Citation Guidelines


Please use the following citations in your publications when you refer to XMapTools. The version of the program should be specified just after the name, e.g. The X-ray maps were standardized using XMapTools 2.3.2 (Lanari et al. 2014).

Software reference

  • Lanari, P., Vidal, O., De Andrade, V., Dubacq, B., Lewin, E., Grosch, E., Schwartz, S. (2014) XMapTools: a MATLAB©-based program for electron microprobe X-ray image processing and geothermobarometry. Computers and Geosciences. 62, 227-240.

Mapping technique reference

  • De Andrade, V., Vidal, O., Lewin, E., O’Brien, P., Agard, P., (2006). Quantification of electron microprobe compositional maps of rock thin sections: an optimized method and examples. Journal of Metamorphic Geology24, 655–668

Selection of XMapTools application examples

  • Mészaros, M., Hofmann, B., Lanari, P., Korotev, R., Gnos, E., Greber, N.D., Greenwood, R.C., Jull, A.J.T, Al-Wagdani, K., Mahjou, A., Al-Solami, A.A., Habibullah, S.N., & Al Bokarim M.Y., (2016). Petrology and geochemistry of feldspathic impact-melt breccia Abar al’ Uj 012, the first lunar meteorite from Saudi Arabia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, doi: 10.1111/maps.12693.
  • Abu El-Enen, M.M, Abu-Alam, T.S., Whitehouse, M.J., Ali, K.A., Okrusch, M., (2016). P–T path and timing of crustal thickening during amalgamation of East and West Gondwana: A case study from the Hafafit Metamorphic Complex, Eastern Desert of Egypt. Lithos, in press.
  • Scheffer, C., Vanderhaeghe, O., Lanari, P., Tarantola, A., Ponthus, L., Photiades, A., France, L., (2016). Syn to post-orogenic exhumation of high-grade nappes: structure and thermobarometry of the western Attic-Cycladic metamorphic complex (Lavrion, Greece). Journal of Geodynamics, 96, 174–193.
  • Centrella, S., Austrheim, H., Putnis, A., (2016). Mass transfer and trace element redistribution during hydration of granulites in the Bergen Arcs, Norway. Lithos, 262, 1-10.
  • Loury, C., Rolland, Y., Cenki-Tok B., Lanari, P., Guillot, S., (2016). Late Paleozoic evolution of the South Tien Shan: Insights from P-T estimates and allanite geochronology on retrogressed eclogites (Chatkal Range, Kyrgyzstan). Journal of Geodynamics, 96, 62-80.
  • Flores, K.E., Skora, S., Martin, C., Harlow, G.E., Rodriguez, D., Baumgartner, P.O., (2015). Metamorphic history of riebeckite- and aegirine-augite-bearing high-pressure–low-temperature blocks within the Siuna Serpentinite Mélange, northeastern Nicaragua. International Geology Review, 57, 943-977.
  • Riel, N., & Lanari, P. (2015). Techniques, méthodes et outils pour la quantification du métamorphisme. Géochronique, 136, 53-60.
  • Trincal, V., Lanari, P., Buatier, M., Lacroix, B., Charpentier D., Labaume, P., Munoz, M., (2015). Temperature micro-mapping in oscillatory zoned chlorite: Application to the study of a green-schist facies fault zone near Gavarnie (Pyrenees, Spain). American Mineralogist, 100, 2468–2483
  • Bial, J., Büttner, S.H. Schenk, V., Appel, P. (2015). The long-term high-temperature history of the central Namaqua Metamorphic Complex: Evidence for a Mesoproterozoic continental back-arc in southern Africa. Precambrian Research, 268, 243-278.
  • Abu-Alam, T.S., Hassan, M., Stüwe, K., Meyer, S.E., Passchier, C.W., (2014). Multistage Tectonism and Metamorphism During Gondwana Collision: Baladiyah Complex, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Petrology, 55, 1941-1964.
  • Grosch, E.G., McLoughlin, P., Lanari, P., Erambert, M. and Vidal, O. (2014) Microscale mapping of alteration conditions and potential biosignatures in basaltic-ultramafic rocks on early Earth and beyond. Astrobiology, 14, 216-228.
  • Lanari, P., Rolland, Y., Schwartz S., Vidal, O., Guillot, S., Tricart, P., Dumont, T. (2014) P-T-t estimation of syn-kinematic strain in low-grade quartz-feldspar bearing rocks using thermodynamic modeling and 40Ar/39Ar dating techniques: example of the Plan-de-Phasy shear zone unit (Briançonnais Zone, Western Alps). Terra Nova, 26, 130-138
  • Martin, C., Debaille, V., Lanari, P., Goderist, S., Vanhaecke, F., Vidal, O., Claeys, P. (2013) REE and Hf distribution among mineral phases in the CV-CK clan : a way to explain present-day Hf isotopic variations in chondrites. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta120, 496-513.
  • Lanari, P., Riel, N., Guillot, S., Vidal, O., Schwartz, S., Pêcher, A., Hattori, K. (2013). Deciphering High-Pressure metamorphism in collisional context using microprobe-mapping methods : application to the Stak eclogitic massif (NW Himalaya). Geology41, 111-114.
  • Pourteau, L., Sudo, M., Candan, O., Lanari, P., Vidal, O., Oberhänsli, R. (2013). Neotethys closure history of Anatolia: insights from 40Ar–39Ar geochronology and P–T estimation in high pressure metasedimentary rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology,31(6), 585-606.
  • Lanari, P., Guillot, S., Schwartz, S., Vidal, O., Tricart, P., Riel, N., Beyssac, O., (2012) Diachronous evolution of the alpine continental subduction wedge: evidence from P-T estimates in the Brianconnais Zone houillere (France – Western Alps). Journal of Geodynamics, 56-57, 39-54.
  • Lanari, P. (2012). P-T-e Micro-mapping in metamorphic rocks. Application to the Alps and the Himalaya. Ph.D. Thesis, University Joseph-Fourier of Grenoble 1, 522 p.

Application Examples Mapping

  • Ganne, J., De Andrade, V., Weinberg, R., Dubacq, B., Vidal, O. Kagambega, N., Naba, S., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M. and Allibon, J. (2011). Modern-style plate subduction preserved in the Palaeoproterozoic West African Craton. Nature Geoscience, 5, 60-65.
  • Yamato P., Agard P., Goffé B., De Andrade V., Vidal O. and Jolivet L. (2007). New high- precision P-T estimates for Oman blueschists: Implications for obduction, nappe stacking and exhumation processes. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 657-682.
  • Vidal, O., De Andrade, V., Lewin, E., Munoz, M., Parra, T., Pascarelli, S. (2006). P–T- deformation-Fe3+/Fe2+ mapping at the thin section scale and comparison with XANES mapping. Application to a garnet-bearing metapelite from the Sambagawa metamorphic belt (Japan). Journal of Metamorphic Geology24, 669–683.
  • Goncalves P., Williams M., Jercinovic M., (2005). Electron microprobe age mapping of monazite. American mineralogist, 90, 578-585
  • Marmo, B.A., Clarke, G.L., Powell, R., (2002). Fractionation of bulk rock composition due to porphyroblast growth: effects on eclogite facies mineral equilibria, Pam Peninsula, New Caledonia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 20, 151–165.
  • Kohn, M.J., and Spear, F.S. (2000). Retrograde Net Transfer Reaction (ReNTR) Insurance for P-T Estimates. Geology, 28, 1127-1130.