As of September 2019




Zhang Y, Yin A (2002, eds.) Structure, Evolution and Dynamics of the Earth (in Chinese), vol. 1, Advances in Earth Sciences, published by the Higher Education Press, Beijing, pp. 336.


Zhang Y (2008) Geochemical Kinetics. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ, 656 pp.

       The Chinese translation of the book (translated by Ni H, Wang H, Liu Y, Chen Y, Hui H, Wang L)
       was published in 2010 by the Higher Education Press, Beijing
Zhang Y, Cherniak DJ (2010, eds)
Diffusion in Minerals and Melts. RiMG Volume 72, 1038 pp.



1. Walker D, Agee C, Zhang Y. (1988) Fusion curve slope and crystal/liquid buoyancy. J. Geophys. Res., 93, B1, 313-323.

2. Zhang Y, Walker D, Lesher CE (1989) Diffusive crystal dissolution. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 102, 492-513.

3. Zhang Y, Zindler A (1989) Noble gas constraints on the evolution of Earth's atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 94, 13719-13737.

4. Zhang Y, Stolper EM, Wasserburg GJ (1991) Diffusion of water in rhyolitic glasses. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 55, 441-456.

5. Zhang Y, Stolper EM, Wasserburg GJ (1991) Diffusion of a multi-species component and its role in the diffusion of water and oxygen in silicates. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 103, 228-240.

6. Zhang Y, Stolper EM (1991) Water diffusion in basaltic melts. Nature, 351, 306-309.

7. Jambon A, Zhang Y, Stolper EM (1992) Experimental dehydration of natural obsidian and estimation of DH2O at low water contents. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 56, 2931-2935.

8. Zhang Y (1993) A modified effective binary diffusion model. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 11901-11920.


9. Zhang Y, Zindler A (1993) Distribution and evolution of carbon and nitrogen in Earth. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 117, 331-345.

10. Zhang Y (1994) Reaction kinetics, geospeedometry, and relaxation theory. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 122, 373-392.

11. Van der Laan S, Zhang Y, Kennedy A, Wyllie PJ (1994) Comparison of element and isotope diffusion of K and Ca in multicomponent silicate melts. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 123, 155-166.


12. Mader HM, Zhang Y, Phillips JC, Sparks RSJ, Sturtevant B, Stolper EM (1994) Experimental simulations of explosive degassing of magma. Nature, 372, 85-88.


13. Zhang Y, Stolper EM, Ihinger PD (1995) Kinetics of the reaction H2O + O = 2OH in rhyolitic and albitic glasses: preliminary results. Am. Mineral., 80, 593-612.

14. Zhang Y, Xu Z (1995) Atomic radii of noble gas elements in condensed phases. Am. Mineral., 80, 670-675.

15. Zhang Y (1996) Dynamics of CO2-driven lake eruptions. Nature, 379, 57-59.

16. Wang L, Zhang Y, Essene EJ (1996) Diffusion of the hydrous component in pyropic garnet. Am. Mineral., 81, 706-718.

17. Zhang Y, Sturtevant B, Stolper EM (1997) Dynamics of gas-driven eruptions: Experimental simulations using CO2-H2O-polymer system. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3077-3096.

18. Zhang Y, Jenkins J, Xu Z (1997) Kinetics of the reaction H2O + O = 2OH in rhyolitic glasses upon cooling: geospeedometry and comparison with glass transition. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 61, 2167-2173.

19. Zhang Y, Belcher R, Ihinger PD, Wang L, Xu Z, Newman S (1997) New calibration of infrared measurement of water in rhyolitic glasses. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 61, 3089-3100.

20. Zhang Y (1998) Experimental simulations of gas-driven eruptions: kinetics of bubble growth and effect of geometry. Bull. Volcanol. 59, 281-290.

21. Zhang Y (1998) Mechanical and phase equilibria in inclusion-host systems. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 157, 209-222.

22. Zhang Y (1998) The young age of the earth. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 62, 3185-3189.

23. Zhao D, Essene EJ, Zhang Y (1999) An oxygen barometer for rutile-ilmenite assemblages: oxidation state of metasomatic agents in the mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 166, 127-137.

