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[84] P. Vernazza and P. Beck, Composition of solar system small bodies. In Planetesimals, Cambridge University Press.

[83]B. Rousseau , S. Erard, P. Beck*,Éric Quirico, Bernard Schmitt, Olivier Brissaud, German Montes-Hernandez, Fabrizio Capaccioni, Gianrico Filacchione, Dominique Bockelée-Morvan, Cédric Leyrat, Mauro Ciarniello, Andrea Raponi, David Kappel, Gabriele Arnold, Ljuba V. Moroz, Ernesto Palomba, Federico Tosi and the VIRTIS Team, Laboratory simulations of the Vis-NIR spectra of comet 67P using sub-μm sized cosmochemical analogues. In press, Icarus.

[82] H. Pourkhorsandi, J. Gattaccecca, B. Devouard, M. D'Orazio, P. Rochette,P. Beck, C. Sonzogni, M. Valenzuela,The ungrouped chondrite El Médano 301 and its comparison with other reduced ordinary chondrites In press, GCA.

[81] C. Snodgrass et al., including P. Beck, The Castalia Mission to Main Belt Comet 133P/Elst-Pizarro, In press Advances in Space Research.

[80] B. Mahan, F. Moynier, P. Beck, E. Pringle, J. Siebert. Thermal history and volatile loss in carbonaceous chondrites: insights from “water content”, Zn isotopes and volatile element abundances. In press, GCA.

[79] E. Pringle, F. Moynier P. Beck, R. Paniello, D. Hezel. The origin of volatile element depletion in early solar system material: clues from Zn isotopes in chondrules, Composition of solar system small bodies. In press, EPSL.

[78] P. Roperch, M. Valenzuela, B. Devouard, J.P. Lorand, C. Arriagada, P. Rochette, C. Latorre, P. Beck. Surface vitrification caused by natural fires in Late Pleistocene wetlands of the Atacama Desert. In press, EPSL.

[77] Herique, A., Kofman, W.,P. Beck, Bonal, L., Buttarazzi, I., Heggy, E., Lasue, J., Levasseur-Regourd, Quirico, E., Zine, S., 2017. Cosmochemical implications of CONSERT permittivity characterization of 67P/CG. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

[76] T. Dequaire, P.Y. Meslin, P. Beck, M. Jaber, A. Cousin, W. Rapin, J. Lasue, O. Gasnault, S. Maurice, A. Buch, C. Szopa, P. Coll and the MSL Science Team 2017. Detection of carbon and nitrogen with LIBS to search for organics under Mars-like Conditions . Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2017.02.007

[75] Rapin, W., Meslin, P.-Y., Maurice, S., Wiens, R.C., Laporte, D., Chauviré, B., Gasnault, O., Schröder, S., P. Beck, Bender, S., Beyssac, O., Cousin, A., Dehouck, E., Drouet, C., Forni, O., Nachon, M., Melikechi, N., Rondeau, B., Mangold, N., Thomas, N.H., 2017. Quantification of water content by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy on Mars. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. doi:10.1016/j.sab.2017.02.007

[74] Hewins, R.H., Zanda, B., Humayun, M., Nemchin, A., Lorand, J.-P., Pont, S., Deldicque, D., Bellucci, J.J.,P. Beck, Leroux, H., 2017. Regolith breccia Northwest Africa 7533: Mineralogy and petrology with implications for early Mars. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 52, 89–124.


[73] A Garenne, P. Beck*, G. Montes-Hernandez, O. Brissaud, B. Schmitt, E. Quirico, L. Bonal, K.T. Howard. Bidirectional reflectance study on carbonaceous chondrites : implications for water quantification and primary composition., in press for Icarus

[72] Filacchione et al., (including P. Beck, 51/72), Seasonal exposure of carbon dioxide ice on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Science 354, 1563–1566. doi:10.1126/science.aag3161 .

