Dr. Christian Vollmer
Dr. Christian Vollmer

Professur für Mineralogie (Prof. Putnis)

Corrensstraße 24, Room 231
48149 Münster


Phone: +49 251 83-33461
Fax: +49 251 83-38397

christian.vollmer@wwu.de

External Profile:
  • ResearchGate
  • Teaching

    • Baumaterial der Erde - Übungen
    • Mikroskopie gesteinsbildender Minerale - Übungen
    • Recherchemethoden und Präsentation wissenschaftlicher Daten
    • Analytische Methoden I (SEM, TEM)
    • Analytische Methoden II (SEM, TEM, SIMS)
    • Angewandte Geowissenschaften
 
  • Research Areas

    • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
    • Focused Ion Beam - Preparation (FIB)
    • High spatial resolution Mass Spectrometry (NanoSIMS, SIMS)
    • Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis (EBSD)
    • Combined FIB-TEM studies of terrestrial and extraterrestrial samples
    • Astromineralogy, presolar Stardust
    • Aberration-corrected UltraSTEM analyses on organic particles from meteorites and comets
    • TEM analyses of matrix and fine-grained rims in carbonaceous chondrites
  • CV

    Positions

    since
    Research Associate, Institute for Mineralogy, University of Münster
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    Post-Doc, Institute for Mineralogy, University of Münster
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    Post-Doc, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz
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    GGL Diamond Corporation, Junior Geologist for Diamond Exploration, Northwest Terrirtories, Canada

    Honors

    Preis für die beste naturwissenschaftliche Doktorarbeit 2008 - Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Uni Frankfurt
    Klaus Tschira Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft im Fach Physik - Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH

    External functions

    since
    European Microscopy Society
    since
    German Society for Electron Microscopy
    since
    Meteoritical Society
    since
    German Mineralogical Society
  • Projects

    • SPP 1833 - Subproject: High resolution electron microscopy (UltraSTEM) of the most primitive organic materials in chondrite parent bodies and comets - Formation and evolution of the organic inventory of early Earth ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: VO 1816/3-1
    • SPP 1385 Teilprojekt - Staub aus Supernova-Explosionen im solaren Nebel: Eine integrierte nano- und mikroanalytische Studie ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: VO 1816/2-1
    • SPP 1385 - WP: Activity of aqueous fluids in the early solar system - characterization and formation timescales of the earliest water-bearing phases in chondritic samples ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: BI 344/12-1; VO 1816/1-1
  • Publications

    • Hildebrand Stephan, Vollmer Christian, Winter Martin, Schappacher Falko Mark. (). Al2O3, SiO2 and TiO2 as Coatings for Safer LiNi0.8Co0.15Al0.05O2 Cathodes: Electrochemical Performance and Thermal Analysis by Accelerating Rate Calorimetry. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164(9), A2190. doi: 10.1149/2.0071712jes.
    • Hopp T., Vollmer C. (). Chemical composition and iron oxidation state of amorphous matrix silicates in the carbonaceous chondrite Acfer 04. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 2017(1-14). doi: 10.1111/maps.12991.

    Articles in Journals
    • Leitner J., Vollmer C., Floss C., Zipfel J., Hoppe P. (). Ancient stardust in fine-grained chondrule dust rims from carbonaceous chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434(null), 117-128. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.028.
    • Majumdar A, Hövelmann J, Vollmer C, Berndt J, Mondal S, Putnis A. (). Formation of Mg-rich Olivine Pseudomorphs in Serpentinized Dunite from the Mesoarchean Nuasahi Massif, Eastern India: Insights into the Evolution of Fluid Composition at the Mineral–Fluid Interface. Journal of Petrology, 57(1), 3-26.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Pelka M, Leitner J, Janssen A, Hoppe P. () TEM Investigations of Amorphous Silicates in Fine-Grained Rims from Antarctic CR2 Chondrites. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. #1933.
    • Kodolányi J, Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Müller M. () NanoSIMS and TEM Investigations of Supernova SiC Grains. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. #1478.

    Articles in Journals
    • Wijbrans CH, Klemme S, Berndt J, Vollmer C. (). Experimental determination of trace element partition coefficients between spinel and silicate melt: The influence of chemical composition and oxygen fugacity. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 69(4), 45-77. doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1128-5.
    • Le Guillou C, Dohmen R, Rogalla D, Müller T, Vollmer C, Becker H. (). New experimental approach to study aqueous alteration of amorphous silicates at low reaction rates. Chemical Geology, 412, 179-192.
    Conference Articles
    • Leitner J, Hoppe P, Metzler K, Haenecour P, Floss C, Vollmer C. () The Presolar Grain Inventory of CM Chondrites. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Berkeley, USA., p. A5178.
    • Vollmer C, Sarafian A R, Janssen A, Burke M G, Putnis A. () Textural investigations of possible fluid-mineral interactions in eucrites. In Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, CZ., p. A4462.
    • Kodolányi J, Hoppe P, Vollmer C, Müller M. () Isotopic and Structural Investigation of Presolar SiC Grains of Supernova Origin. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. 1733.

