Corentin Le Guillou

Corentin Le Guillou

Ph.D. 2009, University Paris-Sud, France

Tel. +49 (0) 234/32 23517
Room- No: NA 03/171

Research Interests

Understanding the formation of the solar system through meteorite study (mainly carbonaceous chondrites and ureilites)

Asteroidal parent body aqueous alteration and thermal metamorphism history

Origin and evolution of organic matter; silicate serpentinization in chondrites

Nanoscale analyses of meteoritic materials using combined analytical techniques (Transmission Electron Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy and NanoSIMS)

Present situation

Post-doctoral fellowship funded by the DFG - SPP1385 « the 10 first million years of the solar system, a planetary material approach » (Le Guillou C. and T. Mueller)

Project title : Hydration of amorphous silicates in the early solar system: An experimental kinetic study.
In coll. with T. Mueller, R. Dohmen and S. Chakraborty (RUB); C. Vollmer and A. Putnis (Muenster) and A. Brearley (University of New Mexico, USA).


Le Guillou, C., Brearley, A.: Relationships between organics, water and early stages of aqueous alteration in the pristine CR3.0 chondrite MET00426. Geochimica and cosmochimica acta, 2014, Direktlink

Le Guillou, C., Bernard, S., Remusat, L., Brearley, A.: Evolution of organic matter in Orgueil, Murchison and Renazzo during parent body aqueous alteration: in-situ investigations. Geochimica and cosmochimica acta, 2014, Direktlink

C. Le Guillou, L. Remusat, S. Bernard, A. J. Brearley, H. Leroux: Amorphization and D/H fractionation of kerogens during experimental electron irradiation: Comparison with chondritic organic matter. Icarus, Volume 226, Issue 1, September–October 2013, Pages 101-110

L. Remusat, J.-N. Rouzaud, E. Charon, C. Le Guillou, Y. Guan, J.M. Eiler. D-depleted organic matter and graphite in the Abee enstatite chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 96, 1 November 2012, Pages 319-335

C. Le Guillou, J. N. Rouzaud, L. Bonal, E. Quirico, S. Derenne ; Remusat L. (2012) High resolution TEM of chondritic carbonaceous matter: metamorphic evolution and heterogeneity. Meteoritics and planetary science, vol 47(3), 345–362

L. Piani, F. Robert, O. Beyssac, L. Binet, M. Bourot-Denise, S. Derenne, C. Le Guillou, Y. Marrocchi, S. Mostefaoui, J. N. Rouzaud, A. Thomen. (2012) Structure, composition and location of organic matter in the enstatite chondrite Sahara 97096 (EH3). Accepted for Meteoritics and planetary science.

C. Le Guillou, J. N. Rouzaud, L. Remusat, A. Jambon and M. Bourot-Denise. (2010) Structures, origin and evolution of various carbon phases in the ureilite Northwest Africa 4742 compared with laboratory-shocked graphite. Geochimica and Cosmochimica acta, vol 74, issue 14, p. 4167-4185.

L. Remusat, C. Le Guillou, J. N. Rouzaud, L. Binet, S. Derenne, and F. Robert. (2008) Molecular study of the Insoluble Organic Matter of Kainsaz CO3 carbonaceous chondrite: comparison with CI and CM IOM. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 43, Issue 7, p.1099-1111.

A. Jambon, O. Boudouma , M. Fonteilles, C. Le Guillou, D. Badia and J. A. Barrat. (2008) Petrology and Mineralogy of the Angrite Northwest Africa 1670. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 43, Issue 11, p.1783-1795.

C. Le Guillou, F. Brunet, T. Irifune, H. Ohfuji, and J. N. Rouzaud. (2007) Nanodiamond nucleation below 2273 K at 15 GPa from carbons with different structural organizations. Carbon 45, 636-648.

J. N. Rouzaud, O. Beyssac, F. Brunet, C. Le Guillou, B. Goffé, T. Cacciaguerra, and J. Y. Laval. Formation de graphite et de nanodiamants par pyrolyse sous pression. Exemples d’applications en Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers. L’actualité chimique, mars 2006.

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  • 2009 - 2012: post-doctoral fellow at the University of New Mexico, NM, USA. Adv :A. Brearley.
    In situ TEM and XANES investigation of organic matter in carbonaceous chondrites: influence of aqueous alteration and relationships between organics and their matrix mineralogical environment.

  • 2005 - 2009: PhD studies at the University Paris-Sud, Orsay (Adv. J-N Rouzaud; Laboratoire de géologie de l’Ecole Normale Superieure)
    PhD Thesis: Graphitization and oxidation of carbons in Chondrites and Ureilites. Experimental constraints and observations.

  • 2003 - 2005: Master degree in earth Science at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris (university Paris-sud, Orsay) and The GRC, Matsuyama, Japan (J-N Rouzaud, F Brunet, T Irifune). High pressure synthesis of nanodiamonds.

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