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Corso di Petrografia per le Scienze Naturali:

a partire da martedi 5 ottobre 2021, il corso si terrà il martedi (16-18) in Aula V (Edificio Matematica) e il mercoledi (14-16) in Aula 1 (Edificio Geologia).

Le lezioni del mercoledì inizieranno sempre alle ore 14:00.

 

Link per le lezioni online valido fino al 15 ottobre: https://meet.google.com/zxh-fote-esu

 

Durante il Corso di Petrografia sarà verificato il livello di apprendimento degli studenti mediante un test di autovalutazione. E' molto importante iscriversi al test compilando il documento al seguente link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pVEbwktg3s3uQpG405HX_wS3VJnv8bxqnQHgpak2FPk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Come libro di testo principale si raccomanda: 

Lucio Morbidelli. Le rocce e i loro costituenti. IIIa edizione (2014) Casa ed. Scienze e Lettere

 

Corso di Fluidi, Rocce e Radioattività Ambientale:

a partire da lunedi 4 ottobre 2021, il corso si terrà il lunedi (11-13) e in un secondo giorno da definire.

Gli studenti che vogliono seguire il corso sono pregati di contattarmi a silvio.mollo@uniroma1.it

Dal lunedì al venerdì previo appuntamento.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
My researches concern the petrological processes controlling the evolution of magmas during fractional crystallization, magma assimilation, and mixing. I investigate the geochemical anomalies generated by magma-crust interaction processes and/or variable cooling regimes experienced by magmas during their emplacement. I interpret the elemental and isotopic compositions of mantle-derived magmas in terms of mantle processes. I also determine how these mantle processes may be in parted or completely overprinted by open-system processes during intracrustal evolution and differentiation. My research studies evidence that magmas follow diverse polybaric, multicomponent, multiprocess evolution paths wherein mantle geochemical signatures are invariably compromised. At these conditions, assimilative reactions can modify the original magma composition as a function of the degree of assimilation. When the crust is incapable of imposing a marked isotopic signature on mantle-derived melts, however, it has the compositional leverage to modify their major and trace element concentrations. Major and trace element concentrations of mineral and residual glasses may also be altered through disequilibrium growth processes that take place during magma ascent and emplacement. Mineral and glass compositions are commonly used to estimate magma storage conditions and modes of magma transport. However, such models nearly always assume that natural systems approach equilibrium. But just because a mineral happens to be included in a volcanic rock is not a guarantee that equilibrium has been achieved. Crystals may grow rapidly, and in the process, may deviate from equilibrium, even if the mineral is indeed contained within the liquid from which it grew. I investigate, by means of experimental and field observations, the compositional variations of minerals growth under variable cooling rate conditions. I compare such disequilibrium compositions with those of crystals equilibrated at isothermal temperatures in order to improve the predictive power of thermometers, barometers, and hygrometers. Upon the effect of fast undercoolings, the growing crystals may potentially record the closure P-T-X-fO2 conditions of the system. This opens new important perspectives in the interpretation of the petrochemical characteristics of igneous rocks, allowing to reconstruction the history of volcanic rocks through geospeedometers based on the kinetics of cation exchanges between crystal and melt.

PERSONAL
Born: Roma, Italy, 10/23/1975
Department of Earth Sciences
Sapienza University of Rome
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma - ITALY
Tel. +39 06 4991 4912
silvio.mollo@uniroma1.it

EDUCATION
03/14/2008
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
04/28/2003
M.S. (score of 110/110 cum lauda), Geological Sciences, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy

POSITIONS
30/10/2015-PRESENT
Associate Professor in Petrology; Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza - University of Rome, Roma, Italy.
04/01/2008-29/10/2015
Contract Researcher; Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Roma, Italy, HP-HT Laboratory of Experimental Volcanology and Geophysics.

