28.07.2017: Daniel Harlov, GFZ section Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, published a comprehensive summary on the role of halogens in geochemical processes, together with his co-editor Leonid Aranovich, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
According to the publisher, the book titled “The Role of Halogens in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Geochemical Processes“ represents a comprehensive summary of the knowledge on halogens and their role within geochemical and geophysical processes. Halogens are non-metals and include fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine that are found in nature mainly as salts and in some minerals. The book not only focuses on the role of halogens in geochemical processes on Earth but also on extraterrestrial bodies such as chondritic asteroids and Mars.
In addition to his work at the GFZ, Daniel Harlov is visiting professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research focuses on investigating both experimentally and in the field the role of fluids in high pressure and temperature rocks of the lower crust and outer mantle, mineral ore deposits, and the characteristics of minerals. (ak)