    Articles in Journals
    • Vollmer C, Kepaptsoglou D, Leitner J, Busemann H, Spring NH, Ramasse QM, Hoppe P, Nittler LR. (). Fluid-induced organic synthesis in the solar nebula recorded in extraterrestrial dust from meteorites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 10.1073/pnas.1408206111. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408206111.
    • Bischoff A, Horstmann M, Barrat JA, Chaussidon M, Pack A, Herwartz D, Ward D, Vollmer C, Decker S. (). Trachyandesitic volcanism in the early Solar System. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(35), 12689-92. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404799111.
    • Laurich B, Urai J L, Desbois G, Vollmer C, Nussbaum C. (). Microstructural evolution of an incipient fault zone in Opalinus Clay: Insights from an optical and electron microscopic study of ion-beam polished samples from the Main Fault in the Mt-Terri underground research laboratory. Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.07.014.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Sarafian A R, Janssen A, Putnis A. () Micro investigations of possible fluid-mineral interactions recorded in eucritic meteorites. In 92. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Jena.
    • Pabich S, Gussone N, Rabe K, Vollmer C, Pälike H, Teichert B M A. () Modelling changes of the Paleogene Ca budget using benthic foraminifera. In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
    • Grützner T, Klemme S, Vollmer C, Rohrbach A, Berndt J. () The Storage Capacity of Fluorine in Olivine and Pyroxene. In Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, USA.
    • Horstmann M., Vollmer C., Barth M. I. F., Chaussidon M., Gurenko A., and Bischoff A. () Oxygen isotope systematics of calcites from CM chondrites: Constraints on aqueous alteration. In DFG-Meeting Heidelberg, Heidelberg.
    • Wijbrans CH, Klemme S, Berndt J, Vollmer C, Berndt J Vollmer C. () Trace element partitioning between spinel and silicate melt – the effect of oxygen fugacity and spinel composition. In 92. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Jena.
    • Bast R, Scherer EE, Sprung P, Fischer-Gödde M, Vollmer, C, Bischoff, A, Mezger K. () Disturbed Lu-Hf isotope systematics of achondrites: Testing a new hypothesis. In 92. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Jena, Deutschland.
    • Horstmann M., Vollmer C., Barth M. I. F., Chaussidon M., Gurenko A., and Bischoff A. () Oxygen isotope systematics of CM chondrite calcite: Constraints on aqueous alteration. In 92. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Jena.
    • Barth M., Vollmer, C., Bischoff A., and Horstmann M. () Clues to the formation of nanoscale alteration textures in the CM chondrites Murchison and Maribo. In 92. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Jena.
    • Vollmer C., Barth M. I. F., Le Guillou C., Ramasse Q., Horstmann M., Bischoff A. () The early stages of aqueous alteration in CM chondrites - TEM-UltraSTEM-STXM investigations of the less-altered chondrite Maribo. In Lunar Planet. Sci. XLV, Houston., p. #1543.
    • Horstmann M., Vollmer C., Barth M. I. F., Chaussidon M., Gurenko A., Bischoff A. () Tracking aqueous alteration of CM chondrites - insights from in situ oxygen isotope measurements of calcite. In Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (Eds.) Lunar Planet. Sci. XLV, Houston., p. #1761.
    • Le Guillou C, Changela H, Dohmen R, Müller T, Brearley A, Vollmer C, Rogalla D, Becker H. () The valency of iron in the silicates of CR chondrite matrices: observations and experiments. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference., p. 2052.