[71] Vernazza, P., Marsset, M., P. Beck, Binzel, R.P., Birlan, M., Cloutis, E.A., DeMeo, F.E., Dumas, C., Hiroi, T., 2016. Compositionnal homogenity of CM parent bodies. Astronomical Journal 152, 54. doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/3/54

[70] Ronnet, T., Vernazza, P., Mousis, O., Brugger, B., P. Beck, Devouard, B., Witasse, O., Cipriani, F., 2016. Reconciling the orbital and physical properties ofthe Martian Moons. Astrophysical Journal 828, 109. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/828/2/109

[69] Quirico, E., Moroz, L., Schmitt, B., Arnold, G., Faure, M., P. Beck, et al., 2016. Refractory and semi-volatile organics at the surface of comet 67P/Chyryumov-Gerasimenko: Insights from the VIRTIS/ROSETTA imaging spectrometer. Icarus In press.

[68] Maurice, S., et al. (including P. Beck, 34/46) ChemCam Activities and Discoveries during Mars Science Laboratory Nominal Mission in Gale Crater, Mars. JAAS in press.

[67] V. Sautter, M. J. Toplis, P. Beck, N. Mangold, R. Wiens, P. Pinet, A. Cousin, S. Maurice, L. LeDeit, R. Hewins, O. Gasnault, C. Quantin, O. Forni, H. Newsom, P.-Y. Meslin, J. Wray, N. Bridges, V. Payré. Magmatic complexity on early Mars as seen through a combination of orbital, in-situ and meteorite data. Lithos in press.

[66] E. Jacquet, J.A. Barrat, P. Beck, F. Caste, J. Gattacceca, C. Sonzogni, M. Gounelle. Northwest Africa 5958: a weakly altered CM-related ungrouped chondrite, not a CI3. Meteoritics & Planetary Science Letters, in press.

[65] Filacchione et al., (including P. Beck, 51/72), Exposed water-ice on the nucleus of Churyumov-Gerasymenko. . Nature 529, 368. doi:10.1038/nature16190

[64] B. Berg, E.A. Cloutis, P. Beck, P. Vernazza, J.L. Bishop, D. Takir, V. Reddy, D. Applin and P. Mann Reflectance spectroscopy (0.35-8 µm) of ammonium-bearing minerals and qualitative comparison to Ceres-like asteroids. Icarus, in press.


[63] V. Sautter, M. J. Toplis, R. C. Wien, A. Cousin, C. Fabre, O. Gasnault, S. Maurice, O. Forni, J. Lasue, A. Ollila, J. C. Bridges, N. Mangold, S. Le Mouélic, M. Fisk, P.-Y. Meslin, P. Beck, P. Pinet, L. Le Deit, W. Rapin, E. M. Stolper, H. Newsom, D. Dyar, N. Lanza, D. Vaniman, S. Clegg and J. J. Wray. In-situ evidence for continental crust on Early Mars. Nature Geoscience DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2474

[62] DeSanctis,F. Capaccioni, M. Ciarniello, G. Filacchione, M. Formisano, S. Mottola, A. Raponi, F. Tosi,D. Bockelee-Morvan, S. Erard, C. Leyrat, B. Schmitt, E. Ammannito, G. Arnold, M.A. Barucci, M. Combi, M.T. Capria, P. Cerroni, W.-H. Ip, E. Kuehrt, T.B. McCord, E. Palomba, P. Beck, E. Quirico E. The diurnal cycle of water ice on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Nature 525, 500-502.

[61] M. Ciarniello, F. Capaccioni, G. Filacchione, A. Raponi, F. Tosi, M. C. De Sanctis, M. T. Capria, S. Erard, D. Bockelee-Morvan, C. Leyrat, G. Arnold, A. Barucci, P. Beck, G. Bellucci, S. Fornasier, A. Longobardo, S. Mottola, E. Palomba, E. Quirico, and B. Schmitt. Photometric properties of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from VIRTIS-M onboard Rosetta, A&A, in press.