REVIEWER ACTIVITY
US National Science Foundation
Science
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Chemical Geology
Lithos
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Earth-Science Reviews
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
The Canadian Mineralogist
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Radiation Measurements
Geology
Mineralogy and Petrology
Energies

FUNDED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
MIUR Bando Premiali 2013: New hORizons of the Technology applied to experimental
researches and geophysical and volcanological monitoring NORTh.
PI: Dr. Piergiorgio Scarlato - INGV - Roma
Università degli Studi di Ferrara Ferrara
MIUR - PNRA 2013 (11/03/2013 #417): Stabilità delle fasi idrate nel mantello litosferico dei grandi sistemi di rift continentale: un approccio petrologico sperimentale su noduli e lave
PI: Dr. Costanza Bonadiman - Università degli Studi di Ferrara Ferrara
European Science Foundation
Research Networking Programmes 2013 - Exchange Grant #4242 - Measuring and Modelling of Volcano Eruption Dynamics
PI: Dr. Silvio Mollo - INGV - Roma
ETH Zurich
Swiss NSF 2013 fund # 200021-146268: Towards a quantitative understanding of magma reservoirs feeding large volcanic eruptions
PI: Prof. Olivier Bachmann - ETH - Zurich
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
Initial Training Network 2012-2015 # 289976 NEMOH project: Numerical, Experimental and stochastic Modelling of vOlcanic processes and Hazard: an Initial Training Network for the next generation of European volcanologists
PI: Dr. Paolo Papale - INGV - Pisa
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
ERC Starting grant 259256 2010 GLASS project: InteGrated Laboratories to investigate the mechanics of ASeismic vs. Seismic faulting
PI: Prof. Cristiano Collettini - Università degli Studi di Perugia - Perugia
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
Seventh Framework Programme 2010-2014 for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 262229 EPOS European Plate Observing System
PI: Dr. Massimo Cocco - INGV Roma
Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio - Chieti
MIUR - PRIN 2009: Determinazione sperimentale della glass-forming ability (GFA) nucleazione e cristallizzazione dei fusi silicatici naturali
PI: Dr. Gianluca Iezzi - Università degli Studi G. d'Annunzio - Chieti
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
MIUR - PRIN 2008: Studio sperimentale dell emissione di radon da parte di rocce sottoposte a stress meccanico e termico. Implicazioni per la sorveglianza vulcanica e sismica.
PI: Dr. Piergiorgio Scarlato INGV - Roma
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
INGV-DPC 2008-2010 Project V1 - Unrest
PI: Dr. Carmela Freda INGV - Roma
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
INGV-DPC 2008-2010 Project V4 - Flank
PI: Dr. Carlo Giunchi INGV - Roma
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
TRIGS 2008-2009 (Triggering of instabilities in materials and geosystems, grant no.043386) project that belongs to the sixth framework programme of the European Commission and to the "New and Emerging Science and Technology Pathfinder".
PI: Dr. Patrizia Tosi INGV - Roma
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
MIUR FIRB 2006-2009 - Research and Development of New Technologies for Protection and Defence of Territory from Natural Risks
PI: Dr. E. Boschi INGV - Roma
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Roma
INGV-DPC 2005-2007 Colli Albani Project
PI: Dr. Piergiorgio Scarlato INGV - Roma
Bayerisches Geoinstitut - University of Bayreuth
09-23/07/2006 - Experimental study and modelisation of the decarbonation process at the magma/carbonatic sediments interface in the Colli Albani Volcanic District.
PI: Dr. Piergiorgio Scarlato INGV - Roma
Università La Sapienza - Roma
COFIN MIUR 2005-2006 Meccanismi d innesco delle dinamiche di salita magmatica nella crosta.
PI: Prof. Raffaello Trigila Università di Roma La Sapienza
Università Roma Tre - Roma
INGV-DPC 2005-2007 Panarea Project
PI: Prof. Donatella de Rita Università di Roma Roma Tre
Università G. D Annunzio - Chieti
INGV-DPC 2005-2007 Campi Flegrei Project
PI: Dr. Gianluca Iezzi Università di Chieti G. D Annunzio

