Lenting, C. (2017): Fingerprinting fluid sources in Troodos ophiolite complex orbicular glasses using high spatial resolution isotope and trace element geochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 200: 145-166.

  • Peters, S.T.M., Münker, C., Pfeifer, M., Elfers, B.M., Sprung, P. (2017): Distribution of p-process 174Hf in early solar system materials and the origin of nucleosynthetic Hf and W isotope anomalies in Ca–Al rich inclusions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 459: 70-79.

  • Pfeifer, M., Lloyd N.S., Peters, S.T.M., Wombacher, F., Elfers, B.M., Schulz, T., Münker, C. (2017): Tantalum isotope ratio measurements and isotope abundances determined by MC-ICP-MS using amplifiers equipped with 1010, 1012 and 1013 Ohm resistors. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32 (1): 130-143.


  • Scholz, R., Heim, F., Mayer, J., Münker, C., Netterdon, L., Wombacher, F., Zilges, A. (2016): Constraints on the alpha plus nucleus optical-model potential via alpha-induced reaction studies on Cd-108. Physics Letters B 761: 247-252.

  • Scott, J.M., Brenna, M., Crase, J.A., Waight, T.E., van der Meer, Q.H.A., Cooper, A.F., Palin, J.M., Le Roux, P., Münker, C. (2016): Peridotitic Lithosphere Metasomatized by Volatile-bearing Melts, and its Association with Intraplate Alkaline HIMU-like Magmatism. Journal of Petrology 57 (10): 2053-2078.

  • Sandmann, S., Herwartz, D., Kirst, F., Froitzheim, N., Nagel, T.J., Fonseca, R.C., Münker, C., Janak, M. (2016): Timing of eclogite-facies metamorphism of mafic and ultramafic rocks from the Pohorje Mountains (Eastern Alps, Slovenia) based on Lu-Hf garnet geochronometry. Lithos 262: 576-585

  • Nasdala, L., Corfu, F., Valley, J.W., Spicuzza, M.J., Wu, F.Y., Li, Q.L., Yang, Y.H., Fisher, C., Münker, C., Kennedy, A.K., Reiners, P.W., Kronz, A., Wiedenbeck, M., Wirth, R., Chanmuang, C., Zeug, M., Váczi, T., Norberg, N., Häger, T., Kröner, A., Hofmeister, W. (2016): Zircon M127 – A Homogeneous Reference Material for SIMS U–Pb geochronology combined with Hafnium, Oxygen and, potentially, Lithium isotope analysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 40 (4): 457-475.

  • Leitzke, F.P., Fonseca, R.O.C., Michely, L.T., Sprung, P., Münker, C., Heuser, A., Blanchard, H. (2016): The effect of titanium on the partitioning behavior of high-field strength elements between silicates, oxides and lunar basaltic melts with applications to the origin of mare basalts. Chemical Geology 440: 219-238.

  • Czertowicz, T.A., Scott, J.M., Waight, T.E., Palin, J.M., Van der Meer, Q.H.A., Le Roux, P., Münker, C,, Piazolo, S. (2016): The Anita Peridotite, New Zealand: Ultra-depletion and Subtle Enrichment in Sub-arc Mantle. Journal of Petrology 57 (4): 717-750.

  • Schneider, K.P., Kirchenbaur, M., Fonseca, R.O.C., Kasper, H.U:, Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. (2016): Role of crustal assimilation and basement compositions in the petrogenesis of differentiated intraplate volcanic rocks: a case study from the Siebengebirge Volcanic Field, Germany. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171: 58.

  • Fassmer, K., Obermüller, G., Nagel, T.J., Kirst, F., Froitzheim, N., Sandmann, S., Miladinova, I., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C. (2016): High-pressure metamorphic age and significance of eclogite-facies continental fragments associated with oceanic lithosphere in the Western Alps (Etirol-Levaz Slice, Valtournenche, Italy). Lithos 252: 145-159.

  • Kirchenbaur, M., Maas, R., Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, V.S, Strub, E., Ballhaus, C., Münker, C. (2016): Uranium and Sm isotope studies of the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu–Au–U–Ag deposit, South Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 180: 15-32. 