24. Zhang Y (1999) Exsolution enthalpy of water from silicate liquids. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 88, 201-207.

25. Wang L, Essene EJ, Zhang Y (1999) Mineral inclusions in pyrope crystals from Garnet Ridge, Arizona, USA: implications for processes in the upper mantle. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 135, 164-178.

26. Zhang Y (1999) H2O in rhyolitic glasses and melts: Measurement, speciation, solubility, and diffusion. Rev. Geophys., 37, 493-516.

27. Ihinger PD, Zhang Y, Stolper EM (1999) The speciation of dissolved water in rhyolitic melt. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 63, 3567-3578.

28. Zhang Y (1999) A criterion for the fragmentation of bubbly magma based on brittle failure theory. Nature, 402, 648-650.

29. Withers AC, Zhang Y, Behrens H (1999) Reconciliation of experimental results on H2O speciation in rhyolitic glass using in situ and quenching techniques. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 173, 343-349.

30. Wang L, Essene EJ, Zhang Y (2000) Direct observation for immiscibility in pyrope-almandine-grossular garnet. Am. Mineral., 85, 41-46.

31. Wang L, Rouse RC, Essene EJ, Peacor DR, Zhang Y (2000) Carmichaelite, a new hydroxyl-bearing titanate from the upper mantle. Am. Mineral., 85, 792-800.

32. Zhang Y (2000) Energetics of gas-driven limnic and volcanic eruptions. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 97, 215-231.

33. Zhou W, Van der Voo, R, Peacor DR, Zhang Y (2000) Variable Ti-content and grain size of titanomagnetite as a function of cooling rate in very young MORB. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 179, 9-20.

34. Zhang Y, Behrens H (2000) H2O diffusion in rhyolitic melts and glasses. Chem. Geol. (Wasserburg vol.), 169, 243-262.

35. Liu Y, Zhang Y (2000) Bubble growth in rhyolitic melt. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 181, 251-264.

36. Zhang Y, Xu Z, Behrens H (2000) Hydrous species geospeedometer in rhyolite: improved calibration and applications. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 64, 3347-3355.

37. Behrens H, Zhang Y (2001) Ar diffusion in hydrous rhyolitic and albitic glasses/melts. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 192, 363-376.

38. Zhou W, Van der Voo R, Peacor DR, Wang D, Zhang Y (2001) Low-temperature oxidation of titanomagnetite to titanomaghemite in MORB: a gradual process with implications for marine magnetic anomaly amplitudes. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 6409-6421.

39. Zhang Y (2002) Isotope geochronology and the age of the earth. Advances of Earth Sciences vol. 1, Structure, Evolution and Dynamics of the Earth (in Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 117-175.

40. Xu Z, Zhang Y (2002) Quench rates in air, water, and liquid nitrogen, and inference of temperature in volcanic eruption columns. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 200, 315-330.

41. Zhang Y (2002) The age and accretion of the earth. Earth-Science Rev, 59, 235-263.

42. Wallace P, Dufek J, Anderson AT, Zhang Y (2003) Cooling rates of Plinian-fall and pyroclastic-flow deposites in the Bishop Tuff: inferences from water speciation in quartz-hosted glass inclusions. Bull. Volcanol., 65, 105-123.

43. Zhang Y (2003) Methane escape from gas hydrate systems in marine environment, and methane-driven oceanic eruptions. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(7), 51-1 to 51-4. Citation # 1398, doi 10.1029/2002GL016658.


44. Withers AC, Essene EJ, Zhang Y (2003) Rutile/TiO2II phase equilibria revisited

. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 145, 199-204.

45. Zhang Y and Xu Z (2003) Kinetics of convective crystal dissolution and melting, with applications to methane hydrate dissolution and dissociation in seawater. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 213, 133-148.
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46. Zhang Y, Xu Z, Liu Y (2003) Viscosity of hydrous rhyolitic melts inferred from kinetic experiments, and a new viscosity model. Am. Mineral., 88, 1741-1752.

