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Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth: Exploring High Pressure

The deeper we go into the Earth, the higher the pressure. At the pressures found within the center of our planet, minerals do not simply compress. Pressure dramatically alters all materials propertiesmore », in the process creating numerous novel phases not found on the surface. This lecture will describe how we simulate the conditions found in planetary interiors in the lab, what kinds of new behavior we find, and how these observations can explain what is going on within the Earth. High pressure explorations also lead to discoveries of novel materials with potential for practical applications in our low-pressure, environment.« less
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Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth: Exploring High Pressure
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Publication Date: 2009-09-29
OSTI Identifier: 1014091
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105393
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on September 29, 2009
Research Org: SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 58 GEOSCIENCES ; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE ; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; MINERALOGY ; MINERALS ; SLAC ; HIGH PRESSURE ; X-RAY MICROSCOPE ; EARTH'S CORE ; PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:02:51
System Entry Date: 2018-06-05