PUBLICATIONS
1. Tecchiato V., Gaeta M., Mollo S., Bachmann O., von Quadt A., Scarlato P., 2018, Snapshots of primitive arc magma evolution recorded by clinopyroxene textural and compositional variations: The case of hybrid crystal-rich enclaves from Capo Marargiu Volcanic District (Sardinia, Italy). American Mineralogist. In press.
2. Masotta M., Mollo S., Nazzari M., Tecchiato V., Scarlato P., Papale P., Bachmann O., 2018, Crystallization and partial melting of rhyolite and felsite rocks at Krafla volcano: A comparative approach based on mineral and glass chemistry of natural and experimental products. Chemical Geology, 483, 603-618, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.03.031.
3. Mollo S., Tuccimei P., Soligo M., Galli G., Scarlato P., 2018, Advancements in understanding the radon signal in volcanic areas: A laboratory approach based on rock physico-chemical changes. In Integrating Disaster Science and Management. Editors: Pijush Samui, Dookie Kim, and Chandan Ghosh. Publisher: Elsevier. In press.
4. Giacomoni P.P, Coltorti M., Mollo S., Ferlito C., Braiato M., Scarlato P., 2018, The 2011-2012 paroxysmal eruptions at Mt. Etna volcano: Insights on the vertically zoned plumbing system, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 349, 370-391, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.11.023.
5. Tecchiato V., Gaeta M., Mollo S., Scarlato P., Bachmann O., Perinelli C., 2018, Petrological constraints on the high-Mg basalts from Capo Marargiu (Sardinia, Italy): Evidences of cryptic amphibole fractionation in polybaric environments, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 349, 31-46, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.09.007.
6. Lanzafame G., Iezzi G., Mancini L., Lezzi F., Mollo S., Ferlito C., 2017, Solidification and Turbulence (Non-laminar) during Magma Ascent: Insights from 2D and 3D Analyses of Bubbles and Minerals in an Etnean Dyke, Journal of Petrology, 58, 1511 1533, https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egx063.
7. Trippetta F., Carpenter B.M., Mollo S., Scuderi M.M., Scarlato P., Collettini C., 2017, Physical and Transport Property Variations Within Carbonate-Bearing Fault Zones: Insights From the Monte Maggio Fault (Central Italy), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18, 4027-4042. doi: 10.1002/2017GC007097.
8. Iezzi G., Elbrecht A.L., Davis M., Vetere F., Misiti V., Mollo S., Cavallo A., 2017, Glass stability (GS) of chemically complex (natural) sub-alkaline glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 477, 21 30, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.09.047.
9. Mollo S., Tuccimei P., Galli G., Iezzi G., Scarlato P., 2017, The imprint of thermally-induced devolatilization phenomena on radon signal: Implications for the geochemical survey and public health in volcanic areas, Geophysical Journal International, 211, 558-571, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx314.
10. Mollo S., Vetere F., Beherens H., Tecchiato V., Langone A., Scarlato P., Perugini D., 2017, The effect of degassing and volatile exsolution on the composition of a trachybasaltic melt decompressed at slow and fast rates. Periodico di Mineralogia, 86, 185-197, doi: 10.2451/2017PM691.
11. Mollo S., Blundy, J.D., Giacomoni P., Nazzari M., Scarlato P., Coltorti M., Langone A., Andronico D., 2017, Clinopyroxene-melt element partitioning during interaction between trachybasaltic magma and siliceous crust: Clues from quartzite enclaves at Mt. Etna volcano. Lithos, 284 285, 447 461, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.05.003.
12. Di Piazza A., Del Bello E., Mollo S., Vona A., Alvarado G.E, Masotta M., 2017, Like a cannonball: origin of dense spherical basaltic ejecta. Bulletin of Volcanology 79: 37. doi: 10.1007.
13. Scarlato P., Mollo S., Del Bello E., von Quadt A., Richard J.B., Gutierrez, E.; Martinez-Hackert, B., Papale P., 2017, The 2013 eruption of Chaparrastique volcano (El Salvador): Effects of magma storage, mixing, and decompression. Chemical Geology, 448, 110-122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.11.015.
14. Mollo S., Hammer J.E., 2017, Dynamic crystallization in magmas. In Mineral reaction kinetics: microstructures, textures, chemical and isotopic signatures. Edited by W. Heinrich and R. Abart. EMU Notes in Mineralogy, Vol. 16 (2016), Chapter 7, 1 46. Published by the European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Doi: 10.1180/EMU-notes.16.12.
15. Perinelli C., Mollo S., Gaeta M., De Cristofaro S. P., Palladino D. M., Armienti P., Scarlato P., Putirka K.D., 2016, An improved clinopyroxene-based hygrometer for Etnean magmas and implications for eruption triggering mechanisms, American Mineralogist, 101, 2774 2777, doi: 10.2138/am-2016-5916.
