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Chen Yi
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
2003.07 B.S., Geology, Chinese University of Geosciences
2008.07 Ph.D., Metamorphic petrology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
Professional Employment:
2008.07-2010.12, Post-doc, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
2011.02-2018.12, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
2018.12-present, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS

Research Interests:

Metamorphic petrology, subduction zone geodynamics, thermodynamic modeling, planetary geology.


Professional Activities:
☆Associate Editor of Frontiers in Earth Science (2022-)
☆Associate Editor of Science China Earth Science (2023-)
☆Editorial Board of Acta Petrologica Sinica (2023-)
☆Topic Editor of Minerals (2020-)
☆Director of EPMA and SEM Lab in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics (CAS)
☆Committee member of Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
☆Committee member of Petrology in Geological Society of China

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Supported Projects:
  1. Metamorphism of mafic-ultramafic rocks from Maowu, Dabie UHP belt: implications for the interactions between the mantle wedge and slab-derived fluids (Grants No. 40902023), 2010.01-2012.12.
  2. Origin and metamorphic evolution of ultramafic rocks during subduction of Neotethys ocean (Grants No. XDB03010202), 2012.07-2017.06.
  3. Filtration of HREEs and HFSEs in the lower margin of a cold mantle wedge: Implications for the geneses of arc lavas (Grants No.40902023), 2014.01-2017.12.
  4. Modification of Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle by deep continental subduction (Grants No.2015CB856103), 2015.01-2019.12.
  5. Metamorphic effects of continental lithosphere subduction in the eastern and western Himalayan syntaxes (Grants No.41490614), 2015.01-2019.12.
  6. Metamorphic Petrology (Grants No.41822202), 2019.01-2021.12
  7. Extreme heat effects at modern convergent plate margins: ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in the Mogok Metamorphic Belt, Myanmar (Grants No. 42172064)


Research Gate

Publications (#contributed equally, *corresponding author)


107. Wu, L.G., Chen, Y.*, Palin, R.M., Li, Q.L., Zhao, L., Li, Y.B., Li, C.F., Li, Y.L., Li, X.H., 2024. Reinitiation of modern-style plate tectonics in the Early Neoproterozoic: Evidence from a ~930 Ma blueschist-facies terrane in South China. Precambrian Research, 401, 107276, doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2023.107276

106. Zhang, Q., Chen, Y.*, Chen, S., Su, B., Li, Y., Shi, K., Aung, M.M., Sein, K., 2024. Intra–Neo-Tethyan subduction initiation inferred from the Indawgyi mafic rocks in the Central Ophiolite Belt, Myanmar. GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B37076.1

105. Jia, L., Ma, X., Wu, S., Li, Y., Yuan, J., Mao, Q., Li, X., Chen, Y., 2024. MGP-1 Plagioclase: A Potential Element and Sr Isotope Reference Material for In Situ Microanalysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, doi: 10.1111/ggr.12542.


104. Chen, Y.#, Hu, S.#, Li, J.H.#, Li, Q.L.#, Li, X.Y.#, Li, Y.#, Liu, Y.#, Qian, Y.#, Yang, W.#, Zhou, Q.#, Lin, Y.*, Li, C.*, Li, X.H.*, 2023. Chang’e-5 lunar samples shed new light on the Moon. The Innovation Geoscience, 1(1), 100014, doi: 10.59717/j.xinn-geo.2023.100014

103. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Yue, Z., Chen, L., Mitchell, R.N., Tang, M., Yang, W., Huang, G., Guo, J., Li, X.H., Wu, F.Y., 2023. Crustal remelting origin of highly silicic magmatism on the Moon. Communications Earth & Environment, 4, 228. Doi: 10.1038/s43247-023-00900-8

102. Yang, S., Chen, Y.*, Li, X., Tang, X., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., Aung, M.M., 2023. High-resolution cathodoluminescence images of igneous and metamorphic monazite. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 29, 1357–1372, doi: 10.1093/micmic/ozad073