[60] Bonal L., Brunetto R.,P. Beck, Dartois E., Dionnet Z., Djouadi Z., Duprat J. , Füri E., Kakazu Y., Oudayer P., Quirico E., and Engrand C. Visible-IR and Raman micro-spectroscopic investigation of three Itokawa particles collected by Hayabusa: mineralogy and degree of space weathering based on non-destructive analyses. Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences, in press.

[59] P. Beck, A. Pommerol, B. Zanda, L. Remusat, JP Lorand, C. Göpel, R. Hewins, S. Pont, E. Lewin, E. Quirico, B. Schmitt, G. Montes-Hernandes, A. Garenne, L. Bonal, O. Proux, JL Hazemann, V. Chevrier. A Noachian source region for the “Black Beauty” meteorite, and a source lithology for Mars surface hydrated dust? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 427,104-111.

[58] P. Vernazza, M. Marsset, P. Beck,R. Binzel, R. Brunetto, F.E. DeMeo, Z. Djouadi, C. Dumas, S. Merouane, O. Mousis and B. Zanda. Interplanetary dust particles as samples of icy-asteroids, Astrophysical Journal, in press.

[57] P. Beck, B. Schmitt, E.A. Cloutis and P. Vernazza. Low-T reflectance spectra of brucite and the primitive surface of 1-Ceres? Icarus, 257, 471-476.

[56] Capaccioni et al., (including P. Beck, 51/72), The organic-rich surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by VIRTIS/Rosetta, Science 347, 6220.


[55] Brunetto R., Lantz C., Ledu D., Baklouti D., Barucci M.A.,P. Beck, Delauche L., Dionnet Z., Dumas P., Duprat J., ENgrand C., Jamme F., Oudayer P., Quirico E., Sandt C. and Dartois E. ion irradiation of Allende meteorite probed by visible, IR and Raman spectroscopies. Icarus 237, 278-292.

[54] A Garenne P. Beck* G. Montes-Hernandez, R.Chiriac, F. Toche, E. Quirico, L. Bonal , B. Schmitt. The abundance and stability of water in type 1 and 2 carbonaceous chondrites (CI, CM and CR),Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 137, 93-112.

[53] E. Quirico, F-R. Orthous-Daunay P. Beck,L. Bonal, R. Brunetto, E. Dartois, T. Pino, G. Montagnac, J-N. Rouzaud, C. Engrand, J. Duprat. Origin of insoluble organic matter in Type 1 and type 2 chondrites: new clues, new questions. Geochim. Cossmochim. Acta 137, 93-112.

[52] Davoine P-A,Plumejeaud Ch, Villanova M., Baretto I., P. Beck, Schmit B.,Gensel J. (2014), Exploring Martian Climatologic Data Using Geovisualization: MARSIG a Spatio-Temporal Information System for Planetary Science, in Cartography from Pole to Pole, Lecture Notes in Géoinformation and Cartography, pp 247-260, Springer, 2014

[51] M.Masse, P. Beck,B. Schmitt, A. Pommerol, A. McEwen, V. Chevrier, O. Brissaud, A. Sejourne. Spectroscopy and detectability of liquid brines on Mars. Planetary and Space Sciences 92, 136-149.

[50] P. Beck, E. Quirico,A. Garenne, Q-Z Yin, L. Bonal, B. Schmitt , G. Montes-Hernandez,G. Montagnac, R. Chiriac, F. Toche The secondary history of Sutter's Mill carbonaceous chondrite from water abundance and the structure of its organic matter. in press MAPS

[49] P. Beck, A. Garenne, E. Quirico,L. Bonal, G. Montes-Hernandez, F. Moynier, B. Schmitt Transmission infrared spectra (2-25 microns) of carbonaceous chondrites: mineralogy, water and asteroidal processes. Icarus 229, 263-277.

[48] S. Petitgirard, A. Salamat, P. Beck, G. Weck, and P. Bouvier. Strategies for in situ laser heating in the Diamond Anvil Cell at a x-ray diffraction beamline. in press Journal of Synchr. Rad. 21, 89-96.


