Peter Lazor

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The behavior of volatiles is crucial for understanding the evolution of the Earth's interior, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Noble gases as neutral species can serve as probes and be used for examining gas solubility in silicate melts and structural responses to any gas inclusion. Here, we report experimental results that reveal a strong effect of helium on(More)
Iron is known to occur in four different crystal structural forms. One of these, the densest form (epsilon phase, hexagonal close-packed) is considered to have formed Earth's core. Theoretical arguments based on available high-temperature and high-pressure iron data indicate the possibility of a fifth less dense iron phase forming the core. Study of iron(More)
The effects of high pressure (up to 30 GPa) on the structural properties of lithium and calcium carbide, Li(2)C(2) and CaC(2), were studied at room temperature by Raman spectroscopy in a diamond anvil cell. Both carbides consist of C(2) dumbbells which are coordinated by metal atoms. At standard pressure and temperature two forms of CaC(2) co-exist.(More)
Raman spectra of a series of orthophosphates M(0.50)TiO(PO(4)) (M=Mg, Zn, Ni, Co, Fe, and Cu) have been recorded in crystalline state. Factor group analysis has been performed for space group P2(1)/c and assignments of the internal modes of the [PO(4)] tetrahedra and [TiO(6)] octahedra have been made.
Raman spectroscopy has been linked to a high-pressure optical cell for the in situ study of supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2)-solute interactions. The body of the cell is made of a stainless steel cylinder enclosing a volumetric capacity of 24 mL, allowing optical access through sapphire windows on both ends. An argon ion laser was used for the(More)
Experiments on melting and phase transformations on iron in a laser-heated, diamond-anvil cell to a pressure of 150 gigapascals (approximately 1.5 million atmospheres) show that iron melts at the central core pressure of 363.85 gigapascals at 6350 +/- 350 kelvin. The central core temperature corresponding to the upper temperature of iron melting is 6150(More)
The influence of applied inorganic nutrients in soil, the method of tillage (conventional and minimalization) on accumulation of Fe and K into the grain of selected varieties of barley was observed. Small-parcel experiments were carried out on fields with size 14 m in three parallels. Four levels of fertilization were done: 1) unfertilized control; 2) N70 +(More)
Synthesis of apatites, Na1-xKxCaPb3(PO4)3 0 ⩽ x ⩽ 1, with anion vacancy were carried out using solid state reactions. The solid solution of apatite-type structure crystallize in the hexagonal system, space group P63/m (No. 176). Rietveld refinements showed that around 90% of Pb(2+) cations are located in the (6h) sites, the left amount of Pb(2+) cations are(More)
A study of natural oxy-tourmalines belonging to the system oxy-dravite – chromo-alumino-povondraite – oxy-chromium-dravite from the Sludyanka crystalline complex (Southern Baikal region, Russia) was carried out to explore the characteristic vibrational bands in the principal (OH)-stretching frequency and their relations to the O3 Revised Manuscript Click(More)
The title compound, (NH(4))(5)Na(7)[Mo(5)P(2)O(23)](2)·21H(2)O, was prepared under atmospheric conditions in aqueous solution at room temperature. The structure contains the [Mo(5)P(2)O(23)](6-) heteropolyoxometallate anion, which has been previously reported a number of times with a variety of differing counter-cations. Each anion is built up of five(More)