47. Liu Y, Behrens H, and Zhang Y (2004) The speciation of dissolved H2O in dacitic melt. Am. Mineral., 89, 277-284.

48. Liu Y, Zhang Y, Behrens H (2004) H2O diffusion in dacitic melts.  Chem. Geol., 209, 327-340.

49. Zhang Y (2004) Dynamics of explosive volcanic and lake eruptions. Advances of Earth Sciences vol. 2, Environment, Natural Hazards and Global Tectonics of the Earth (in Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 39-95.

50. Behrens H, Zhang Y, Xu Z (2004) H2O diffusion in dacitic and andesitic melts. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68, 5139-5150.


51. Liu Y, Zhang Y, Behrens H (2005) Solubility of H2O in rhyolitic melts at low pressures J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res., 143, 219-235. 


52. Zhang Y (2005) Global tectonic and climatic control of mean elevation of continents, and Phanerozoic sea level changeEarth Planet Sci. Lett., 237, 524-531.


53. Zhang Y (2005) Fate of rising CO2 droplets in seawaterEnvir. Sci. Tech., 39, 7719-7724.
Response to comments. Envir. Sci. Tech., 40, 3655-3656.


54. Wang L, Moon N, Zhang Y, Dunham WR, Essene EJ (2005) Fe-Mg order-disorder in magnesian orthopyroxenesGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, 5777-5788.

55. Zhang Y, Kling G (2006) Dynamics of lake eruptions and possible ocean eruptionsAnnu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 34, 293-324.


56. Hui H, Zhang Y (2007) Toward a general viscosity equation for natural anhydrous and hydrous silicate meltsGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 403-416.


57. Behrens H, Zhang Y, Leschik M, Wiedenbeck M, Heide G, Frischat GH (2007) Molecular H2O as carrier for oxygen isotope diffusion in hydrous silicate meltsEarth Planet Sci. Lett., 254, 69-76.


58. Chen Y, Zhang Y, Graham D, Su S, Deng J (2007) Geochemistry of Cenozoic basalts and mantle xenoliths in Northeast ChinaLithos, 96, 108-126.


59. Zhang Y, Xu Z (2007) A long-duration experiment on hydrous species geospeedometer and hydrous melt viscosityGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 5226-5232.


60. Zhang Y, Xu Z, Zhu M, and Wang H (2007) Silicate melt properties and volcanic eruptionsRev. Geophys., RG4004, doi:10.1029/2006RG000216.


61. Zhang Y, Xu Z (2008) "Fizzics" of beer and champagne bubble growthElements, 4, 47-49, doi: 10.2113/GSELEMENTS.4.1.47.


62. Ni H, Zhang Y (2008) H2O diffusion models in rhyolite with new high pressure dataChem. Geol., 250, 68-78, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.02.011.


63. Hui H, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Behrens H (2008) Pressure dependence of the speciation of dissolved water in rhyolitic meltsGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 72, 3229-3240.


64. Zhang Y (2008) Carbon sequestration in oceans. Advances of Earth Sciences vol. 4, Environmental Geosciences (in Chinese), Higher Education Press, Beijing, 25-47.


65. Chen Y, Zhang Y (2008) Olivine dissolution in basaltic meltGeochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 72, 4756-4777, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.07.014.


66. Behrens H, Zhang Y (2009) H2O diffusion in peralkaline to peraluminous rhyolitic melts.  Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 157, 765-780.

67. Ni H, Liu Y, Wang L, Zhang Y (2009a) Water speciation and diffusion in haploandesite at 743-873 K and 100 MPa.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 3630-3641.

68. Ni H, Behrens H, Zhang Y (2009b) Water diffusion in dacitic melt.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 3642-3655.

69. Hui H, Zhang Y, Xu Z, Gaudio PD, Behrens H (2009) Pressure dependence of viscosity of rhyolitic melts.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 3680-3693.


70. Shang L, Chou I-M, Lu W, Burruss RC, Zhang Y (2009) Determination of diffusion coefficients of hydrogen in fused silica between 296 and 523 K by Raman spectroscopy and application of fused silica capillaries in studying redox reactions.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 5435-5443.

71. Wang H, Xu Z, Behrens H, Zhang Y* (2009) Water diffusion in Mount Changbai peralkaline rhyolitic melt. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 158, 471-484.

