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Revision and recalibration of existing shock classifications for quartzose rocks using low-shock pressure (2.5–20 GPa) recovery experiments and mesoscale numerical modeling
A. Kowitz, N. Güldemeister, R.-T. Schmitt, W. U. Reimold, K. Wünnemann, A. Holzwarth (2016)

Meteoritics & Planetary Science 51, Nr 10, 1741–1761 doi: 10.1111/maps.12712

Correlating laser-generated melts with impact-generated melts: An integrated thermodynamic-petrologic approach.
C. Hamann , R. Luther, M. Ebert, L. Hecht, A. Deutsch, K. Wünnemann, S. Schäffer, J. Osterholz, and B. Lexow (2016)

Research Letters 43, 10,60210,610, doi:10.1002/2016GL071050.

Subsurface deformation in hypervelocity cratering experiments into high-porosity tuffs.
R. Winkler, M. H. Poelchau, S. Moser and T. Kenkmann (2016)

& Planetary Science 51, Nr 10, 1849–1870. doi: 10.1111/maps.12694

Formation of shatter cones by symmetric fracture bifurcation: Phenomenological modeling and validation.
Kenkmann, T., Hergarten, S., Kuhn, T. and Wilk, J. (2016)
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51: 1519–1533. doi:10.1111/maps.12677

Formation of shatter cones in MEMIN impact experiments.
Wilk, J. and Kenkmann, T. (2016)
Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51: 1477–1496. doi:10.1111/maps.12682

Interaction of Aluminum Projectiles with Quartz Sand in Impact Experiments: Formation of Khatyrkite (CuAl2) and Reduction of SiO2 to Si
C. Hamann, D. Stöffler and W.U. Reimold
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (In Press)



Mesoscale modeling of quartzite and sandstone under shock loading: Influence of porosity and pressure-dependent quartz stiffness on macroscopic behavior
N. Durr and M. Sauer
Procedia Engineering 103 (2015): 105-112.

Mesoscale simulation of quartzite and porous sandstone at high loading rates
N. Durr & M. Sauer
Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Soga et al. (Eds) Taylor & Franics Group, London 789-794 (2015)

Scaling impact crater dimensions in cohesive rock by numerical modeling and laboratory experiments
N. Güldemeister, K. Wünnemann and M.H. Poelchau
Geological Society of America Special Papers 518 (2015): SPE518-02.



In situ measurements of impact-induced pressure waves in sandstone targets
Tobias Hoerth, Frank Schäfer, Siegfried Nau, Jürgen Kuder, Michael H. Poelchau, Klaus Thoma and Thomas Kenkmann
Journal of Geophysical Research Planets 119, 2177–2187 (2014)

Impact cratering experiments into quartzite, sandstone and tuff: The effects of projectile size and target properties on spallation
Michael H. Poelchau, Thomas Kenkmann, Tobias Hoerth, Frank Schäfer, Michael Rudolf, Klaus Thoma
Icarus, 242, 211–224 (2014)

Scaling Of Sub-Surface Deformation In Hypervelocity Impact Experiments On Porous Sandstone.
Elmar Buhl, Michael H. Poelchau, Georg Dresen and Thomas Kenkmann
Tectonophysics 634, 171-181 (2014)

Ejecta from Experimental Impact Craters: Particle Size Distribution and Fragmentation Energy.
Elmar Buhl, Frank Sommer, Michael H. Poelchau, Georg Dresen, Thomas Kenkmann
Icarus, 237, 131–142 (2014)

Geochemical processes between steel projectiles and silica-rich targets in hypervelocity impact experiments.
Matthias Ebert, Lutz Hecht, Alexander Deutsch, Thomas Kenkmann, Richard Wirth, Jasper Berndt
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 133, 257–279 (2014)



Acoustic Emission Analysis of Experimental Impact Processes in Comparison to Ultrasound Measurements and Numerical Modeling
Dorothee Moser, Nicole Güldemeister, Kai Wünnemann and Christian Grosse
Journal of Acoustic Emission (JAE) Online Volumes 31, 50-66 (2013)

Diaplectic quartz glass and SiO2 melt experimentally generated at only 5 GPa shock pressure in porous sandstone: Laboratory observations and meso-scale numerical modeling
A. Kowitz, N. Güldemeister, W. U. Reimold, R. T. Schmitt, K. Wünnemann
Earth and Planetary Science Letters 384, 17–26 (2013)

Chemical projectile–target interaction and liquid immiscibility in impact glass from the Wabar craters, Saudi Arabia
Christopher Hamann, Lutz Hecht, Matthias Ebert, Richard Wirth
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121, 291–310 (2013)