  • Froitzheim, N., Miladinova, I., Janak, M., Kullerud, K., Krogh Ravna, E., Majka, J., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C., Nagel, T.J. (2016): Devonian subduction and syncollisional exhumation of continental crust in Lofoten, Norway. Geology 44(3): 223–226.

  • Weber, I.,  Morlok, A., Bischoff, A., Hiesinger, H., Ward, D., Joy, K.H., Crowther, S.A., Jastrzebski, N.D., Gilmour, J.D., Clay, P.L., Wogelius, R.A., Greenwood, R.C., Franchi, I.A., Münker, C. (2016): Cosmochemical and spectroscopic properties of Northwest Africa 7325 - A consortium study. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51 (1): 3-30.


  • Weber, S., Sandmann, S., Miladinova, I., Fonseca, R.O.C., Froitzheim, N., Münker, C., Bucher, K. (2015): Dating the initiation of Piemonte-Liguria Ocean subduction: Lu-Hf garnet chronometry of eclogites from the Theodul Glacier Unit (Zermatt-Saas zone, Switzerland). Swiss Journal of Geosciences 108 (2-3): 183-199.

  • Becker, M., Hezel, D.C., Schulz, T., Elfers, B.M., Münker, C. (2015): Formation timescales of CV chondrites from component specific Hf-W systematics. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 432: 472-482.

  • Ballhaus, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C., Kirchenbaur, M., Zirner, A. (2015): Spheroidal textures in igneous rocks - Textural consequences of H2O saturation in basaltic melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 167: 241-251.

  • Peters, S.T.M., Münker, C., Wombacher, F., Elfers, B.M. (2015): Precise determination of low abundance isotopes (174Hf, 180Wand 190Pt) in terrestrial materials and meteorites using multiple collector ICP-MS equipped with 1012 Ω Faraday amplifiers. Chemical Geology 413: 132-145.

  • Viehmann, S., Bau, M. Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C. (2015): Geochemistry of the Krivoy Rog Banded Iron Formation, Ukraine, andthe impact of peak episodes of increased global magmatic activity on the trace element composition of Precambrian seawater. Precambrian Research 270:165-180.

  • Montinaro, A., Strauss, H., Mason, P.R.D., Roerdink, D., Münker, C., Schwarz-Schampera, U.,  Arndt, N.T., Farquhar, J., Beukes, N.J., Gutzmer, J., Peters, M. (2015): Paleoarchean sulfur cycling: Multiple sulfur isotope constraints from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa. Precambrian Research 267: 311-322.

  • Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Hansmeier, C., Hollis, J.A., Münker, C., Viehmann, S., Kasper, H.U. (2015): Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf isotope and trace-element systematics of Mesoarchaean amphibolites, inner Ameralik fjord, southern West Greenland. Mineralogical Magazine 79 (4): 857-876.

  • Peters, S.T.M., Münker, C., Becker, H., Schulz, T. (2015): Comment on “Cosmogenic 180W Variations in Meteorites and Re-assessment of a Possible 184Os-180W Decay System” by Cook, D.L., Kruijer, T., Leya, I., Kleine, T. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 169: 236-239.

  • Kirchenbaur, M., Münker, C. (2015): The behaviour of the extended HFSE group (Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf, W, Mo) during the petrogenesis of mafic K-rich lavas: The Eastern Mediterranean case. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 165: 178-199.

  • Sandmann, S., Nagel, T., Froitzheim, N., Ustaszewski, K., Münker, C. (2015): Late Miocene to Early Pliocene blueschist from Taiwan and its exhumation via forearc extraction. Terra Nova 27 (4): 285-291.

  • Pfalzner, S., Davies, M.B., Gounelle, M., Johansen, A., Münker, C., Lacerda, P., Portegies Zwart, S., Testi, L., Trieloff, M., Veras, D. (2015): The formation of the solar system. Physica Scripta 90 (6): 068001.