101. Zhang, D., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Jiao, S., Su, B., Chen, S., Sein, K., 2023. Different histories of ultrahigh-temperature granulites revealed by Ti-in-Quartz: An electron Microprobe approach. Crystals, 13, 1116. Doi: 10.3390/cryst13071116

100. Zhang, D., Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Qi, C., Mao, Q., 2023. High precision measurements of trace F and Cl in olivine by electron probe microanalysis. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 10: 29, doi: 10.1186/s40645-023-00561-3

99. Wang, G., Tian, X. *, Li, Y., Xu, T., Wan, B., Chen, Y.*, Nie, S., Yang, X., Zuo, S., Zhang, J., 2023. Indian plate blocked by the thickened Eurasian crust in the middle of the continental collision zone of southern Tibet. Earthquake Research Advances, doi: 10.1016/j.eqrea.2023.100233

98. Yuan, J.Y., Huang, H.*, Chen, Y.*, Yang, W., Tian, H., Zhang, D., Zhang, H., 2023. Automatic bulk composition analysis of lunar basalts: Novel big-data algorithm for energy-dispersive X?ray spectroscopy. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 7, 370–378. doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.2c00260

97. Li, X.G., Chen, Y.*, Tang, X., Gu, L.X., Yuan, J.Y., Su, W., Tian, H.C., Luo, H.Q., Cai, S.H., Komarneni, S., 2023. Thermally induced phase transition of troilite during Micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis. Icarus, 390, 115299.

96. Li, L., Hui, H., Hu, S., Wang, H., Yang, W., Chen, Y., Wu, S., Gu, L., Jia, L., Wu, F., 2023. Petrogenesis of Chang'E-5 young mare low-Ti basalts. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 58, 1429–1448.

95. Chen, A.X., Chen, X., Chen, Y., Han, X.Q., Wang, Y.J., Huang, F., 2023. Low-δ56Fe fluid released from serpentinite as recorded by iron isotopes of Myanmar jadeitites. Chemical Geology, 639, 121730.

94. Zhou, Q., Liu, Y., Yang, S., Li, Q.L., Chen, Y., Zhang, G., Zhang, H., Liu, B., Liu, D., Liu, J., Wu, F.Y., Li, X.H., Yin, Q.Z., Li, C., 2023. The youngest lunar zircon reveals an extremely fractionated nature of Chang’e-5 basalt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 358, 126–133.

93. Su, B., Zhang, D., Chen, Y., Yang, W., Mao, Q., Li, X.H., Wu, F.Y., 2023. Low Ni and Co olivine in Chang’E-5 basalts reveals the origin of the young volcanism on the Moon. Science Bulletin, 68, 1918–1927, doi: 10.1016/j.scib.2023.07.020.

92. Tian, H.C., Zhang, C., Yang, W., Du, J., Chen, Y., Xiao, Z., Mitchell, R.N., Hui, H., Changela, H.G., Zhang, T.X., Tang, X., Zhang, D., Lin, Y., Li, X., Wu, F., 2023. Surges in volcanic activity on the Moon about two billion years ago. Nature Communications, 14, 3734.

91. Jiao, S., Brown, M., Mitchell, R.N., Chowdhury, P., Clark, C., Chen, L., Chen, Y., Korhonen, F., Huang, G., Guo, J., 2023. Mechanism to generate ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 4, 298–318.

90. He, H., Ji, J., Zhang, Y., Hu, S., Lin, Y., Hui, H., Hao, J., Li, R., Yang, W., Tian, H., Zhang, C., Anand, M., Tartese, R., Gu, L., Li, J., Zhang, D., Mao, Q., Jia, L., Li, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, L., Ni, H., Wu, S., Wang, H., Li, Q., He, H., Li, X., Wu, F., 2023. A solar wind-derived water reservoir on the Moon hosted by impact glass beads. Nature Geoscience, 16, 294–300.

89. Chen, Y.Y., Chen, Y., Liu, Q., Liu, X., 2023. Quantifying common major and minor elements in minerals/rocks by economical desktop scanning electron microscopy/silicon drift detector energy-dispersive spectrometer (SEM/SDD-EDS). Solid Earth Sciences, 8, 49–67.