[47] A. Pommerol,N.Thomas, B. Jost, P. Beck, C. Okubo, A. McEwen. Photometric properties of Mars soil analogs. Journal of Geophysical Research Planets

[46] G. Briani, E. Quirico, M. Gounelle, M. Paulhiac-Pison, P. Beck,F.R. Orthous-Daunay, L. Bonal, E. Jacquet, A. Kearsley, S. Russell. Short duration thermal metamorphism in CR chondrites. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 122, 267-279.

[45] F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, E. Quirico, P. Beck, O. brissaud, E. Dartois, T. Pino, B. Schmitt. Proto-solar disk heterogeneity and the impact of parent-body processes on the Insoluble Organic Matter (IOM) from primitive meteorites? in press Icarus

[44] L. Bonal, C.M.O'D. Alexander, G.R. Huss, K. Nagashima, E. Quirico, P. Beck Hydrogen isotopic composition of the water in CR chondrites soumis a GCA

[43] A. Garenne , G. Montes-Hernandez, P. Beck*, B. Schmitt, O. Brissaud. Gas-solid carbonation as a source of carbonates on Mars.  Planet. Space Sci.76, 28-41

[42] Y. Berquin, W. Kofman, A. Herique, G. Alberti, P. Beck A study on Ganymede surface topography: perspectives for radar sounding. Planetary and Space Science 77, 40-44.

[41] A. El Goresy, P. Gillet, M.Miyahara, E. Ohtani, S. Ozawa, P. Beck and G. Montagnac.Shock-induced deformation of shergottites: Shock-pressures and perturbations of magmatic ages on Mars. GCA 101, 233_262.


[40] P. Beck V. De Andrade, F.R. Orthous-Daunay, G. Veronesi, M. Cotte, E. Quirico and B. Schmitt. The redox state of iron in the matrix of CI, CM and metamorphosed CM chondrites by XANES spectroscopy. In press GCA

[39] R.C. Paniello, F. Moynier, P. Beck, J-A. Barrat, F.A. Podosek, S. Pichat. Zinc isotopes in HEDs : clues to the formation of 4-Vesta, and the unique composition of PCA 82502. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

[38] J. Mouginot, A. Pommerol, P. Beck, W. Kofman and S. Clifford:Dielectric map of the Martian northern hemisphere and the nature of plain filling materials. sous presse Geophysical Research Letters 39, L02202

[37] P. Beck, A. Pommerol, N. Thomas, B. Schmitt and F. Moynier. Photometry of meteorites. Icarus 218, 364-377


[36] P. Beck, J-A Barrat, E. Quirico, F. Grisolle, F. Moynier, B. Schmitt P. Gillet, and C. Beck NIR Spectral Trends of HED Meteorites:  Can we Discriminate Between the Magmatic Evolution, Mechanical Mixing and Observation Geometry Effects? Icarus216,560-571.

[35] G. Montes-Hernandez, P. Beck, F. Renard E. Quirico, B. Lanson, N. Findling. Fast precipitation of acicular goethite from ferric hydroxide gel under moderate temperature (30 and 70°C). Crystal Growth & Design 11 (2011) 2264-2272.

[34] Quirico, M. Bourot-Denise, C. Robin, G. Montagnac, P. Beck A reappraisal of the metamorphic history of EH3 and EL3 enstatite chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 3088-3102.

[33] P. Beck, E. Quirico, D. Sevestre, G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Pommerol, B. Schmitt. Goethite as an alternative origin for the 3.1 µm band on dark asteroids, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 526, id. A85.

[32] F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, E. Quirico, L. Lemelle, P. Beck, V. deAndrade, A. Simionovic, S. Derenne. Speciation of Sulfur in the insoluble organic matter from carbonaceous chondrites by XANES spectroscopy. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 300,321-328

[31] F. Moynier, R.C. Paniello, M. Gounelle, F. Albarède, P. Beck, F. Podosek and B. Zanda. Nature of volatile depletion and genetic relations in enstatite chondrites and aubrites inferred from Zn isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 297-307.