  • Ostermann, A., He, Y., Siemens, J., Welp, G.,, Heuser, A., Wombacher, F., Münker, C., Xue, Q., Lin, X., Amelung, W. (2015): Tracing copper derived from pig manure in calcareous soils and soil leachates by (65)Cu labeling. Environmental Science and Technology 49 (7): 4609-4617.

  • Schuth, S., Hurraß, J., Münker, C., Mansfeldt, T. (2015): Redox-dependent fractionation of iron isotopes in suspensions of a groundwater-influenced soil. Chemical Geology 392: 74-86.


  • Peters, S.T.M., Münker, C., Bekcer, H., Schulz, T. (2014): Alpha-decay of 184Os revealed by radiogenic 180W in meteorites: Half life determination and viability as geochronometer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391: 69-76.

  • Hoffmann, J.E., Nagel, T.J., Münker, C., Næraa, T, Rosing, M.T. (2014): Constraining the process of Eoarchean TTG formation in the Itsaq Gneiss Complex, southern West Greenland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 388: 374-386.

  • Viehmann, S., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Bau, M. (2014): Decoupling of Hf and Nd isotopes recorded in Temagami banded iron formation indicates emergent continental crust in Neoarchean time. Geology 42 (2): 115-118.

  • Cutts, C.A., Stevens, G., Hoffmann, J.E., Buick, I., Frei, D., Münker, C. (2014) Paleo- to Mesoarchean polymetamorphism in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: constraints from U-Pb monazite and Lu-Hf garnet geochronology on the tectonic processes that shaped the belt. GSA Bulletin 126 (3-4): 251-270.

  • Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Dziggel, A., Münker, C., Rosing, M.T. (2014) Forum comment on ”Eoarchean within-plate basalts from southwest Greenland”. Geology: in press.

  • Kröner, A., Hoffmann, J.E., Xie, H., Wu, F., Münker, C., Hegner, E., Wong, J., Wan, Y., Liu, D. (2013): Generation of early Archaean felsic greenstone volcanic rocks through crustal melting in the Kaapvaal, craton, southern Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 381: 188-197.

  • Pittarello, L., Schulz, T., Koeberl, C., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C. (2013) Petrography, geochemistry and Hf-Nd isotope evolution of drill core and target rocks from the El’gygytgyn impact crater, NE Chukotka, Arctic Russia. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 48: 1160-1198. 

  • Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Scherstén, A., Kokfelt, T.F., Münker, C. (2013): Archaean andesite petrogenesis: insights from the Grædefjord Supracrustal Belt, southern West Greenland. Precambrian Research 236: 1-15.

  • Noack, N.N., Kleinschrodt, R., Kirchenbaur, M., Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C. (2013): Lu-Hf isotope evidence for Paleoproterozoic metamorphism and deformation of Archean oceanic crust along the Dharwar Craton margin, southern India. Precambrian Research 203: 206-222. 

  • Nagel, T.J., Herwartz, D., Rexroth, S., Münker, C., Froitzheim, N. Kurz, W. (2013): Lu–Hf dating, petrography, and tectonic implications of the youngest Alpine eclogites (Tauern Window, Austria). Lithos 170-171:179-190.

  • Ballhaus, C., Laurenz, V., Münker, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Albarède, F., Rohrbach, A., Lagos, M., Schmidt, M.W., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Helmy, H. (2013): The U/Pb ratio of the Earth's mantle - a signature of late volatile addition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: in press.

  • Schulz, T, Münker, C., Peters, S.T.M. (2013): p-Process 180W anomalies in iron meteorites: nucleosynthetic versus non-nucleosynthetic origins. Earth and Planetary Science Letters: in press.

  • Szilas, K., Van Hinsberg, V.J., Kisters, A.F.M., Hoffmann, J.E., Windley, B.F., Kokfelt, T.F., Scherstén, A., Frei, R., Rosing, M.T., Münker, C. (2013): Remnants of arc-related Mesoarchaean oceanic crust in the Tartoq Group of SW Greenland. Gondwana Research: in press.