88. Su, B.#*, Yuan, J.Y.#, Chen, Y.*, Yang, W., Mitchell, R.N., Hui, H.J., Wang, H., Tian, H.C., Li, X.H., Wu, F.Y., 2022. Fusible mantle cumulates trigger young mare volcanism on the cooling Moon. Science Advances, 8, eabn2103.

87. Chen, Y.*, Li, Q.L., Zhang, G.B., Tsujimori, T., Palin, R.M., 2022. Editorial: Seeing convergent margin processes through metamorphism. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, 989889. Doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.989889.

86. Chen, Y.*, Wang, Z.L., Yuan, J.Y., Jia, L.H., Zhang, D., Li, X.G., Yang, W., Li, Q.L., Li, X.H., 2022. Tracing the source of Apollo lunar soil (E21): Petrological evidence. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 38 (6), 1811-1822.

85. Yuan, J.Y.*, Li, X.C., Chen, Y.*, Zhang, Z.G., Li, X.G., Komarneni, S., 2022. Rapid recognition and quantitative analysis of niobium minerals by scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 37, 2392–2400.

84. Jia, L.H.*, Mao, Q., Tian, H.C., Li, L.X., Qi, L., Wu, S.T., Yuan, J.Y., Huang, L.L., Chen, Y.*, 2022. High-precision EPMA measurement of trace elements in ilmenite and reference material development. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 37, 2351–2361.

83. Li, Y.B., Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Zhang, Q.H., Shi, K.H., 2022. Redox species and oxygen fugacity of slab-derived fluids: Implications for mantle oxidation and deep carbon-sulfur cycling. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10, 974548. Doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.974548.

82. Li, Y.B., Wu, Y.W., Su, B., Chen, S., Zhang, Q.H., Chen, Y.*, 2022. Thermodynamic constraints on the composition of orogenically thickened lower crust. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 40, 14051426.

81. Huang, G.Y.*, Chen, Y.*, Guo, J.H., Palin, R., Zhao, L., 2022. Nb and Ta intracrustal differentiation during granulite-facies metamorphism: Evidence from geochemical data of natural rocks and thermodynamic modeling. American Mineralogist, 107, 2020–2033.

80. Guo, S., Hermann, J., Tang, P., Chu, X., Chen, Y., Su, B., 2022. Formation of carbon-bearing silicate melts by melt-metacarbonate interaction at convergent plate margins. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 597, 117816.

79. Cai, S.H., Qin, H.F, Deng, C.L., Liu, S.C., Chen, Y., He, H.Y., Pan, Y.X., 2022. Magnetic property and paleointensity study of the lunar regolith (E21). Acta Petrologica Sinica, 38 (6), 1832–1842.

78. Li, Q.L., Liu, Y., Li, J.H., Chen, Y., Li, X.H., 2022. Identification and new discovery of the Apollo 11 lunar soil using SIMS U-Pb analyses. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 38 (6), 1804–1810.

77. Sheng, S.Z., Chen, Y., Zhang, B., Hao, J.H., Wang, S.J., 2022. First location and characterization of lunar highland clasts in Chang’E-5 breccias using TIMA-SEM-EPMA. Atomic Spectroscopy, 43(4), 351–362.

76. Yang, W., Chen, Y., Wang, H., Tian, H.C., Hui, H.J., Xiao, Z.Y., Wu, S.T., Zhang, D., Zhou, Q., Ma, H.X., Zhang, C., Hu, S., Li, Q.L., Lin, Y.T., Li, X.H., Wu, F.Y., 2022. Geochemistry of impact glasses in the Chang’e-5 regolith: Constraints on impact melting and the petrogenesis of local basalt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 335, 183–196.

75. Ji, J.L., He, H.C., Hu, S., Lin, Y.T., Hui, H.J., Hao, J.L., Li, R.Y., Yang, W., Yan, Y.H., Tian, H.C., Zhang, C., Anand, M., Tartese, R., Gu, L.X., Li, J.H., Zhang, D., Mao, Q., Jia, L.H., Chen, Y., Wu, S.T., Wang, H., He, H.Y., Li, X.H., Wu, F.Y., 2022. Magmatic chlorine isotope fractionation recorded in apatite from Chang’e-5 basalts. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 591, 117636.

