• Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Podladchikov, Y.Y., Tian, M,  Ultrafast eclogite formation via melting-induced overpressure. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. In press.
  • Zhang L.J.Chu, X., Zhang L.F., Du, J.X., 2017. Combined modeling of major and trace element zonation of garnet and clinopyroxene in aegirine eclogite from southwestern Tianshan UHP metamorphic belt, China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 145 B, 408-423. doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.05.002 (co-first authors) [PDF].
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Axler, J.A., and Tian, M., 2016. Taconic retrograded eclogite in Northwest Connecticut and its tectonic implications. Lithos, 240-243, 276–294.Invited Research Article. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.10.011 [PDF].
  • Chu, X., and Ague, J.J., 2015. Analysis of experimental data on divalent cation diffusion kinetics in aluminoslicate garnets with application to timescales of peak Barrovian metamorphism, Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170, 1-27. doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1175-y [PDF].
  • Chu, X., and Ague, J.J., 2013. Phase equilibria for graphitic metapelite including solution of CO2 in melt and cordierite: implications for dehydration, partial melting, and graphite precipitation. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31, 843-862. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12047 [PDF].
  • Ague, J.J., Eckert, J.O., Jr., Chu, X., Baxter, E.F., and Chamberlain, C.P., 2013. Discovery of ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Acadian orogen, Connecticut, USA. Geology, 41, 271-274. doi: 10.1130/G33752.1 [PDF].
  • Chu, X., and Korenaga, J., 2012. Olivine rheology, shear stress, and grain growth in the lithospheric mantle: Geological constraints from the Kaapvaal Craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 333-334, 52-62. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.04.019 [PDF].
  • Du, J., Zhang, L., Lu, Z., and Chu, X., 2011. Lawsonite-bearing chloritoid-glaucophane schist from SW Tianshan, China: Phase equilibria and P-T path. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 42, 684–693. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.04.003 [PDF].
Publications In Preparation
  • Tian M., Ague, J.J., Chu, X., Baxter, E.F., Sullivan, N., Chamberlain, C.P., and Douglas Rumble III, Metamorphic thermal pulses caused by compaction-driven fluid flow. In revision for G-cubed.
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Tian, M, et al., Testing for rapid pulses of crustal-scale heat transfer by modeling the garnet growth-diffusion profiles in metamorphic "Hot Spots", New Hampshire, USA. In revision for Journal of Petrology.
  • Vitale Brovarone A., Chu, X., Martin, L., Ague, J. J., Monié, P., Groppo, C., Martinez, I., Chaduteau, C., Decarbonation of fossil seafloor hydrothermal systems at the blueschist-eclogite transition. Under review at Lithos.
Conference Presentations
  • Chu, X., and Ague J.J., Partial melting of graphitic metasediments, implications for CO2 transport by granitic magmas. Second DCO Summer School, Yellowstone National Park.
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Axler, J.A., and Tian, M., 2016. Taconic eclogite from northwest Connecticut: Implications for the timing of subduction polarity reversal. NEGSA Annual Meeting, Albany, NY.
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., 2015. A new statistical analysis of rare earth element diffusion data in garnet. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., Tian, M., Rumble III, D., Chamberlain, C.P., 2015. Testing for rapid pulses of crustal-scale heat transfer by modeling garnet growth-diffusion-resorption profiles in metamorphic “Hot Spots”, New Hampshire, USA. GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Chu, X., Ague, J.J., and Tian, M., 2015. Ultra-fast high-pressure metamorphism: A potential petrologic test for deviations from lithostatic pressure. GSA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Chu, X., and Ague, J.J., 2014. A new method for statistical analysis of divalent cation diffusion data in garnet. 2014 Goldschmidt Conference. Sacramento, CA.
  • Chu, X., and Ague, J.J., 2013. Retrograded eclogite in the Taconian Orogen, Northwest Connecticut. 10th International Eclogite Conference, Courmayeur, Italy. [Poster]
  • Chu, X., and Ague J.J., 2012. Calculated phase equlibria for graphitic metapelite: a theoretical appraisal of internal buffering and graphite precipitation. GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
  • Chu, X., and Zhang, L.. 2010. Construction of a PT path based on metasomatic mineral assemblages from the Western Tianshan HP-UHP metamorphic belt. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. [Poster]
  • Chu, X., and Zhang, L., 2009. Petrology of aegirine-augite eclogites from Western Tianshan Orogen, China. 8th International Eclogite Conference, Xining, China.

 Invited Talks
  • 2017 
    • Peking University “Testing for rapid pulses of crustal-scale heat transfer by modeling garnet growth-diffusion resorption profiles”. 
    • University of Science and Technology of China “Metamorphism and long-term carbon cycle” 
    • University of Toronto “Fast and ultrafast metamorphism, unconventional petro-tectonic wisdom”. 
  • 2016
    • Rice University “Decarbonation during regional metamorphism”.
    • Peking University “Ultrafast eclogite formation: When pressure doesn’t correspond to depth”.
    • Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS “Transient overpressure Induced by partial melting”. 
  • 2014
    • IMPMI Paris “Taconian retrograded eclogite from northwest Connecticut and its tectonic implications”.