• Research

    • MEMIN - Experimental Impact Cratering:
      The MEMIN Program (Multidisciplinary Experimental and Modeling Impact Research Network) is funded by DFG (DFG Research Unit for 887) and involves groups from Uni Münster, Uni Jena, Uni Munich, Berlin (MfN), Hamburg (DESY), Freiburg (Fraunhofer-Institut für Kurszeitdynamik), Beauvais (F) and Stony Brook (USA).
    • Fate of the projectile:
      In the context of the MEMIN project, a hypervelocity cratering experiment has been performed using a sphere of the iron meteorite Campo del Cielo as projectile accelerated to 4.56 km/s, and a block of Seeberger sandstone as target material.
    • K-Pg boundary:
      Investigations on K-Pg boundary event bed lithologies.
    • El´gygytgyn:
      El’gygytgyn is an 18 km diameter, 3.6 Ma old impact crater in NE Siberia.  International Continental Scientific Drilling Program - El’gygytgyn hole 1C was drilled on the frozen crater lake, ~2.3 km from the crater center to a final depth of 517 m below the lake floor. 
  • Staff

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  • Publications


    • Ebert M., Hecht L., Deutsch A., Kenkmann T. (2013) Chemical modification of projectile residues and target material in a MEMIN cratering experiment. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, in press
    • Kenkmann, T., Trullenque, G., Deutsch, A., Hecht, L., Ebert, M., Salge, T., Schäfer, F., Thoma, K. (2013) Deformation and melting of steel projectiles in hpervelocity cratering experiments. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, in press
    • Wittmann, A., Goderis, S., Claeys, P., Vanhaeke, F., Deutsch, A., Adolph, L. (2013) Petrology of impactites from El’gygytgyn crater: Breccias in ICDP-drill core 1C, glassy impact melt rocks and spherules. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, in press


    • Schulte, P., Smit, J., Deutsch, A., Salge, T., Friese, A., Beichel, K. (2012) Tsunami backwash deposits with vertebrate remains and Chicxulub ejecta from the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in the La Popa basin, NE Mexico. Sedimentology 59, 737-765; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.2011.01274.x


    • Berndt, J., Deutsch, A., Schulte, P., Mezger, K. (2011) The Chicxulub ejecta deposit at Demerara Rise (W Atlantic): Dissecting the geochemical anomaly using laser ablation mass spectrometry. Geology 39, 279-282; doi: 10.1130/G31599.


    • Schulte, P., Alegret, L., Arenillas, I., Arz, J. A., Barton, P. J., Bown, P. R., Bralower, T. J., Christeson, G. L., Claeys, P., Cockell, C. S., Collins, G. S., Deutsch, A., Goldin, T. J., Goto, K., Grajales-Nishimura, J. M., Grieve, R. A. F., Gulick, S. P. S., Johnson, K. R., Kiessling, W., Koeberl, C., Kring, D. A., MacLoed, K. G., Matsui, T., Melosh, J., Montanari, A., Morgan, J. V., Neal, C. R., Nichols, D. J., Norris, R. D., Pierazzo, E., Ravizza, G., Rebelledo-Vieyra, M., Reimold, W.-U., Robin, E., Salge, T., Speijer, R.P., Sweet, A.R., Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J., Vajda, V., Whalen, M. T., Willumsen, P. S. The Chicxulub Asteroid Impact and Mass Extinction at the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary. Science 327, 1214-1218


    • Schulte, P, Deutsch, A., Salge, T., Berndt, J., Kontny, A., MacLeod, K. G., Neuser, R. D., Krumm, S. A. (2009) A dual-layer Chicxulub ejecta sequence with shocked carbonates from the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) boundary, Demerara Rise, western Atlantic.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 1180-1204.