  • Herwartz, D., Münker, C., Tütken, T., Hoffmann, J.E., Wittke, A., Barbier, B (2013): Lu-Hf systematics of fossil biogenic apatite and their effects on geochronology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 101: 328-343.


  • Kolb, M. Paulick, H., Kirchenbaur, M., Münker, C. (2012): Petrogenesis of Mafic to Felsic Lavas from the Oligocene Siebengebirge Volcanic Field (Germany): Implications for the Origin of Intracontinental Volcanism in Central Europe. Journal of Petrology 53 (11): 2349-2379.

  • Szilas, K., Hoffmann, J.E., Schersten, A., Rosing, M.T., Windley, B.F., Kokfelt, T.F., Keulen, N., van Hinsberg, V.J., Naeraa, T., Frei, R., Münker, C. (2012): Complex calc-alkaline volcanism recorded in Mesoarchaean supracrustal belts north of Frederikshab Isblink, southern West Greenland: Implications for subduction zone processes in the early Earth. Precambrian Research 208: 90123.

  • Stracke, A., Palme, H., Gellissen, M., Münker, C., Kleine, T., Birbaum, K., Günther, D., Bourdon, B., Zipfel, J. (2012): Refractory element fractionation in the Allende meteorite: Implications for solar nebula condensation and the chondritic composition of planetary bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 85: 114-141.

  • Schulz, T., Upadhyay, D, Münker, C. Mezger, K. (2012): Formation and exposure-history of non-magmatic iron meteorites and winonaites: clues from Sm and W isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 85: 200-212.

  • Nagel, T.J., Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C. (2012) Generation of Eoarchean TTGs from thickened mafic arc crust. Geology 40 (4): 375-378.

  • Hoffmann, J.E., Svahnberg, H., Piazolo, S., Scherstén, A., Münker, C. (2012): The geodynamic evolution of Mesoarchean anorthosite complexes inferred from the Naajat Kuuat Complex, southern West Greenland. Precambrian Research 196-197: 149-170.

  • Pfänder, J, Jung, S., Münker, C., Stracke, A., Mezger, K. (2012): A possible high Nb/Ta reservoir in the continental lithospheric mantle and consequences on the global Nb budget - evidence from continental basalts from Central Germany. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 77 (1): 232-251.

  • Kirchenbaur, M., Münker, C., Schuth, S., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Marchev, P. (2012): Tectonomagmatic constraints on sources of eastern Mediterranean K-rich lavas. Journal of Petrology 53(1): 27-65.

  • Kirchenbaur, M., Pleuger, J., Jahn-Awe, S., Nagel, T.J., Froitzheim, N, Fonseca, R.O.C., Münker, C. (2012): Timing of high-pressure metamorphic events in the Bulgarian Rhodopes from Lu-Hf garnet geochronology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 163 (5): 897-921.

  • Jung, S., Mezger, K., Nebel, O., Kooijman, E., Berndt, J., Hauff, F., Münker, C. (2012): Origin of Meso-Proterozoic post-collisional leucogranite suites (Kaokoveld, Namibia): constraints from geochronology and Nd, Sr, Hf, and Pb isotopes. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 163 (1): 1-17.


  • Schuth, S., König, S., Münker, C. (2011): Subduction zone dynamics in the SW Pacific plate boundary region constrained from high-precision Pb isotope data. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 311 (3-4): 328-338

  • Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Polat, A., Rosing, M.T., Schulz, T. (2011): The origin of decoupled Hf-Nd isotope compositions in Eoarchean rocks from southern West Greenland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75 (21): 6610-6628.

  • Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Naera, T., Rosing M.T., Herwartz, D., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Svahnberg, H. (2011): Mechanisms of Archean crust formation inferred from high-precision HFSE systematics in TTGs. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75 (15): 4157-4178.

  • König, S., Münker, C., Hohl, S., Paulick, H., Barth, A.R., Lagos, M., Pfänder, J., Büchl, A. (2011): The Earth's tungsten budget during mantle melting and crust formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75 (8): 2119-2136.

  • 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 (3): 178-183.

