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Telephone+31 20 59 89420
Emaila.j.j.braccogartner@vu.nl
BuildingDe Boelelaan 1085 (W&N)
RoomH-350

Research

My research interests focus on the generation of magma beneath volcanoes. I am interested in what causes magmas to form, especially in continental collision zones, and what their erupted products can tell us about Earth's mantle. In particular, I like to better constrain the chemical heterogeneity of magma sources, and to what extent Earth's crust is being recycled in subduction zones. 

To do this, I study the geochemistry of tiny droplets of magma trapped inside growing crystals. These melt inclusions are shielded from outside processes during magma ascent, so they provide unique snapshots of magma compositions at deep levels. Such inclusions in olivine—one of the earliest-forming magmatic crystals—store crucial information about the deep origin of magmas that is often invisible in bulk lavas. 

These olivine-hosted melt inclusions are the principal subject of my PhD. Using new analytical techniques developed at the VU, I study the radiogenic isotope, major and trace element compositions of individual inclusions. This approach is applied to a large collection of volcanic rocks from the Italian peninsula, an intercontinental collision zone characterised by large variations in subducted material in space and time. Ultimately, I hope to help advance our understanding of the nature and origin of subduction-related volcanism and crustal recycling. 

This research is carried out as part of the ERC-funded “ReVolusions” project alongside dr. Janne Koornneef, dr. Igor Nikogosian and Natascia Luciani, which aims to quantify Recycling fluxes of Earth's surface materials and Volatiles in subduction zones by use of melt inclusions

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Education/Academic qualification

Earth Structure and Dynamics, Master, Utrecht University

20152018

Earth Sciences, Bachelor, Utrecht University

20122015

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Research Output 2018 2019

Open Access
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melt inclusion
Trace Elements
Isotopes
magmatism
olivine
Open Access
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Volcanoes
petrogenesis
volcano
melt inclusion
melt
Open Access
File
melt inclusion
Trace Elements
Isotopes
olivine
trace element
Open Access
File
melt inclusion
Isotopes
subduction
isotope
mantle

Mantle sources of recent Anatolian intraplate magmatism: A regional plume or local tectonic origin?

Nikogosian, I. K., Bracco Gartner, A. J. J., van Bergen, M. J., Mason, P. R. D. & Van Hinsbergen, D. J. J., Dec 2018, In : Tectonics. 37, 12, p. 4535-4566

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Tectonics
mantle source
magmatism
plume
melt