74. Peng, P., Mitchell, R.N., Chen, Y., 2022. Earth’s one-of-a-kind fault: The Tanlu fault. Terra Nova, 34, 381–394.

73. Xia, M.M., Liu, X.C., Chen, Y., Hu, J., Zhang, G.G., Chen, L.Y., Han, J.N., Hu, D.G., 2022. New U-Pb zircon and geochemical constraints on Late Devonian Back-arc basin origin of eclogite protoliths from northeastern Hainan Island, South China. Lithos, 418–419, 106677.

72. Yuan, J.Y., Chen, Y.*, Zhang D., Li, X.G., Tian, H.C., Yang, W., Su, W., 2022. Quantitative analysis of bulk composition of small-size lunar samples using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Atomic Spectroscopy, 43(4), 292302.

71. Zhang, D., Su, B., Chen, Y., Yang, W., Mao, Q., Jia, L.H., 2022. Titanium in olivine reveals low-Ti origin of the Chang'E-5 lunar basalts. Lithos, 414, 106639.

70. Jia, L.H., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Zhang, D., Yuan, J.Y., Li, X.G., Wu, S.T., Zhang D.P., 2022. Simultaneous in-situ determination of major, trace elements and Fe3+/ΣFe in spinel using EPMA. Atomic Spectroscopy, 43(1), 4252.

69. Zhang, D., Chen, Y.*, Yang W., Fournelle, J.H., Ji, J.L., Su, B., Mao, Q., Jia, L.H., Yuan, J.Y., Li, X.G., 2022. High-precision Measurement of Trace Level Na, K, P, S, Cr, and Ni in Lunar Glass Using Electron Probe Microanalysis. Atomic Spectroscopy, 43(1), 2841.

68. Chen, S., Chen, Y.*, Guillot, S., Li, Q.L., 2022. Change in subduction dip angle of the Indian continental lithosphere inferred from the western Himalayan eclogites. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, 790999, doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.790999.

67. Zhang, D.D., Ding, L., Chen, Y., Schertl, H.-P., Qasim, M., Jadoon, U.K., Wang, H., Li, J., Zhang, L., Yue, Y., Xie, J., 2022. Two Contrasting Exhumation Scenarios of Deeply Subducted Continental Crust in North Pakistan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23(2), e2021GC010193.

66. Liu, T., Liu, C.-Z., Chen, Y., Guo, S., Sein, K., Dong, X.-T., 2022. Petrology and geochemistry of ultramafic rocks in the Mogok belt, Myanmar: Cumulates from high-pressure crystallization of hydrous arc melts. Geological Journal, 57(2), 886–905.

65. Guo, S., Su, B., John, T., Zhao, K., Tang, P., Chen, Y., Li, Y., 2022. Boron release and transfer induced by phengite breakdown in subducted impure metacarbonates. Lithos, 408-409, 106548.


64. Tian, H.C.#, Wang, H.#, Chen, Y.#, Yang, W., Zhou, Q., Zhang, C., Lin, H.L., Huang, C., Wu, S.T., Jia, L.H., Xu, L., Zhang, D., Li, X.G., Chang, R., Yang, Y.H., Xie, L.W., Zhang, D.P., Zhang, G.L., Yang, S.H., Wu, F.Y., 2021. Non-KREEP origin for Chang’e-5 basalts in the Procellarum KREEP Terrane. Nature, 600, 59–63 (#contributed equally)

63. Jia, L.H.*, Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Mao, Q., Zhang, D., 2021. Oxygen-fugacity evolution of magmatic Ni-Cu sulfide deposits in East Kunlun: insights from Cr-spinel composition. American Mineralogist, doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8050.

62. Jia, L.H.*, Mao, Q., Su, B., Wu, S.T., Huang, L.L., Yuan, J.Y., Zhang, D., Chen, Y*., 2021. MK-1 orthopyroxeneA new potential reference material for in-situ microanalysis. Minerals, 11, 1321, doi: 10.3390/min11121321.

