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Peer-reviewed articles (journal papers)

Mikhail, S., Barry, P.H., Sverjensky, D.A. 2017. The relationship between mantle pH and the deep nitrogen cycle. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta, 209, 149–160 (Mikhail et al., 2017)

Heap, M.J., Byrne, P.K., Mikhail, S.  2017. Low surface gravitational acceleration of Mars results in a thick and weak lithosphere: Implications for topography, volcanism, and hydrology. Icarus, 281, 103-114 (heap-et-al-2017)

Mikhail, S., Heap, M.J. 2017. Hot climate inhibits volcanism on Venus: constraints from rock deformation experiments and argon isotope geochemistry. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 268, 18–34 (Mikhail and Heap 2017).

Zerkle, A.L., Mikhail, S. 2017. The Geobiological Nitrogen Cycle: From Microbes to the Mantle. Geobiology, 1–10, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12228 (zerkle-and-mikhail-2017)

Smith, C.B., Walter, M.J, Bulanova, G.P., Mikhail, S., Burnham, A.D., Gobbo, L., Kohn, S.C. 2016. Diamonds from Dachine, French Guiana: a unique record of Early Proterozoic subduction. Lithos, 265, 82–95 (smith-et-al-2016)

Mikhail, S., Howell, D. 2016. A petrological assessment of diamond as a recorder of the mantle nitrogen cycle. American Mineralogist101,  780–787, (Mikhail and Howell, 2016)

Howell, D., Stern, R.A., Griffin, W.L., Southworth, R., Mikhail. S., Satchel, T. 2015. Nitrogen isotope systematics and origins of mixed-habit diamonds. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta, 157, 1-12 (Howell et al., 2015)

McCubbin, F.M., Vander Kaaden, K.E., Tartèse, R., Whitson, E.S., Anand, M., Franchi, I.A., Mikhail, S., Ustunisik, G., Hauri, E.H., Wang, J., Boyce, J.W. 2015. Experimental investigation of F, Cl, and OH partitioning between apatite and Fe-rich basaltic melt at 1.5 GPa and 950-1000 °C. American Mineralogist, 100, 1790–1802 (McCubbin et al., 2015)

Mikhail, S., Sverjensky, D.A. 2014. Nitrogen speciation in upper mantle fluids and the origin of Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere. Nature Geoscience, 7, 816–819 (Manuscript file: Mikhail & Sverjenksy Nat.Geo,; Supplementary material: Mikhail & Sverjenksy Nat.Geo, Sup Mat)

Mikhail, S., Howell, D., Hutchison, M., Verchovsky, A.B., Warburton, P., Southworth, R., Thompson, A.R., Jones, A.P., Mileage, H.J. 2014. Constraining the internal variability of carbon and nitrogen isotopes in diamonds. Chemical Geology, 366, 14-23 (Mikhail et al. 2014 Chem.Geol,)

Mikhail, S., Guillermier, C., Franchi, I.A., Beard, A.D., Verchovsky, A.B., Wood, I., Jones, A.P., Mileage, H.J. 2014. Empirical evidence for the fractionation of carbon isotopes between diamond and iron carbide from the Earth’s mantle. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005138 (Mikhail et al. 2014 g-cubed)

Bulanova, G., Wiggers de Vries, D., Pearson, D.G., Beard, A., Mikhail, S., Smelov, A.R., Davies, G.R.  2014. Carbon recycling and polygenetic origin of eclogitic diamonds recorded by a single crystal from the Mir pipe (Yakutia). Chemical Geology,  381, 40-55 (Bulanova et al., 2014 Chem.Geol)

Mikhail, S., McCubbin, F.M., Howell, D. 2014. Evidence for multiple diamondite-forming events in the mantle. American Mineralogist, 99, 1537 1543 (Mikhail et al. 2014 Am.Min) – Highlighted as a notable paper for the August-September 2014 issue

Mikhail, S., Kurat, G., Dubosi, G., Verchovsky, A.B., Jones, A.P., Mileage, H.J. 2013. Peridotitic and websteritic diamondites provide new information regarding mantle melting and metasomatism induced through the subduction of crustal volatiles. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta, 107, 1-11 (Mikhail et al. 2013 GCA)


PhD thesis (University College London, 2011): Stable Isotope fractionation during diamond growth and the Earths deep carbon cycle (thesis-mikhail-2011)

MSc Thesis (Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, 2007): Geochemistry and petrogenesis of Tertiary lavas east of Vatnajökull, SE Iceland. Evidence for a plum pudding upper mantle? (msc-thesis-s-mikhail-2007)

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