Dielectric properties of water under extreme conditions and transport of carbonates in the deep Earth

  title={Dielectric properties of water under extreme conditions and transport of carbonates in the deep Earth},
  author={Ding Pan and Leonardo Spanu and Brandon Harrison and Dimitri A. Sverjensky and Giulia Galli},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={6646 - 6650}
  • D. Pan, L. Spanu, G. Galli
  • Published 19 March 2013
  • Geology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Water is a major component of fluids in the Earth’s mantle, where its properties are substantially different from those at ambient conditions. At the pressures and temperatures of the mantle, experiments on aqueous fluids are challenging, and several fundamental properties of water are poorly known; e.g., its dielectric constant has not been measured. This lack of knowledge of water dielectric properties greatly limits our ability to model water–rock interactions and, in general, our… 

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