Jeanne Paquette

Associate Professor


Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: jeanne.paquette [at] mcgill.ca

Tel: 514.398.4402

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Courses

EPSC 210 Introductory Mineralogy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 225 Properties of Minerals 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 334 Invertebrate Paleontology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 501 Crystal Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 202 The Evolving Earth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research

Chemistry and crystallography of carbonate minerals. The effect of environmental factors (e.g. solution composition and temperature) on the morphology and composition of calcite is investigated experimentally. The results help us to relate compositional zoning patterns in natural carbonate minerals (including dolomite) to specific growth mechanism and eventually determine the conditions that controlled their crystallization. Techniques involved include cathodolumninescence microscopy, electron probe microanalysis, differential interference contrast microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.

Publications

Haddad, M., Vali, H., Paquette, J., and Guiot, S.R., (2014). Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans in the conversion of calcium phosphate from amorphous to crystalline state. PLoS ONE, 9(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089480 .

Nelea, V., Chien, Y.-C., Paquette, J. and, McKee, M.D., (2014). Effects of Full- Length Phosphorylated Osteopontin and Constituent Acidic Peptides and Amino Acids on Calcite Dissolution. Crystal Growth & DesignArticle ASAP, 13(3), 979-987, doi:10.1021/cg4012394.

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