72. Chen Y, Zhang Y (2009) Clinopyroxene dissolution in basaltic melt.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 5730-5747.

73. Guan P, Wang H, Zhang Y* (2009) Mechanism of instantaneous coal outbursts.  Geology, 37, 915-918.

74. Zhang Y, Cherniak DJ (2010) Diffusion in minerals and melts: introduction.  Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 72, 1-4.

75. Zhang Y (2010) Diffusion in minerals and melts: theoretical background.  Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 72, 5-59.


76. Cherniak, DJ, Hervig R, Koepke J., Zhang Y, Zhao D (2010) Analytical methods in diffusion studies.  Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 72, 107-170.

77. Zhang Y, Ni H (2010) Diffusion of H, C and O components in silicate melts.  Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 72, 175-225.

78. Zhang Y, Ni H, Chen Y (2010) Diffusion data in silicate melts.  Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 72, 311-408.


79. Wang KL, Zhang Y, Naab FU (2011) Calibration for IR measurement of OH in apatite. Am. Mineral., 96, 1392-1397.


80. Liu Y, Guan Y, Zhang Y, Rossman GR, Eiler J, Taylor LA (2012) Direct measurement of hydroxyl in the lunar regolith and the origin of lunar surface water.  Nature Geosci., 5, 779-782.


81. Zhang Y, Liu L (2012) On diffusion in heterogeneous media.  Am. J. Sci., 312, 1028-1047.


82. Ni H, Xu Z, Zhang Y (2013) Hydroxyl and molecular H2O diffusivity in a haploandesitic melt.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 103, 36-48.


83. Hui H, Peslier AH, Zhang Y, Neal CR (2013) Water in lunar anorthosites and evidence for a wet early moon.  Nature Geosci., 6, 177-180.


84. Fanara S, Behrens H, Zhang Y (2013) Water diffusion in potassium-rich phonolitic and trachytic melts.  Chem. Geol., 346, 149-161.


85. Zhang Y (2013) Kinetics and dynamics of mass-transfer-controlled mineral and bubble dissolution or growth.  Euro. J. Mineral., 25, 255-266.


86. Zhang Y (2014) Degassing history of Earth.  Holland HD, Turekian KK (eds) Treatise on Geochemistry (2nd ed) 6, 37-69. Elsevier, Oxford.


87. Zhang Y (2014) Quantification of the elemental incompatibility sequence, and composition of the "superchondritic" mantle.  Chem. Geol., 369, 12-21.


88. Newcombe ME, Fabbrizio A, Zhang Y, Ma C, Le Voyer, M, Guan Y, Eiler J, Saal A, Stolper EM (2014) Chemical zonation in olivine-hosted melt inclusions. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 168, 1030.


89. Zhang Y (2015) Toward a quantitative model for the formation of gravitational magmatic sulfide deposits. Chem. Geol., 391, 56-73.


 90. Zhao D, Zhang Y, Essene EJ (2015) Electron probe microanalysis and microscopy: principles and applications in characterization of mineral inclusions in chromite from diamond deposit.  Ore Geol. Rev., 65, 733-748. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.09.020.


91. Chen Y, Zhang Y*, Liu, Y, Guan Y, Eiler J, Stolper EM (2015) Water, fluorine and sulfur concentrations in the lunar mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 427, 37-46.


92. Tanis EA, Simon A, Zhang Y, Chow P, Xiao Y, Hanchar JM, Tschauner O, Shen G (2016) Rutile solubility in NaF-NaCl-KCl-bearing aqueous fluids at 0.5-2.79 GPa and 250-650C. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 177, 170-181.


93. Yu Y, Zhang Y*, Chen Y, Xu Z (2016) Kinetics of anorthite dissolution in basaltic melt. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 179, 257-274.


94. Zhang Y, Xu Z (2016) Zircon saturation and Zr diffusion in rhyolitic melts, and zircon growth geospeedometer. Am. Mineral., 101, 1252-1267.


95. Ni P, Zhang Y (2016) Cu diffusion in a basaltic melt.  Am. Mineral., 101, 1474-1482.


96. Yang Y, Zhang Y, Simon A, Ni P (2016) Cassiterite dissolution and Sn diffusion in silicate melts of variable water content. Chem. Geol., 441, 162-176.


