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Samantha Faircloth

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  • Research Student
  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
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PhD Researcher, The Open University.

"Volatiles in the Moon: A sulfur and chlorine perspective".

My work involves measuring volatile abundances and stable isotopes of S and Cl from igneous apatites in terrestrial basalt and lunar Apollo basalt samples. The project makes use of optical microscopy, SEM-CL, EPMA, NanoSIMS and XANES to both contextualise and acquire quantitative data for the samples. The research will contribute towards a better understanding of the role volatiles played historically within lunar magma(s), such as driving eruptions and degassing.