Researcher Information

KAWASAKI Noriyuki

Assistant Professor

Origin and evolution of the Solar System

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Earth and Planetary System Science

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Theme

I study environments and processes of the early Solar System by in situ analyses of meteorites.

FieldCosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Planetary Sciences, Chronology
KeywordMeteorite, Solar System, Isotope, Chronology, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Electron Microscopy

Introduction of Research

Meteorites are known to be mainly originated from asteroids. Especially, chondrite meteorites derived from undifferentiated bodies directly preserve solar protoplanetary dusts and record early events of our Solar System. I investigate in-situ measurements of isotopic compositions of chondritic components to reconstruct conditions and processes in the early Solar System.

Representative Achievements

Kawasaki N., Wada S., Park C., Sakamoto N. and Yurimoto H.
(2020) “Variations in initial 26Al/27Al ratios among fine-grained Ca-Al-rich inclusions from reduced CV chondrites” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 279, 1–15.
Wada S., Kawasaki N., Park C. and Yurimoto H.
(2020) “Melilite condensed from an 16O-poor gaseous reservoir: Evidence from a fine-grained Ca-Al-rich inclusion of Northwest Africa 8613” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 288, 161–175.
Zhang A.-C., Kawasaki N., Bao H., Liu J., Qin L., Kuroda M., Gao J.-F., Chen L.-H., He Y., Sakamoto N. and Yurimoto H.
(2020) “Evidence of metasomatism in the interior of Vesta” Nature Communications, 11 (1), 1–7.
Kawasaki N., Park C., Sakamoto N., Park S. Y., Kim H. N., Kuroda M. and Yurimoto H.
(2019) “Variations in initial 26Al/27Al ratios among fluffy Type A Ca-Al-rich inclusions from reduced CV chondrites” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 511, 25–35.
Kawasaki N., Simon S. B., Grossman L., Sakamoto N. and Yurimoto H.
(2018) “Crystal growth and disequilibrium distribution of oxygen isotopes in an igneous Ca-Al-rich inclusion from the Allende carbonaceous chondrite” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 221, 318–341.
Academic degreePh.D.
Self Introduction

I am from Yamaguchi.

Academic background2006-2010: B.S. Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
2010-2012: M.S. Department of Natural History Science, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
2012-2015: PhD. Department of Natural History Science, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
2015-2016: JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Hokkaido University)
2016-2018: Project Researcher, ISAS, JAXA
2018-: Present position
Affiliated academic societyGeochemical Society of Japan, Meteoritical Society, Japan Geoscience Union