61. Chen, S., Chen, Y.*, Li, Y.B., Su, B., Zhang, Q.H., Aung, M.M., Sein, K., 2021. Cenozoic ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in pelitic granulites from the Mogok Metamorphic Belt, Myanmar. Science China Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s11430-020-9748-5

60. Chen, Y., Hu, Z.C., Jia, L.H. et al., 2021. Progress of microbeam analytical technologies in the past decade (2011-2020) and prospect. Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, 40(1), 1–35

59. Zhang, D., Guo, S., Chen, Y., Li, Q.L., Ling, X.X., Liu, C.Z., Sein, K., 2021. ~25 Ma Ruby mineralization in the Mogok Stone Tract, Myanmar: New evidence from SIMS U–Pb dating of coexisting titanite. Minerals, 11, 536

58. Liu, X.C., Hu, J., Chen, L.Y., Chen, Y., Wang, W., Xia, M.M., Han, J.E., and Hu, D.G., 2021. Oceanic-type high-temperature eclogites from Hainan Island, South China: General characteristics and unsolved problems. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 37 (1), 143–161.

57. Tang, P., Guo, S., Yang Y.H., Chen, Y., Su, B., 2021. Evolution of fluids and melts in deeply subducted continental crust: Insights from an UHP eclogite–vein system in the Dabie terrane, China. Lithos, 398-399, 106325.

56. Guo, S., Chu, X., Hermann, J., Chen, Y., Li, Q.L., Wu, F.Y., Liu, C.Z., Sein K., 2021. Multiple episodes of fluid infiltration along a single metasomatic channel in metacarbonates (Mogok Metamorphic Belt, Myanmar) and Implications for CO2 release in orogenic belts. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020988

55. Ahmadvand, A., Ghorbani, M.R., Mokhtari, M., Chen, Y., Amidon, W., Santos, J.F., Paydari, M., 2021. Lithospheric mantle, asthenosphere, slab and crustal contribution to petrogenesis of Eocene to Miocene volcanic rocks from the west Alborz Magmatic Assemblage, SE Ahar, Iran. Geological Magazine, 158, 375–406


54. Liu, X.C., Chen, Y., Wang, W., Xia, M.M., Hu, J., Li. Y.B., Hu, D.G., Song, B., 2020. Carboniferous eclogite and garnet–omphacite granulite from northeastern Hainan Island, South China: Implications for the evolution of the eastern PalaeoTethys. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 39, 101–132

53. Chen, A.X., Li, Y.H., Chen Y.*, Yu, H.M., Huang, F.*, 2020. Silicon isotope composition of subduction zone fluids as recorded by jadeitites from Myanmar. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175:6, doi: 10.1007/s00410-019-1645-8

52. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., 2020. Sodium in olivine as a potential pressure indicator for orogenic dunite. Science Bulletin, 65, 94–96.


51. Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Guo, S., 2019. Orogenic peridotite origins and crust-mantle interactions in continental subduction zones. Journal of Earth Science, 44, 4086–4094

50. Chen, Y., 2019. Different metamorphic records between subduction initiation and mature subduction. Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, 38(3), 490–498.

49. Guo, S., Tang, P., Chen, Y., 2019. Genesis of UHP Eclogite-Vein System and Metamorphic Fluid Evolution in Subduction Zones. Journal of Earth Science, 44, 4072–4080.

48. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Chen, S., Li, Y.B., 2019. Garnetite and pyroxenite in the mantle wedge formed by slab-mantle interactions at different melt/rock ratios. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 6504-6522.

47. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Zhang, D., Jia, L.H., Guo, S., 2019. Minor elements in olivine inspect the petrogenesis of orogenic peridotites. Lithos, 344–345, 207–216.

46. Zhang, D., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Su, B., Jia, L.H., Guo, S., 2019. Progress and challenge of electron probe microanalysis technique. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 35(1), 261–274.

45. Guo, S., Zhao, K., John, T., Tang, P., Chen, Y., Su, B., 2019. Metasomatic flow of metacarbonate-derived fluids carrying isotopically heavy boron in continental subduction zones: Insights from tourmaline-bearing ultra-high pressure eclogites and veins (Dabie terrane, eastern China). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 253, 159–200.