16. Forni F., Bachmann O., Mollo S., De Astis G., Gelman S. E., Ellis B.S., 2016, The origin of a zoned ignimbrite: Insights into the Campanian Ignimbrite magma chamber (Campi Flegrei, Italy), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 259 271, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.003.
17. Mollo S., Forni F., Bachmann O., Blundy J. D., De Astis G., Scarlato P., 2016, Trace element partitioning between clinopyroxene and trachy-phonolitic melts: A case study from the Campanian ignimbrite (Campi Flegrei, Italy), Lithos, 252 253, 160 172, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.02.024.
18. Deegan F.M., Troll V.R., Bédard J.H., Evenchick C.A., Dewing K., Grasby S., Geiger H., Freda C., Misiti V., Mollo S., 2016, The stiff upper LIP: Investigating the High Arctic Large Igneous Province, Geology Today, 32, 92-98, doi: 10.1111/gto.12138.
19. Masotta M., Mollo S., Gaeta M., Freda C., 2016, Melt extraction in mush zones: The case of crystal-rich enclaves at the Sabatini Volcanic District (central Italy), Lithos, 248 251, 288 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.01.030.
20. Carpenter B. M., Mollo S., Viti C., Collettini C., 2015, Influence of calcite decarbonation on the frictional behavior of carbonate-bearing gouge: Implications for the instability of volcanic flanks and fault slip, Tectonophysics, 658, 128-136, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.07.015.
21. Mollo S., Giacomoni P.P., Andronico D., Scarlato P., 2015, Clinopyroxene and titanomagnetite cation redistributions at Mt. Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy): Footprints of the final solidification history of lava fountains and lava flows, Chemical Geology, 406, 45-54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.04.017.
22. Tuccimei P., Mollo S., Soligo M., Scarlato P., Castelluccio M., 2015, Real-time setup to record radon emission during rock deformation: implications for geochemical surveillance, Geoscience Instruments Methods and Data Systems, 4, 111-119, doi:10.5194/gi-4-111-2015.
23. Vetere F., Iezzi G., Behrens H., Holtz F., Ventura G., Misiti V., Cavallo A., Mollo S., Marcel D., 2015, Glass forming ability and crystallization behaviour of sub-alkaline silicate melts, Earth Science Review, 150, 25-44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.07.001.
24. Vetere F., Mollo S., Giacomoni P.P., Iezzi G., Coltorti M., Ferlito C., Holtz F., Perugini D., Scarlato P.,2015, Experimental constraints on the origin of pahoehoe cicirara lavas at Mt. Etna Volcano (Sicily, Italy), Bulletin of Volcanology, 77:44, doi: 10.1007/s00445-015-0931-1.
25. Petracchini L., Antonellini M., Billi A., Scrocca D., Trippetta F., Mollo S., 2015, Pressure solution inhibition in a limestone-chert composite multilayer: implications for the seismic cycle and fluid flow, Tectonophysics, 646, 96-105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.02.005.
26. Mollo S., Masotta M., Forni F., Bachmann O., De Astis G., Moore G., Scarlato P., 2015, A K-feldspar-liquid hygrometer specific to alkaline differentiated magmas, Chemical Geology, 392, 1-8, 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.11.010.
27. Mollo S., Giacomoni P.P.,. Coltorti M., Ferlito C, Iezzi G., Scarlato P., 2015, Reconstruction of magmatic variables governing recent Etnean eruptions: constraints from mineral chemistry and P-T-fO2-H2O modelling, Lithos, 212-215, 311-320, 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.11.020.
28. Smeraglia L., Trippetta F., Carminati E., Mollo S., 2014, Tectonic control on the petrophysical properties of foredeep sandstone in the Central Apennines, Italy, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 119, 9077-9094, 10.1002/2014JB011221.
29. Collettini C., Carpenter B.M., Viti C., Cruciani F., Mollo S., Tesei T., Trippetta F., Valoroso L., Chiaraluce L., 2014, Fault structure and slip localization in carbonate-bearing normal faults: An example from the Northern Apennines of Italy, Journal of Structural Geology, 67, 154-166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2014.07.017.
30. Del Bello E., Mollo S., Scarlato P., von Quadt A., Forni F., Bachmann O., 2014, New petrological constraints on the last eruptive phase of the Sabatini Volcanic District (central Italy): Clues from mineralogy, geochemistry, and Sr Nd isotopes, Lithos, 205, 28-38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2014.06.015.