97. Guo C, Zhang Y (2016) Multicomponent diffusion in silicate melts: SiO2-TiO2-Al2O3-MgO-CaO-Na2O-K2O system. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 195, 126-141.


98. Clark K, Zhang Y*, Naab FU (2016) Quantification of CO2 concentration in apatite. Am. Mineral., 101, 2443-2451.


99. Ni P, Zhang Y, Simon A, Gagnon J (2017) Cu and Fe diffusion in rhyolitic melts during chalcocite "dissolution": implications for porphyry ore deposits and tektites. Am. Mineral., 102, 1287-1301.


100. Hui H, Guan Y, Chen Y, Peslier AH, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Flemming RL, Rossman GR, Eiler JM, Neal CR, Osinski GR (2017) A heterogeneous lunar interior for hydrogen isotopes as revealed by the lunar highlands samples.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 473, 14-23.


101. Ni P, Zhang Y, Guan Y (2017) Volatile loss during homogenization of lunar melt inclusions. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 478, 214-224.


102. Guo C, Zhang Y (2018) Multicomponent diffusion in basaltic melts at 1350C. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 228, 190-204.


103. Liu Y, Chen Y, Guan Y, Eiler, JM, Ma C, Rossman GR, Zhang Y (2018) Impact-melt hydrometer for Mars: the case of shergotite Elephant Moraine (EETA) 79001. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 490, 206-215.


104. Macris CA, Asimow PD, Badro J, Eiler JM, Zhang Y, Stolper EM (2018) Seconds after impact: insights into the thermal history of impact ejecta from diffusion between lechateliertite and host glass in tektites and experiments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 241, 69-94.


105. Hui H, Hess K-U, Zhang Y, Nichols ARL, Peslier AH, Lange RA, Dingwell DB, Neal CR (2018) Cooling rates of lunar orange glass beads. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 503, 88-94.


106. Ni P, Zhang Y, Sha Chen, Gagnon J (2019) A melt inclusion study on volatile abundances in the lunar mantle. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 249, 17-41.


107. Yu Y, Zhang Y*, Yang Y (2019) Kinetics of quartz dissolution in natural silicate melts and dependence of SiO2 diffusivity on melt composition. ACS Earth Space Chem., 3, 599-616.






Zhang Y. (1994) Acceptance Speech for the 1993 Clarke Award. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 58, 1989-1990.


Mader H.M., Zhang Y., Phillips, J.C., Sparks R.S.J., Sturtevant B. and Stolper E. (1994) Experimental simulations of explosive degassing of magma. Proceedings of the International Seminar on the Physics of Vapor Explosions, 217-223, Tomakomai, Japan.

Zhao D., Essene, E.J., Zhang Y., Hall C.M., and Wang L. (1997) Newly discovered kimberlites and mantle xenoliths from Somerset Island and Brodeur Penninsula, Canada: Pressure, Temperature, oxygen fugacity, volatile content, and age. Report to the NWT Geology Division of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. 51 pp.


Zhang Y (1997) Mantle degassing and origin of the atmosphere. Proceedings of the 30th Geological Congress, 1, 61-78.


Zhang Y. (1998) H2O in rhyolitic glasses and melts: measurement, speciation, solubility, and diffusion. Collected Works of International Symposium on Geological Sciences at Peking University, 944-975.


Zhang Y. (1999) Chemical kinetics. Encyclopedia of Geochemistry edited by C.P. Marshall and R.W. Fairbridge. Kluwer, 77-80.


Zhang Y. (1999) Crystal growth. Encyclopedia of Geochemistry edited by C.P. Marshall and R.W. Fairbridge. Kluwer, 120-123.


Zhang Y. (2000) Book review: Kinetic Theory in the Earth Sciences by Lasaga. GSA Today, 2000(April), p. 12.


Zhang Y., Mader H.M., Brodsky E., Kanamori H., Kieffer S.W., Phillips J.C., Sherpherd J.E., Sparks R.S.J. (2002) Brad Sturtevant Obituary. Bull. Volcanol., 63, 569-571.