  • Nebel Jacobsen Y, Münker, C., Nebel, O. Mezger, K. (2011): Precambrian sources of Early Paleozoic SE Gondwana sediments as deduced from combined Lu-Hf and U-Pb systematics of detrital zircons, Takaka and Buller terrane, South Island, New Zealand. Gondwana Research 20 (2-3): 427-442.

  • Herwartz, D., Tütken, T., Münker, C., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Sander, P.M (2011): Timescales and mechanisms of REE and Hf uptake in fossil bones. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75 (1): 82-105.


  • Münker, C. (2010): A high field strength element perspective on early lunar differentiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (24): 7340-7361.

  • Hoffmann, J.E., Münker, C., Polat, A., König, S., Mezger, K., Rosing, M.T. (2010): Highly depleted Hadean mantle reservoirs in the sources of early Archean arc-like rocks, Isua supracrustal belt, southern West Greenland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (24): 7236-7260.

  • Nebel-Jacobsen, Y., Münker, C., Nebel, O., Gerdes, A., Mezger, K., Nelson, D.R. (2010): Reworking of Earth's first crust: constraints from Hf isotopes in Archean zircons from Mt. Narryer, Australia. Precambrian Research 182 (3): 175-186.

  • Paulick, H., Münker, C., Schuth, S. (2010): The influence of small-scale mantle heterogeneities on Mid Ocean Ridge volcanism: evidence from the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (7°30'S to 11°30'S) and Ascension Island. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 296 (3-4): 299-310.

  • Schulz, T., Münker, C., Palme, H. Mezger, K. (2010): Hf-W chronometry of primitive achondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (5): 1706-1718.

  • König, S., Münker, C., Schuth, S., Luguet, A., Hoffmann, J.E., Kuduon, J. (2010): Boninites as windows into variable trace element mobility in subduction zones. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74 (2): 684-704.


  • Schuth, S., Münker, C., König, S. Qopoto, C., Basi, S., Ballhaus, C. (2009): Petrogenesis of lavas along the Solomon island arc, SW Pacific: Coupling of compositional variations and subduction zone geometry. Journal of Petrology 50 (5): 781-811.

  • Schulz, T., Münker, C., Palme, H. Mezger, K. (2009): Hf-W chronometry of the IAB iron meteorite parent body. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 180 (1-4): 185-193.

  • Luvizotto G.L., Zack, T., Meyer, H.P., Ludwig, T., Triebold, S., Kronz, A., Münker, C., Stockli, D.F., Prowatke, S., Klemme, S., Jacob, D.E., von Eynatten, H. (2009): Rutile crystals as potential trace element and isotope mineral standards for microanalysis. Chemical Geology 261 (3-4): 346-369.


  • Sokol, A. K., Fernandes, V.A., Schulz, T., Bischoff, A., Burgess, R., Clayton, R.N., Münker, C., Nishiizumi, K., Palme, H., Schultz, L., Weckwerth, G., Mezger,K. (2008): Geochemistry, petrology and ages of the lunar meteorites Kalahari 008 and 009: new constraints on early lunar evolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72 (19): 4845-4873. 

  • König, S., Münker, C., Schuth, S., Garbe Schöberg, D. (2008): Mobility of W in subduction zones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 274 (1-2): 82-92.

  • Lagos, M., Ballhaus, C., Münker, C., Wohlgemuth Ueberwasser, C., Berndt, J., Kuzmin, D.V. (2008): The Earth's missing lead may not be in the core. Nature 456: 89-92.

  • Herwartz, D., Münker, C., Scherer, E.E., Nagel, T., Pleuger, J., Froitzheim, N. (2008): Lu-Hf garnet geochronology of eclogites from the Balma Unit (Pennine Alps): implications for Alpine paleotectonic reconstructions. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101 (Supplement 1): 173-189.

  • Klemme, S., Prowatke, S., Münker, C., Magee, C.W., Lahaye, Y, Zack, T., Kasemann, S.A., Cabato, E.J.A., Kaeser, B. (2008): Synthesis and preliminary characterisation of new silicate, phosphate and titanite reference glasses. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 32 (1): 39-54.