44. Chen, Y.*, Huang, F.*, Shi, G.H., Wu, F.Y., Chen, X., Jin, Q.Z., Su, B., Guo, S., Sein, K., Nyunt, T.T., 2018. Magnesium isotope composition of subduction zone fluids as constrained by jadeitites from Myanmar. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 7566–7585.

43. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, 2018. Making Cratonic Lithospheric Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 7688–7706. 

42. Chen, Y.*, Chen, S., Su, B., Li, Y.B., Guo, S., 2018. Trace element systematics of granulite facie rutile. Journal of Earth Science, 43(1), 127-149.


41. Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Chu, Z.Y., 2017. Modification of an ancient subcontinental lithospheric mantle by continental subduction: Insight from the Maowu garnet peridotites in the Dabie UHP belt, eastern China. Lithos, 278-281, 54-71.

40. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2017. Dolomite dissociation indicates ultra-deep (>150 km) subduction of a garnet-bearing dunite block (the Sulu UHP terrane). American Mineralogist, 102, 2295-2306.

39. Wang, J., Chen, Y.*, Mao, Q., Li, Q.L., Ma, Y.G., Shi, Y.H., Song, C.Z., 2017. Electron microprobe trace element analysis of rutile. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 33(6), 1934–1946.

38. Guo, S., Tang, P., Su, B., Chen, Y., Ye, K., Zhang, L.M., Gao, Y.J., Liu, J.B., Yang, Y.H., 2017. Unusual replacement of Fe-Ti oxides by rutile during retrogression in amphibolite-hosted veins (Dabie UHP terrane): A mineralogical record of fluid-induced oxidation processes in exhumed UHP slabs. American Mineralogist, 102, 2268–2283.

37. Xu, Y., Liu, C.Z., Chen, Y., Guo, S., Wang, J.G., Sein, K., 2017. Petrogenesis and tectonic implications of gabbro and plagiogranite intrusions in mantle peridotites of the Myitkyina ophiolite, Myanmar. Lithos, 284, 180–193.

36. Li, X.H., Chen, Y., Tchouankoue, J.P., Liu, C.Z., Li, J., Ling, X.X., Tang, G.Q., Liu, Y., 2017. Improving geochronological framework of the Pan-African orogeny in Cameroon: New SIMS zircon and monazite U-Pb age constraints. Precambrian Research, 294, 307–321.


35. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Chu, Z. Y., Liu, J. B., Gao, Y. J., 2016. Carbonatitic metasomatism in orogenic dunites from Lijiatun in the Sulu UHP terrane, eastern China. Lithos, 262, 266-284.

34. Su, B., Chen, Y.*, Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2016. Origins of orogenic dunites: Petrology, geochemistry, and implications. Gondwana Research, 29, 41-59.

33. Guo, S., Yang, Y.H., Chen, Y., Su, B., Gao, Y.J., Zhang, L.M., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., 2016. Grain-scale Sr isotope heterogeneity in amphibolite (retrograded UHP eclogite, Dabie terrane): Implications for the origin and flow behavior of retrograde fluids during slab exhumation. Lithos, 266, 383–405.

32. Liu, C.Z., Zhang, C., Xu, Y., Wang, J.G., Chen, Y., Guo, S., Wu, F.Y., Sein, K., 2016. Petrology and geochemistry of mantle peridotites from the Kalaymyo and Myitkyina ophiolites (Myanmar): Implications for tectonic settings. Lithos, 264, 495–508.

31. Li, X.H., Chen, Y., Li, J., Yang, C., Ling, X.X., Tchouankoue, J. P., 2016. New isotopic constraints on age and origin of Mesoarchean charnockite, trondhjemite and amphibolite in the Ntem Complex of NW Congo Craton, southern Cameroon. Precambrian Research, 276, 14–23.

30. Liu, C.Z., Chung, S.L., Wu, F.Y., Zhang, C., Xu, Y., Wang, J.G., Chen, Y., Guo, S., 2016. Tethyan suturing in Southeast Asia: Zircon U-Pb and Hf-O isotopic constraints from Myanmar ophiolites. Geology, 44, 311–318.