31. Iezzi, G., Mollo, S., Shaini, E., Cavallo, A., Scarlato, P., 2014, The cooling kinetics of plagioclase revealed by electron microprobe mapping, American Mineralogist, 99, 898-907, http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2014.4626.
32. Scarlato P., Mollo S., Blundy J., Iezzi G., Tiepolo M., 2014, The role of natural solidification paths on REE partitioning between clinopyroxene and melt, Bulletin of Volcanology, 76:810, 10.1007/s00445-014-0810-1.
33. Collettini C., Di Stefano G., Carpenter B., Scarlato P., Tesei T., Mollo S., Trippetta F., Marone C., Romeo G., Chiaraluce L., 2014, A novel and versatile apparatus for brittle rock deformation, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 66, 114-123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.12.005.
34. Mollo S., Vona A., 2014, The geochemical evolution of clinopyroxene in the Roman Province: A window on decarbonation from wall-rocks to magma, Lithos, 192-195, 1-7, 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.01.009.
35. Mollo S., Masotta M., 2014, Optimizing pre-eruptive temperature estimates in thermally and chemically zoned magma chambers, Chemical Geology, 368, 97-103, 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.01.007.
36. Gozzi F., Gaeta M., Freda C., Mollo S., Di Rocco T., Marra F., Dallai L., Pack A., 2014, Primary magmatic calcite reveals origin from crustal carbonate, Lithos, 190-191, 191-203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2013.12.008.
37. Iezzi G., Caso C., Ventura G., Vallefuoco M., Cavallo A., Behrens H., Mollo S., Paltrinieri D., Signanini P., Vetere F., 2014, First documented deep submarine explosive eruptions at the Marsili Seamount (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy): A case of historical volcanism in the Mediterranean Sea, Gondwana Research, 25, 764-775, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2013.11.001.
38. Mollo S., Blundy J., Scarlato P., Iezzi G., Langone A., 2013, The partitioning of trace elements between clinopyroxene and trachybasaltic melt during rapid cooling and crystal growth, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 1633-1654, doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0946-6.
39. Mollo S., Heap M.J., Dingwell D.B., Hess K. -U., Iezzi G., Masotta M., Scarlato P., Vinciguerra S., 2013, Decarbonation and thermal microcracking under magmatic P-T-fCO2 conditions: the role of skarn substrata in promoting volcanic instability, Geophysical Journal International, 195, 369-380, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt265.
40. Vetere F., Iezzi G., Behrens H., Cavallo A., Misiti V., Dietrich M., Knipping J, Ventura G., Mollo S., 2013, Intrinsic solidification behaviour of basaltic to rhyolitic melts: A cooling rate experimental study, Chemical Geology, 354, 233-242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.06.007.
41. Masotta M., Mollo S., Freda C., Gaeta M., Moore G., 2013, Clinopyroxene liquid thermometers and barometers specific to alkaline differentiated magmas, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 1545-15-61, doi: 10.1007/s00410-013-0927-9.
42. Mollo S., Putirka K., Misiti V., Soligo M., Scarlato P., 2013, A new test for equilibrium based on clinopyroxene-melt pairs: Clues on the solidification temperatures of Etnean alkaline melts at post-eruptive conditions, Chemical Geology, 352, 92-100, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.05.026.
43. Scarlato P., Tuccimei P., Mollo S., Soligo M., Castelluccio M., 2013, Contrasting radon background levels in volcanic settings: Clues from 220Rn activity concentrations measured during long-term deformation experiments, Bulletin of Volcanology, 75:751, doi: 10.1007/s00445-013-0751-0.
44. Collettini C., Viti C., Tesei, T., Mollo S., 2013, Thermal decomposition along natural carbonate faults during earthquakes, Geology, 41, 927-930, doi: 10.1130/G34421.1.
45. Mollo S., Scarlato P., Lanzafame G., Ferlito C., 2013, Deciphering lava flow post-eruption differentiation processes by means of geochemical and isotopic variations: A case study from Mt. Etna volcano, Lithos, 162-163, 115-127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.020.
46. Lanzafame G., Mollo S., Iezzi G., Ferlito C., Ventura G., 2013, Unraveling the solidification path of a pahoehoe "cicirara" lava from Mount Etna volcano, Bulletin of Volcanology, 75, 703-719, 10.1007/s00445-013-0703-8.
47. Heap M.J., Mollo S., Vinciguerra S., Lavallée Y., Hess K.-U., Dingwell, D.B., Baud P., Iezzi G., 2013, Thermal weakening of the carbonate basement under Mt. Etna volcano (Italy): Implications for volcano instability, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 250, 42-60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.10.004.