    Articles in Journals
    • Vollmer C., Hoppe P., Brenker F.E. (). Transmission electron microscopy of al-rich silicate stardust from asymptotic giant branch stars. The Astrophysical Journal, 769(1). doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/769/1/61.
    Conference Articles
    • Le Guillou C, Dohmen R, Müller T, Vollmer C, Rogalla D, Becker H. () Alteration of amorphous Fe-silicate in meteorites. In Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy.
    • Klemme S, Wijbrans CH, Vollmer C, Menneken M, Berndt J. () Experimental study of trace element partitioning between spinel and silicate melts: Effects of oxygen fugacity and spinel composition. In Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy.
    • Leitner J, Metzler K, Vollmer C, Hoppe P. () Search for presolar grains in fine-grained chondrule rims: first results from CM chondrites and Acfer 094. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. 2273.
    • Barth M., Vollmer C., Bischoff A., and Horstmann M. () TEM observations of aqueously altered phases in Maribo (CM2) and Murchison (CM2). In Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Eds.) Meteoritical Society Meeting, Edmonton., p. A51.
    • Horstmann M., Vollmer C., Barth M., Chaussidon M., Gurenko A., and Bischoff A. () Tracing aqueous alteration in CM chondrites: Inplications from in-situ oxygen isotope measurements of calcite. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Edmonton., p. A170.
    • Bischoff A., Horstmann M., Vollmer C., Heitmann U., and Decker S. () Chelyabinsk – not only another ordinary LL5 chondrite, but a spectacular chondrite breccia. In Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48 (Eds.) Meteortical Society Meeting, Edmonton., p. A61.
    • Le Guillou C, Dohmen R, Müller T, Vollmer C, Rogalla D, Becker H. () Serpentinization of Amorphous Silicate in the Early Solar System: A Nanoscale Experimental Study. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. 1969.
    • Leitner J, Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Zipfel J. () Characterization of Presolar Material in Fine-Grained Chondrule Rims and Matrix of CR Chondrites. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Edmonton, Canada., p. A217.
    • Deutsch A, Vollmer C, Tagle R, Salge T, Hansen B, Ott U, Hoppe P, Berndt J. () The K-Pg Event-Bed at ODP 207 Reloaded: Search for the Meteoritic Component. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Edmonton, Canada., p. A106.
    • Müller S, John T, Vollmer C, Putnis A. () Microstructural evolution and element mobility during fluid-mediated gabbro-to-eclogite transformation. In EGU General Assembly Conference, Vienna., p. 7711.

    Articles in Journals
    • Plümper O, King HE, Vollmer C, Ramasse Q, Jung H, Austrheim H. (). The legacy of crystal-plastic deformation in olivine: High-diffusivity pathways during serpentinization. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163(4), 701-724. doi: 10.1007/s00410-011-0695-3.
    • Leitner J, Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Zipfel J. (). Characterization of presolar material in the Cr chondrite Northwest Africa 852. The Astrophysical Journal, 745(1).
    • Leitner J., Vollmer C., Hoppe P., Zipfel J. (). Erratum: Characterization of presolar material in the CR chondrite Northwest Africa 852 (The Astrophysical Journal (2012) 745 (38)). The Astrophysical Journal, 753(2). doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/753/2/179.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Horstmann M, Barth M, Bischoff A, Putnis A. () TIMING OF HYDRATION ON THE CM PARENT BODY INFERRED FROM COMBINED IN-SITU STUDIES ON THE MARIBO AND MURCHISON CHONDRITES. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Cairns., p. A393.
    • Vollmer C, Leitner J, Busemann H, Spring N, Ramasse Q, Kepaptsoglou D. () Aberration-corrected SuperSTEM analysis of isotopically anomalous carbonaceous hotspots in primitive extraterrestrial samples. In European Microscopy Congress, Manchester., p. 629.
    • Klemme S, Beyer C, Vollmer C, Wiedenbeck M, Stracke A. () Partitioning of F between Nominally Fluorine-Free Minerals and Basaltic Melts: Implications for the Global Cycle of Halogens. In Goldschmidt Conference, Prag., p. 1945.
    • Leitner J, Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Zipfel J. () Abundant Primitve Phases in Fine-Grained Chondrule Rims of CR and Related Chondrites. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Cairns, Australia., p. 5191.
    • Vollmer C, Leitner J, Busemann H, Spring N, Ramasse Q, Kepaptsoglou D. () GENTLE ABERRATION-CORRECTED STEM ANALYSIS OF N-15-AND D-HOTSPOTS IN CHONDRITIC SAMPLES. In METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE., p. A394-A394.

    • Vollmer C, Leitner J, Busemann H, Spring N, Hoppe P. () The Association of 15N-anomalous Matter with Stardust in Chondrites Acfer 094 and NWA 852. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference., p. 1720.

    Articles in Journals
    • Leitner J, Hoppe P, Vollmer C, Zipfel J. (). The inventory of presolar grains in primitive meteorites: a NanoSIMS study of C-, N-, and O-isotopes in NWA 852. Proc. Symp. Nuclei Cosmos XI, 144.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P. () First Fe Isotopic Measurement of a Highly 17O-enriched Stardust Silicate. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. 1200.