  • Wombacher, F., Rehkämper, M., Mezger, K., Bischoff, A., Münker, C. (2008): Cadmium stable isotope cosmochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72 (2): 646-667.

  • Krebs, M., Maresch, W.V., Schertl, H.-P., Münker, C., Baumann, A., Draper, G., Idleman, B., Trapp, E. (2008): The dynamics of intra-oceanic subduction zones: A direct comparison between fossil petrological evidence (Rio San Juan Complex, Dominican Republic) and numerical simulation. Lithos 103 (1-2): 106-137.


  • Lagos, M., Scherer, E.E., Tomaschek, F., Münker, C., Keiter, M., Berndt, J., Ballhaus, C. (2007): High Precision Lu-Hf geochronology of Eocene eclogitefacies rocks from Syros, Cyclades, Greece. Chemical Geology 243 (1-2): 16-35.

  • Weyer, S., Anbar, A.D., Brey, G.P., Münker, C., Mezger, K., Woodland, A.B. (2007): Fe-isotope fractionation during partial melting on Earth and the current view on the Fe-isotope budgets of the planets (reply to the comment of F. Poitrasson and to the comment of B.L. Beard and C.M. Johnson on "Iron isotope fractionation during planetary differentiation" by S. Weyer, A.D. Anbar, G.P. Brey, C. Münker, K. Mezger and A.B. Woodland). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 256: 638-646.

  • Scherer, E.E., Whithouse, J.M., Münker, C. (2007): Zircon as a monitor of crustal growth. Elements 3 (1): 19-24.

  • Sprung, P., Schuth, S., Münker, C., Hoke, L. (2007): Intraplate volcanism in New Zealand: the role of fossil plume material and variable lithospheric properties. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153 (6): 669-687.

  • Nebel, O., Münker, C., Nebel-Jacobsen, Y.J., Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Mortimer, N. (2007): Hf-Nd-Pb isotope evidence from Permian arc rocks for the long-term presence of the Indian-Pacific mantle boundary in the SW Pacific. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 254 (3-4): 377-392.

  • Pfänder, J.A., Münker, C., Stracke, A., Mezger, K. (2007): Nb/Ta and Zr/Hf in ocean island basalts - Implications for crust-mantle differentiation and the fate of Niobium. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 254 (1-2): 158-172.


  • König, S., Schuth, S., Münker, C., Qopoto, C. (2007): The role of slab melting in the petrogenesis of high-Mg andesites: evidence from Simbo Volcano, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153 (1): 85-103.

  • Augustsson, C., Münker, C., Bahlburg, H., Fanning, C.M. (2006): Provenance of late Palaeozoic metasediments of the SW South American Gondwana margin: a combined U-Pb and Hf-isotope study of single detrital zircons. Journal of the Geological Society 163: 983-995.

  • Gutjahr, M., Bradshaw, J.D., Weaver, S., Münker, C., Ireland, T. (2006): Provenance of Cambrian Conglomerates from New Zealand: implications for the tectonomagmatic evolution of the SE Gondwana margin. Journal of the Geological Society 163: 997-1010.

  • Polat, A., Herzberg, C., Münker, C., Rodgers, R., Kusky, T., Li, J., Fryer, P., Delaney, J. (2006): Geochemical and petrological evidence for a suprasubduction zone origin of Neoarchean (ca. 2.5 Ga) peridotites, central orogenic belt, North China craton. GSA Bulletin 118 (7-8): 771-784.

  • Seitz, H.M., Brey, G.P, Weyer, S., Durali, S., Ott, U., Münker, C., Mezger, K. (2006): Lithium isotope compositions of Martian and lunar reservoirs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 245 (1-2): 6-18.


  • Weyer, S., Anbar, A.D., Brey, G.P, Münker, C., Mezger, K. & Woodland, A.B. (2005): Iron isotope fractionation during planetary differentiation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 240 (2): 251-264.

  • Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Palme, H., Scherer, E., Münker, C. (2005): Early core formation in asteroids and late accretion of chondrite parent bodies: evidence from 182Hf-182W in CAIs, metal-rich chondrites, and iron meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69(24): 5805-5818.