29. Guo, S., Chen, Y., Liu, C.Z., Wang, J.G., Su, B., Gao, Y.J., Wu, F.Y., Sein, K., Yang, Y.H., Mao, Q., 2016. Scheelite and coexisting F-rich zoned garnet, vesuvianite, fluorite, and apatite in calc-silicate rocks from the Mogok metamorphic belt, Myanmar: Implications for metasomatism in marble and the role of halogens in W mobilization and mineralization. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 117, 82–106.


28. Chen, Y.*, Su, B., Guo, S., 2015. The Dabie-Sulu orogenic peridotites: Progress and key issues. Science China Earth Science, 58, 1679–1699.

27. Guo, S., Chen, Y., Ye, K., Su, B., Yang, Y.H., Zhang, L.M., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., 2015. Formation of multiple high-pressure veins in ultrahigh-pressure eclogite (Hualiangting, Dabie terrane, China): Fluid source, element transfer, and closed-system metamorphic veining. Chemical Geology, 417, 238–260.

26. Liu, S.A., Huang, J., Liu, J.G., Woerner, G., Yang, W., Tang, Y.J., Chen, Y., Tang, L.M., Zheng, J.P., Li, S.G., 2015. Copper isotopic composition of the silicate Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 427, 95–103.

25. Guo, S., Ye, K., Cheng, N.F., Chen, Y., Su, B., Liu, J.B., 2015. Metamorphic P-T trajectory and multi-stage fluid events of vein-bearing UHP eclogites from the Dabie terrane: insights from compositional zonations of key minerals. International Geology Review, 57, 1077–1102.


24. Liu, P.L., Wu, Y., Chen, Y., Zhang, J.F., Jin, Z.M., 2014. UHP impure marbles from the Dabie Mountains: Metamorphic evolution and carbon cycling in continental subduction zones. Lithos, 212, 280–297.

23. Xiao, L.L., Liu, F.L., Chen, Y., 2014. Metamorphic P-T-t paths of the Zanhuang metamorphic complex: Implications for the Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Trans-North China Orogen. Precambrian Research, 255, 216–235.

22. Guo, S., Ye, K., Yang, Y.H., Chen, Y., Zhang, L.M., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., Ma, Y.G., 2014. In situ Sr isotopic analyses of epidote: tracing the sources of multi-stage fluids in ultrahigh-pressure eclogite (Ganghe, Dabie terrane). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 167, DOI: 10.1007/s00410-014-0975-9.


21. Guo S., Ye K., Wu T.F., Chen Y., Yang Y.H., Zhang L.M., Liu J.B., Mao Q., Ma Y.G., 2013. A potential method to confirm the previous existence of lawsonite in eclogite: the mass imbalance of Sr and LREEs in multistage epidote (Ganghe, Dabie UHP terrane), Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31(4), 415–435.

20. Xu, H.J., Ye, K., Song, Y.R., Chen, Y., Zhang, J.F., Liu, Q., Guo, S., 2013. Prograde metamorphism, decompressional partial melting and subsequent melt fractional crystallization in the Weihai migmatitic gneisses, Sulu. Chemical Geology, 341, 16–37.

19. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Wu, T. F., Guo, S., 2013. Exhumation of oceanic eclogites: thermodynamic constraints on pressure, temperature, bulk composition and density. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31, 549-570.

18. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Wu, Y.W., Guo, S., Su, B., Liu, J.B., 2013. Hydration and dehydration in the lower margin of a cold mantle wedge: implications for crust-mantle interactions and petrogeneses of arc magmas. International Geology Review, 55, 1506-1522.

17. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Guo, S., Wu, T.F., Liu, J.B., 2013. Multistage metamorphism of garnet orthopyroxenites from the Maowu mafic-ultramafic complex, Dabieshan UHP terrane, eastern China. International Geology Review, 55, 1239-1260.

16. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Su, B., Guo, S., Liu, J.B., 2013. Metamorphism and metasomatism of the Dabie-Sulu orogenic peridotites. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58, 2294-2299.

15. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., 2013. Exhumation of subducted oceanic crust: Key issues and discussion. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 29, 1461-1478.

14. Guo, S., Ye, K., Chen, Y., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., 2013. Dehydration of lawsonite in ultrahigh-pressure eclogite from the Dabie orogen: constraints for fluid activities in deep subduction zones. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(22): 2186–2191.

13. Liu, J.B., Zhang, L.M., Chen, Y., Guo, S., Cheng, N.F., 2013. Metamorphic fluid evolution as indicated by the chlorine features of apatite from ultrahigh-pressure eclogites and veins in the Dabie-Sulu orogen. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(22), 2165–2168.

12. Guo., S., Ye, K., Chen, Y., Liu, J.B., Zhang, L.M., 2013. Introduction of mass-balance calculation method for component transfer during the opening of a geological system. Acta Petrologica sinica, 29, 1486–1498.

11. Zhang, L.M., Liu, J.B., Cheng, N.F., Ye, K., Guo, S., Chen, Y., Mao, Q., 2013. Study on the relationship between the fluid salinity and chlorine content of apatites in eclogite and veins from HP and UHP metamorphic belt of the Dabie-Sulu. Acta Petrologica sinica, 29, 1525–1539.

Before 2013

10. Guo, J.H., Peng, P., Chen, Y., Jiao, S.J., Windley, B.F., 2012. UHT sapphirine granulite metamorphism at 1.93-1.92 Ga caused by gabbronorite intrusions: Implications for tectonic evolution of the northern margin of the North China Craton. Precambrian Research, 222, 124–142.

9. Guo, S., Ye, K., Chen, Y., Liu, J.B., Mao, Q., Ma, Y.G., 2012. Fluid-rock interaction and element mobilization in UHP metabasalt: Constraints from an omphacite-epidote vein and host eclogites in the Dabie orogen. Lithos, 136, 145–167.

8. Ye, K., Song, Y.R., Chen, Y., Xu, H.J., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2009. Multistage metamorphism of orogenic garnet-lherzolite from Zhimafang, Sulu UHP terrane, E. China: Implications for mantle wedge convection during progressive oceanic and continental subduction. Lithos, 109, 155–175.

7. Guo, S., Ye, K., Chen, Y., Liu, J.B., 2009. A normalization solution to mass transfer illustration of multiple progressively altered samples using the isocon diagram. Economic Geology, 104, 881–886.

6. Sun, M., Chen, N.S., Zhao, G.C., Wilde, S.A., Ye, K., Guo, J.H., Chen, Y., Yuan, C., 2008. U-Pb zircon and Sm-Nd isotopic study of the Huangtuling granulite, Dabie-Sulu belt, China: Implication for the paleoproterozoic tectonic history of the Yangtze Craton. American Journal of Science, 308, 469–483.

5. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2008. Quantitative P-T-X constraints on orthopyroxene-bearing high-pressure granulites in felsic-metapelitic rocks: evidence from the Huangtuling granulite, Dabieshan Orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 1-15.

4. Chen, Y.*, Ye, K., Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2007. Research progress in the petrogenesis of orthopyroxene-bearing high-pressure granulites, Chinese Science Bulletin, 52, 2682.

3. Chen, Y., Ye, K.*, Liu, J.B., Sun, M., 2006. Multistage metamorphism of the Huangtuling granulite, Northern Dabie Orogen, eastern China: implications for the tectonometamorphic evolution of subducted lower continental crust. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24, 633-654.

2. Chen, Y., Ye. K. & Wu, C. M., 2005. Reviews on applying common-used geothermobarometers for eclogite. Acta Petrologica sinica, 21, 1067–1080.

1. Chen, Y., Jin, Z. M., Ou, X. G., Jin, S. Y., Xu, H. J., 2004. Deformation features of gneisis and UHP eclogite from ductile shear zone and its relation with seismic velocity anisotropy: Evidence from core samples at depth of 680 ~ 1200m of CCSD. Acta Petrologica sinica, 20, 97–108.

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