[30] P. Beck, A. Pommerol, B. Schmitt and O. Brissaud. Kinetics of water adsorption on minerals and the breathing of the Martian regolith. Journal of Geophysical Research Planets 115, E10011.

[29] F. Moynier, P. Beck, Q-Z. Yin, J-A. Barrat, T. Ferroir, R. Paniello, P. Telouk, and P. Gillet. Volatilization induced by impacts recorded in Zn isotope composition of ureilites. Chemical Geology 276, 374-379.

[28] Mouginot J., Pommerol P., Kofman W., Beck P., Schmitt B., Herique A., Grima C., Safaeinili A. and Plaut J.J. ¬The 3-5 MHz reflectivity map of Mars by MARSIS/Mars Express : increasing the current inventory of subsurface water ice. Icarus 210, 612-625.

[27] P. Beck, E. Quirico, G. Montes-Hernandez, L. Bonal, J. Bollard, F-R Orthous-Daunay , K. Howard , B. Schmitt , O. Brissaud, F. Deschamps, B. Wunder, and S. Guillot. Hydrous mineralogy of CM and CI chondrites from infrared spectroscopy and their relationship with low albedo asteroids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 4881-4892.

[26] G. Montes-Hernandez, A. Pommerol, F. Renard, P. Beck, E. Quirico, O. Brissaud. In-situ kinetic measurements of gas-solid carbonation of Ca(OH)2 by using an infrared microscope coupled to a reaction cell Chemical Engineering Journal 161, 250-256.

[25] Moynier F., Koeberl C.K., Beck P., Jourdan F., Telouk P., Isotopic fractionation of Cu in tektites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 799-807.

[24] A. Pommerol, W. Kofman, J. Audouard, C. Grima, P. Beck, J. Mouginot, A. Herique, A. Kumamoto, T. Kobayashi, and T. Ono. Detectability of subsurface interfaces in Lunar Mare by the LRS / SELENE sounding radar : influence of mineralogical composition. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 37, L03201

[23] Boutareaud, S., Boullier, A.-M., Andreani, M., Calugaru, D. G., Beck, P., and S.R., S., submitted. Clay-clast aggregates in gouges : a new textural evidence for seismic faulting. Journal of Geophysical Research. vol. 115 B02408


[22] P. Beck, AF Goncharov, J. Montoya, V. Struzhkin, B.Milizer, RJ Hemley and H-K Mao. Response to “Comment on `Measurement of thermal diffusivity at high-pressure using a transient heating technique’” [Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 096101 (2009)] Applied Phys. Lett. 95, 096102

[21] Pommerol, A. Schmitt B., Beck P., Brissaud O. Water sorption on Martian regolith analogs : NIR reflectance spectroscopy and thermodynamics. Icarus 204, 114-136.

[20] Goncharov, A.F., Beck P., Struzhkin V.V., Haugen B.D., Jacobsen S.J. Thermal conductivity of lower mantle materials. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 174, 24-32


[19] Moynier F., Beck P., Jourdan F., Yin Q-Z., Koeberl C. Reimold U. Isotopic fractionation of Zn in tektite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 277, 482-489.

[18] Castro J., Beck P., Tuffen H., Nichols A.R.L., Dingwell D.B., Martin M.C. (2008) Timescales of spherulite crystallization in obsidian inferred from water concentration profiles. American Mineralogist, 1816-1822.

[17] Goncharov A.F., Haugen B.D., Struzhkin V.V., Beck P., Jacobsen S.D. Radiative conductivity in the Earth’s lower mantle. Nature 456, 231-234.

[16] Ferroir T., Beck P.,Van de Moortèle B., Bohn M., Reynard B., Simionovici A., El Goresy A., Gillet P. (in press) Akimotoite in the Tenham meteorite : crystal chemistry and high-pressure transformation mechanisms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 275, 26-31.

[15] Goncharov, A.F., Beck P., Struzhkin, V., Hemley, R.J., Crowhurst, J.C. (2008) Simple molecular systems at high pressures and temperatures : a laser heating study in the diamond anvil cell. J. Phys. Chem. Solids. 69, 2217-2222.


