Jim Palandri
Research Associate
Department of Earth Sciences
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1272
Jim might be found in:
Ilya Bindeman's stable isotope lab
Somewhere in one of the second floor labs
TSA's various shops, hanging with mi paesani

Handy links to mostly local items, and some off-site items(*) commonly with broken links

Items related to local applications CHIM-XPT, SOLVEQ-XPT, and GEOCAL


Supcrt-related items for computing log K's in SOLTHERM


Experimental petrology


Isotope ratio mass spectrometry



Fluid inclusions


Just for fun


The data




Bringing us to 55 of 82 stable elements in the Soltherm basis set. The other items being metastable acetate, oxalate, succinate, malonate, CH4, H2, N2, and NH3, radioactive UO2+ and Pm+3, and alternate redox component O2 - redox state is defined by either paired sulfate-sulfide or H2O-O2. Since water must be present and sulfate is so common, basis components sulfide and O2 are hard coded to be mutually exclusive. Pick one.
Bismuth-209 undergoes α-decay to 205Tl with a half-life of 2.01x1019 years, or, ~1.46x1009 times the 1.38*1010 or so year age of our observable Universe. To not be a pedant but only in this one case, bismuth is deemed stable. So 82 rather than 81.