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

Abstract

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 properties, 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.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Photon Science; Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Geological and Environmental Sciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014091
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on September 29, 2009
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
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

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Mao, Wendy. Journey to the Center of the Earth: Exploring High Pressure. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Mao, Wendy. Journey to the Center of the Earth: Exploring High Pressure. United States.
Mao, Wendy. Tue . "Journey to the Center of the Earth: Exploring High Pressure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014091.
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author = {Mao, Wendy},
abstractNote = {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 properties, 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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {9}
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