  • Nebel, O.; Mezger, K.; Scherer, E.E.; Münker, C. (2005): High precision determinations of 87Rb/85Rb in geologic materials by MC-ICP-MS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 246: 10-18.

  • Nebel-Jacobsen, Y., Scherer, E.E., Münker, C., Mezger, K. (2005): Separation of U, Pb, Lu, and Hf from single zircons for combined U-Pb dating and Hf isotope measurements by TIMS and MC-ICPMS. Chemical Geology 220: 105-120.

  • Rohrbach, A., Schuth, S., Ballhaus, C., Münker, C., Matveev, S., Qopoto, C. (2005): Petrological constraints on the origin of arc-picrites, New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 149: 685-698.

  • Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Palme, H., Scherer, E., Münker, C. (2005): The W isotope composition of eucrite metals: constraints on the timing and cause of the thermal metamorphism of basaltic eucrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 231 (12): 41-52.


  • Polat, A., Münker, C. (2004): Hf-Nd isotope evidence for contemporaneous subduction processes in the source of late Archean arc lavas from the Superior Province, Canada. Chemical Geology 213 (4): 403-429.

  • Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Palme, H., Münker, C. (2004): The W isotope evolution of the bulk silicate Earth: constraints on the timing and mechanisms of core formation and accretion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 228 (1-2): 109-123.

  • Schuth, S., Rohrbach, A., Münker, C., Ballhaus, C., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Qopoto, C.: (2004): Geochemical constraints on the petrogenesis of arc picrites and basalts, New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 148 (3): 288-304.

  • Münker, C., Wörner, G., Yogodzisnki, G., Churikova, T. (2004): Behaviour of High Field Strength Elements in subduction zones: constraints from Kamchatka-Aleutian arc lavas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 224 (3-4): 275-293.

  • Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Zimmermann, U., Münker, C., Bahlburg, H. (2004): Crustal Evolution along the Early Ordovician Proto-Andean Margin of Gondwana: Trace Element and Isotope Evidence from the Complejo Igneo Pocitos (Northwest Argentina). Journal of Geology 112 (5): 503-520.

  • Kleine, T., Mezger, K., Münker, C., Palme, H., Bischoff, A. (2004): 182Hf-182W isotope systematics of chondrites, eucrites, and martian meteorites: chronology of core formation and early mantle differentiation in Vesta and Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68 (13): 2935-2946.


  • 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.

  • Wombacher, F., Rehkämper, M., Mezger, K., Münker, C. (2003): Stable isotope compositions of cadmium in geological materials and meteorites determined by multiple collector-ICPMS. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67 (23): 46394654.

  • Polat, A., Hofmann, A.W., Münker, C., Regelous, M., Appel, P.W.U. (2003): Contrasting geochemical patterns in the 3.7-3.8 Ga pillow basalt cores and rims, Isua greenstone belt, Southwest Greenland: Implications for post-magmatic alteration processes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67: 441-457.

  • Weyer, S., Münker, C., Mezger, K. (2003): Nb/Ta, Zr/Hf and REE in the Depleted Mantle: Implications for the Differentiation History of the Crust-Mantle System. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 205 (3-4): 309-324.


  • 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.

  • Büchl. A., Brügmann, G., Batanova, V.G., Münker, C., Hofmann, A.W. (2002): Melt percolation monitored by Os isotopes and PGE abundances: a case study from the mantle section of the troodos Ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 204 (3-4): 385-402.

  • Weyer, S., Münker, C., Rehkämper, M., Mezger, K. (2002): Determination of ultra-low Nb, Ta, Zr and Hf concentrations and the chondritic Zr/Hf and Nb/Ta ratios by isotope dilution analyses with multiple collector ICP-MS. Chemical Geology 187: 295-313.


  • Münker, C., Weyer, S., Scherer, E., Mezger, K. (2001): Separation of High Field Strength Elements (Nb, Ta, Zr, Hf) and Lu from rock samples for MC-ICPMS measurements. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3) 2: paper number 10.1029/2001GC000183.

