The One-Bar Experimental Petrology Laboratory conducts ambient pressure, high-temperature experiments on a range of Astromaterials and simulants. These experiments, particularly when combined with complementary high-pressure experimentation, help shed light on a wide range of petrologic processes and yield insights into the formation of planetary magmatic rocks and minerals. The furnaces operate over a relevant range of temperature and oxygen fugacity; the latter is controlled by precise gas mixtures monitored in a dedicated reference furnace. Temperature sequences can be programmed with digital controllers (manually) or via a custom Lab View automation application that can mimic virtually any natural process of cooling or heating…. Read More.