Today's deep-sea hydrothermal fluid known as Black Smoker used to be
highly alkaline White Smoker in the early Archean era!? Putting forward a new hypothesis from the geological records of 3.5 billion years ago. Go to ¨ Achievements
Motoko Yoshizaki's article showing the mechanism of komatiites (archean rocks) forming hydrogen was published in Geochemical Journal. For this experiment, Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory constructed the simulator system to represent deep sea hot water forming reactions within the laboratory at 500C, in 600 atmospheres.