48. Mollo S., Putirka K., Iezzi G., Scarlato P., 2013, The control of cooling rate on titanomagnetite composition: Implications for a geospeedometry model applicable to alkaline rocks from Mt. Etna volcano, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165, 457 475, doi: 10.1007/s00410-012-0817-6.
49. Mollo S., Heap M.J., Iezzi G., Hess K.-U., Scarlato P. Dingwell D.B., 2012, Volcanic edifice weakening via decarbonation: a self-limiting process?, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L15307, doi:10.1029/2012GL052613.
50. Di Rocco T., Gaeta M., Freda C., Mollo S., Dallai L., 2012, Magma chambers emplaced in carbonate substrate: Petrogenesis of skarn and cumulate rocks and implication on CO2-degassing in volcanic areas, Journal of Petrology, 53, 2307-2332, doi: 10.1093/petrology/EGS051.
51. Mollo S., Misiti V., Scarlato P., Soligo M., 2012, The role of cooling rate in the origin of high temperature phases at the chilled margin of magmatic intrusions, Chemical Geology, 322-323, 28-46, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.05.029.
52. Collettini C., Chiaraluce L., Carpenter B., Di Stefano G., Tesei T., Mollo S., Scarlato P., Viti C., Marone C., Trippetta F., Barchi M., Valoroso L., Romeo G., 2012, The European Research Council Starting Grant GLASS: Infrastructure development and early results, Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana, 22, 62-64, ISSN: 20358008.
53. Mollo S., Iezzi G., Ventura G., Cavallo A., Scarlato P., 2012, Heterogeneous nucleation mechanisms and formation of metastable phase assemblages induced by different crystalline seeds in a rapidly cooled andesitic melt, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 358, 1624-1628, doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2012.04.010.
54. Mollo S., Scarlato P., Freda C., Gaeta M., 2011, Basalt-crust interaction processes: insights from experimental petrology, pp. 33-61, in West, J.P., eds., Basalt: Types, Petrology and Uses: New York, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 189. ISBN: 9781612096353.
55. Mollo S., Lanzafame G., Masotta M., Iezzi G., Ferlito C., Scarlato P., 2011, Cooling history of a dike as revealed by mineral chemistry: A case study from Mt. Etna volcano, Chemical Geology, 283, 261 273, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.06.016.
56. Mollo S., Vinciguerra S., Iezzi G., Iarocci A., Scarlato P., Heap M.J., Dingwell D.B., 2011, Volcanic edifice weakening via devolatilization reactions, Geophysical Journal International, 186, 1073 1077, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05097.x.
57. Mollo S., Tuccimei P., Heap M.J., Vinciguerra S., Soligo M., Castelluccio M., Scarlato P., Dingwell D.B., 2011, Increase in radon emission due to rock failure: An experimental study, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L14304, doi:10.1029/2011GL047962.
58. Mollo S., Putirka K., Iezzi G., Del Gaudio P., Scarlato P., 2011, Plagioclase-melt (dis)equilibrium due to cooling dynamics: implications for thermometry, barometry and hygrometry, Lithos, 125, 221-235, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2011.02.008.
59. Iezzi G., Mollo S., Torresi G., Ventura G., Cavallo A., Scarlato P., 2011, Experimental solidification of an andesitic melt by cooling, Chemical Geology, 283, 261-273. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.01.024.
60. Tuccimei P., Castelluccio M., Moretti S., Mollo S., Vinciguerra S., Scarlato P., 2011, Thermal enhancement of Radon emission from geological materials. Implications for laboratory experiments on rocks under increasing deformation, pp. 247-256, in Veress, B., and Szigethy J., eds., Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 4: New York, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 274, ISBN: 978-1-61122-763-5.
61. Mollo S., Del Gaudio P., Ventura G., Iezzi G., Scarlato P., 2010, Dependence of clinopyroxene composition on cooling rate in basaltic magmas: Implications for thermobarometry. Lithos, 118, 302-312, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2010.05.006.
62. Tuccimei P., Mollo S., Vinciguerra S., Castelluccio M., Soligo M., 2010, Radon and thoron emission from lithophysae-rich tuff under increasing deformation: An experimental study. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L05305, doi:10.10292009GL042134.
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Course Code Year Course - Attendance
FLUIDS, ROCKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 10589739 2021/2022 Exploration Geology