    Articles in Journals
    • Hoppe P, Leitner J, Vollmer C, Groner E, Heck PR, Gallino R, Amari S. (). Heavy Element Abundances in Presolar Silicon Carbide Grains from Low-Metallicity AGB Stars. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA, 26(3), 284-288. doi: 10.1071/AS08033.
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Stadermann FJ, Floss C, Brenker FE. (). NanoSIMS analysis and Auger electron spectroscopy of silicate and oxide stardust from the carbonaceous chondrite Acfer 094. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 73(23), 7127-7149. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2009.08.015.
    • Holzapfel C, Soldera F, Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Mucklich F. (). TEM foil preparation of sub-micrometre sized individual grains by focused ion beam technique. JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY-OXFORD, 235(1), 59-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2009.03181.x.
    • Vollmer C, Brenker FE, Hoppe P, Stroud RM. (). DIRECT LABORATORY ANALYSIS OF SILICATE STARDUST FROM RED GIANT STARS. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 700(1), 774-782. doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/700/1/774.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Stephan T. () NanoSIMS search for interstellar silicate dust in chondritic samples. In Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland., p. A1392.

    Articles in Journals
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Brenker FE. (). Si isotopic compositions of presolar silicate grains from red giant stars and supernovae. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 684(1), 611-617. doi: 10.1086/589913.
    • Hoppe P, Vollmer C. (). Presolar silicates in meteorites and interplanetary dust particles. IXth Torino Workshop on Evolution and Nucleosynthesis in AGB Stars and the IInd Perugia Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1001, 254-261.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Stadermann FJ, Floss C, Hoppe P, Brenker FE. () Atypical magnesium abundances in oxygen-rich stardust: Nanosims and Auger analyses. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Matsue, Japan., p. A164.
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P. () Silicon Isotope Measurements of Presolar Silicates. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference., p. 1093.
    • Hoppe P, Vollmer C, Heck P, Groener E, Gallino R, Amari S. () NanoSIMS Studies of Small Presolar SiC Grains: C-and Si-Isotopic Compositions and Trace Element Abundances. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference., p. 1025.

    Articles in Journals
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Brenker FE, Holzapfel C. (). Stellar MgSiO3 perovskite: A shock-transformed stardust silicate found in a meteorite. THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 666(1), L49L52.
    • Brenker FE, Vollmer C, Vincze L, Vekemans B, Szymanski A, Janssens K, Szaloki I, Nasdala L, Joswig W, Kaminsky F. (). Carbonates from the lower part of transition zone or even the lower mantle. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 260(1-2), 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.02.038.
    • Wirth R, Vollmer C, Brenker F, Matsyuk S, Kaminsky F. (). Inclusions of nanocrystalline hydrous aluminium silicate "Phase Egg" in superdeep diamonds from Juina (Mato Grosso State, Brazil). EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 259(3-4), 384-399. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.04.041.
    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Stadermann FJ, Bose M, Floss C, Hoppe P, Brenker FE. () Auger analysis of presolar silicates in acifer 094 and the discovery of a presolar CAI. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Tucson, USA., p. A158.
    • Hoppe P, Vollmer C. () Search for S-bearing presolar grains in the Acfer 094 meteorite. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Tucson, USA., p. A69.
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Brenker F, Holzapfel C. () A Presolar Silicate Trilogy: Condensation, Coagulation and Transformation-New Insights from NanoSIMS/TEM Investigations. In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston., p. 1262.

    Conference Articles
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Brenker F, Stroud R, Holzapfel C. () Characterization of Presolar Silicate Grains by Combined NanoSIMS/TEM Studies. In Meteoritical Society Meeting, Zürich., p. 5194.
    • Vollmer C, Hoppe P, Brenker F, Palme H. () A Complex Presolar Grain in Acfer 094-Fingerprints of a Circumstellar Condensation Sequence? In Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston.
    Other Publications (technical specifications, informal publications)
    • Brenker FE, Vollmer C, Vincze L, Vekemans B, Szymanski A, Janssens K, Szaloki I, Nasdala L, Joswig W, Kaminsky F. (). CO2-recycling to the deep convecting mantle.

    • Brenker FE, Vincze L, Vekemans B, Nasdala L, Stachel T, Vollmer C, Kersten M, Somogyi A, Adams F, Joswig W, Harris JW. (). Detection of a Ca-rich lithology in the Earth's deep (> 300 km) convecting mantle. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 236(3-4), 579-587. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.05.021.