Particle size distribution and strain rate attenuation in hypervelocity impact and shock recovery experiments
Elmar Buhl, Astrid Kowitz, Dirk Elbeshausen, Frank Sommer, Georg Dresen, Michael H. Poelchau, Wolf U. Reimold, Ralf T. Schmitt, Thomas Kenkmann
Journal of Structural Geology 56, 20-33 (2013)

Mesoscale investigation of shock wave effects in dry and water-saturated sandstone
Nathanaël Durr, Martin Sauer, Nicole Güldemeister, Kai Wünnemann, Stefan Hiermaier
Proceedings of the 12th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium, Procedia Engineering 58 289–298 (2013)


Meteoritics & Planetary Science Special Issue


The MEMIN research unit: Experimental impact cratering (editorial)
Kenkmann T., Deutsch A., Thoma K. and Poelchau M. H.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 1-2. (2013)

Deformation of dry and wet sandstone targets during hyper-velocity impact experiments, as revealed from the MEMIN program.
Buhl E., Poelchau M. H., Dresen G., and Kenkmann T.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 71-86. (2013)

Crater morphology in sandstone targets: the MEMIN impact parameter study.
Dufresne A., Poelchau M. H., Kenkmann T., Deutsch A., Hoerth T., Schäfer F., and Thoma K.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science  48, 50-70. (2013)

Chemical modification of projectile residues and target material in a MEMIN cratering experiment.
Ebert M., Hecht L., Deutsch A., and Kenkmann T.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 134-149. (2013)

Propagation of impact-induced shock waves in porous sandstone using mesoscale modeling.
Güldemeister N., Durr N., Wünnemann K., and Hiermaier S.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 115-133. (2013)

Hypervelocity impacts on dry and wet sandstone: Observations of ejecta dynamics and crater growth.
Hoerth T., Schäfer F., Thoma K., Kenkmann T., Poelchau M. H., Lexow, B., and Deutsch A.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 23-32. (2013)

Deformation and melting of steel projectiles in hypervelocity cratering experiments.
Kenkmann T., Trullenque G., Deutsch A., Hecht L., Ebert M., Salge T., Schäfer F., and Thoma K.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 150-164. (2013)

First MEMIN shock recovery experiments in dry, porous sandstone at low shock pressure (5-12.5 GPa).
Kowitz A., Schmitt R. T., Reimold W. U., and Hornemann U.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 99-114. (2013)

The extra-large light-gas gun of the Fraunhofer EMI: Applications for impact cratering research.
Lexow B., Wickert M., Thoma K., Schäfer F., Poelchau M. H., and Kenkmann T.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 3-7. (2013)

Application of non-destructive testing methods to study the damage zone underneath impact craters of MEMIN laboratory experiments.
Moser D., Poelchau M. H., Stark F., and Grosse C.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 87-98. (2013)

The MEMIN research unit: Scaling impact cratering experiments in porous sandstones.
Poelchau M. H., Kenkmann T., Thoma K., Hoerth T., Dufresne A., and Schäfer F.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 8-22. (2013)

Ejection behavior characteristics of experimental impacts into dry and wet sandstone.
Sommer F., Reiser F., Dufresne A., Poelchau M. H., Hoerth T., Deutsch A., Kenkmann T., and Thoma K.
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48, 33-49. (2013)


Scaling of impact crater formation on planetary surfaces – insights from numerical modeling
Kai Wünnemann, Daniela Nowka, Gareth S. Collins, Dirk Elbeshausen, Michael Bierhaus
Proceedings of the 11th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium No. 120 (2011)

Experimental impact cratering in sandstone: the effect of pore fluids
Thomas Kenkmann, Astrid Kowitz, Kai Wünnemann, Thilo Behner, Frank Schäfer, Klaus Thoma, Alexander Deutsch
Proceedings of the 11th Hypervelocity Impact Symposium No.97 (2011)

Mechanical twinning in quartz: Shock experiments, impact, pseudotachylites and fault breccias.
Hans-Rudolf Wenk, Christoph Janssen, Thomas Kenkmann, Georg Dresen
Tectonophysics 510, Issues 1-2, 69-79 (2011)

Impact cratering in sandstone: The MEMIN pilot study on the effect of pore water
Thomas Kenkmann, Kai Wünnemann, Alexander Deutsch, Michael H. Poelchau, Frank Schäfer, and Klaus Thoma
Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, Nr 6, 890–902 (2011)



Impact experiments on dry and wet sandstone
Schaefer, F.; Thoma, K.; Behner, T.; Nau, S.; Kenkmann, T.; Wünnemann, K.; Deutsch, A.; MEMIN-Team
Proceedings of the 40th ESLAB First International Conference on Impact Cratering in the Solar System