  • Scherer, E., Münker, C., Mezger, K. (2001): Calibration of the Lutetium - Hafnium clock. Science 293: 683-687.


  • Münker, C., Weyer, S., Mezger, K., Rehkämper, M., Wombacher F., and Bischoff, A. (2000): 92Nb-92Zr and the early differentiation history of planetary bodies. Science 289: 1538-1542.

  • Wombacher, F. and Münker, C. (2000): Pb, Nd and Sr isotope systematics of the Cambrian Haupiri Group sediments, Takaka Terrane/New Zealand: Implications for Cambrian SE Gondwana reconstructions, stratigraphy, and REE mobility in sediments. Journal of Geology 108 (6): 663-686.

  • Jochum, K.P., Dingwell, D.B., Rocholl, A., Stoll, B., Hofmann, A.W., Becker, S., Besmehn, A., Bessette, D., Dietze, H.J., Dulski, P., Erzinger, J. Hellebrand, E., Hoppe, P., Horn, I., Janssens, K., Jenner, G., Klein, M., McDonough, W.M., Maetz, M., Mezger, K., Münker, C., Nikogosian, I.K., Pickhardt, C., Raczek, I., Rhede, D., Seufert, H.M., Simakin, S.G., Sobolev, A.V., Spettel, B., Straub, S., Vincze, L., Wallianos, A., Weckwerth, G., Weyer, S., Wolf, D., Zimmer, M. (2000): The preparation and preliminary characterization of eight geological MPI-DING reference glasses for in-situ microanalysis. Geostandards Newsletter 24 (1): 87-133.

  • S., Wolf, D., Zimmer, M. (2000): The preparation and preliminary characterization of eight geological MPI-DING reference glasses for in-situ microanalysis. Geostandards Newsletter 24 (1): 87-133.

  • Yu, Z., Robinson, P., Townsend, A.T., Münker, C., Crawford , A.J. (2000): Determination of High Field Strength Elements, Rb, Sr, Mo, Sb, Cs, Tl and Bi at ng g-1 levels in geological reference materials by magnetic sector ICP-MS after HF/HClO4 high pressure digestion. Geostandards Newsletter 24 (1): 39-50.

  • Münker, C. and Crawford, A.J. (2000): Cambrian arc evolution along the SE-Gondwana active margin: a synthesis from Australia-New Zealand-Antarctica correlations. Tectonics 19 (3): 415-432.

  • Münker, C. (2000): The isotope and trace element budget of the Cambrian Devil River arc system, New Zealand: identification of four source components. Journal of Petrology 41 (6): 759-788.

  • Münker, C. (2000): Pb-Nd isotopes indicate the origin of island arc terranes in the Early Paleozoic Pacific. Journal of Geology 108 (2): 233-242.

  • Vachirapatama, N., Macka, M., Paull, B., Münker, C. and Haddad, P. (1999): Determination of niobium (V) and tantalum (V) as 4-(2-pyridylazo)resorcinolcitrate ternary complexes in geological materials by ion-interaction reversedphase high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A 850 (1-2): 257-268.


  • Münker, C. & Cooper, R.A. (1999): The Cambrian arc complex of the Takaka Terrane, New Zealand: an integrated stratigraphical, paleontological and geochemical approach. New Zealand Journal of Geology and geochemical approach. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 42 (3): 415-446.

  • Robinson, P., Townsend, A.T., Zongshou, Y. and Münker, C. (1999): Determination of Scandium, Yttrium and Rare Earth Elements in rocks by high resolution inductively coupled mass spectrometry. Geostandards Newsletter 23 (1): 31-46.

  • Münker, C. (1998): Nb/Ta fractionation in a Cambrian arc/back-arc system, New Zealand: source constraints and application of refined ICPMS techniques. Chemical Geology 144: 23-45.

  • Münker, C. and Cooper, R.A. (1995): The island arc setting of a New Zealand Cambrian volcano-sedimentary sequence: implications for the evolution of the SW Pacific Gondwana fragments. Journal of Geology 103: 687-700.

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