[14] Beck P., Goncharov, A.F., Struzhkin V., Militzer B., Mao, H-K., Hemley, R.J. Measurements of thermal diffusivity at high pressure using a transient heating method. Applied Physics Letters 91, 181914.

[13] Goncharov, A.F., Sinogeikin, S., Crowhurst, J.C., Ahart, M., Lakhsanov, D., Bass, J., Beck P., Tkatchev, S., Zaug, J., Fei, Y., Cubic boron nitride as a primary calibrant for a high-temperature pressure scale. High-Pressure Research 27, 409-417.

[12] Morard, G., Sanloup, C., Fiquet, G., Mezouar, M., Rey, N., Poloni,R., Beck P. Structure of eutectic Fe-FeS melts to pressures up to 17 GPa : Implications for Planetary Interiors. Earth Planet. Sci. Letter 263, 128-139.

[11] Gillet, P., El Goresy, A., Beck P., Chen, M. (2007) Mineralogy of Shocked Meteorites. In "Advances in High-Pressure Mineralogy" GSA Monograph. Ed. E. Ohtani. pp237.

[10] Van de Moortele, B., Reynard, B., Rochette, P., Jackson, M., Beck P., Gillet, P., McMillan, P.F., McCammon, C.A.(2007) Shock-induced metallic iron nanoparticles in olivine rich Martian meteorites. Earth Planet. Sci. 262, 37-49.

[9] Van de Moortele, B., Reynard, B., McMillan, P.F., Wilson, M., Beck P., Gillet, P., Jahn, S. (2007) Shock-induced transformation of olivine to a metastable (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 polymorph in Martian meteorites. Earth Planet. Sci., 261, 469-475.

[8] Beck P., Ferroir T. and Gillet P. (2007) Shock induced compaction, melting and the entrapment of atmospheric gases in Mars meteorites. Geophysical Research Letters 34, Art. No. L01203.


[7] Barrat J. A., P. Beck, M. Bohn, J. Cotten, P. Gillet, R. C. Greenwood, and I. A. Franchi, Petrology and geochemistry of the fine-grained, unbrecciated diogenite Northwest Africa 4215 (NWA 4215), Meteor. Planet. Sci. Lett., 41, 1045-1057.

[6] Beck P., M. Chaussidon, J. A. Barrat, P. Gillet, and M. Bohn, Diffusion- induced Li isotopic fractionation during the cooling of magmatic rocks : the case of pyroxene phenocrysts from nakhlites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70, 4813-4825.

[5] Beck P., J. A. Barrat, P. Gillet, I. A. Franchi, R. C. Greenwood, M. Wadhwa, B. Reynard, B. Van de Moortèle, M. Bohn, and J. Cotten, Petrography and Geochemistry of the chassignite NWA 2737, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70, 2127-2139 (2006).


[4] Beck P., P. Gillet, A. El Goresy, and I. Mostefaoui, Timescales of shock processes in chondrites and Martian meteorites, Nature 453, 1071-1075 (2005).

[3] Gillet, P., J. A. Barrat, P. Beck, B. Marty, R. C. Greenwood, I. A. Franchi, M. Bohn, and J. Cotten, Petrology, geochemistry and cosmic-ray exposure ages of lherzolitic shergottite NWA 1950, Meteor. and Planet. Sci., 40, 1175-1184 (2005).


[2] Beck, P., J. A. Barrat, M. Chaussidon, P. Gillet, M. Bohn, Li isotopic variations in single pyroxenes from the Northwest Africa 480 shergottite (NWA 480) : a record of degassing of Martian magmas ? Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68, 2925-2933 (2004).

[1] Beck, P., P. Gillet, L. Gautron, I. Daniel, A. El Goresy, A new natural high-pressure (Na,Ca)-hexaluminosilicate [(CaxNa1-x)Al3+xSi3-xO11] in shocked Martian meteorites, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 219, 1-12 (200