PETROGRAPHY 1016317 2021/2022 Natural Sciences
PETROGRAPHY 1016317 2020/2021 Natural Sciences
FLUIDS, ROCKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 10589739 2020/2021 Exploration Geology
Magmatology and experimental volcanology 1006211 2019/2020 Exploration Geology
Geology of volcanic terrains, field volcanology 1025192 2019/2020 Exploration Geology
VOLCANOLOGY 1035321 2019/2020 Engineering, Territory and Risk Geology
FLUIDS, ROCKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 10589739 2019/2020 Exploration Geology
VOLCANOLOGY 1035321 2019/2020 Exploration Geology
Geology of volcanic terrains, field volcanology 1025192 2019/2020 Engineering, Territory and Risk Geology
PETROGRAPHY 1016317 2018/2019 Natural Sciences
FLUIDS, ROCKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY 10589739 2018/2019 Exploration Geology
PETROGRAPHY 1016317 2017/2018 Natural Sciences
EXPERIMENTAL PETROLOGY APPLIED TO IGNEOUS PROCESSES 1051980 2017/2018 Exploration Geology
MINERALOGY AND PETROGRAPHY 1041616 2017/2018 Environmental Sciences
PETROGRAPHY 1016317 2016/2017 Natural Sciences
MINERALOGY AND PETROGRAPHY 1041616 2016/2017 Environmental Sciences
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Parameterization of clinopyroxene growth kinetics via crystal size distribution (CSD) analysis. Insights into the temporal scales of magma dynamics at Mt. Etna volcano LITHOS 2021
Carrier and dilution effects of CO2 on thoron emissions from a zeolitized tuff exposed to subvolcanic temperatures ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE 2021
The role of undercooling during clinopyroxene growth in trachybasaltic magmas. Insights on magma decompression and cooling at Mt. Etna volcano GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 2020
Polybaric/polythermal magma transport and trace element partitioning recorded in single crystals. A case study of a zoned clinopyroxene from Mt. Etna LITHOS 2020
Mush cannibalism and disruption recorded by clinopyroxene phenocrysts at Stromboli volcano. New insights from recent 2003–2017 activity LITHOS 2020
Evolution of textures, crystal size distributions and growth rates of plagioclase, clinopyroxene and spinel crystallized at variable cooling rates from a mid-ocean ridge basaltic melt EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 2020
Reconstruction of the intensive variables and magmatic architecture of Vulcano island (Aeolian Arc, Italy) 2020
Petrological and geochemical modeling of magmas erupted at Vulcano Island in the period 54–8 ka: quantitative constraints on the sub-volcanic architecture of the plumbing system LITHOS 2020
Exploring and modeling the magma–hydrothermal regime GEOSCIENCES 2020
The onset and solidification path of a basaltic melt by in situ differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and ex situ investigations FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE 2020
A review of the lattice strain and electrostatic effects on trace element partitioning between clinopyroxene and melt: applications to magmatic systems saturated with Tschermak-rich clinopyroxenes EARTH-SCIENCE REVIEWS 2020
Deep versus shallow sources of CO2 and Rn from a multi-parametric approach: the case of the Nisyros caldera (Aegean Arc, Greece) SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2020
Kinetic aspects of major and minor elements in olivine from variably cooled basaltic melts 2020
The effect of CaO on the partitioning behavior of REE, Y and Sc between olivine and melt. Implications for basalt-carbonate interaction processes LITHOS 2019
Unsteady magma discharge during the “El Retiro” subplinian eruption (Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica). Insights from textural and petrological analyses JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND GEOTHERMAL RESEARCH 2019
Sector-zoned clinopyroxene as a recorder of magma history, eruption triggers, and ascent rates GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA 2019
Modeling the crystallization and emplacement conditions of a basaltic trachyandesitic sill at Mt. Etna Volcano MINERALS 2019
Crystallization kinetics of clinopyroxene and titanomagnetite growing from a trachybasaltic melt. New insights from isothermal time-series experiments CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 2019
Deep magma storage revealed by multi-method elemental mapping of clinopyroxene megacrysts at Stromboli volcano FRONTIERS IN EARTH SCIENCE 2019
Major and trace element maps of zoned clinopyroxenes at Stromboli: New clues on complex magma dynamics during 2003-2017 eruptions 2019
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