High pressure experiments and the phase diagram of lower mantle and core materials

  title={High pressure experiments and the phase diagram of lower mantle and core materials},
  author={Reinhard Boehler},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  • R. Boehler
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Geology
  • Reviews of Geophysics
The interpretation of seismic data and computer modeling requires increased accuracy in relevant material properties in order to improve our knowledge of the structure and dynamics of the Earth's deep interior. To obtain such properties, a complementary method to classic shock compression experiments and theoretical calculations is the use of laser-heated diamond cells, which are now producing accurate data on phase diagrams, equations of state, and melting. Data on one of the most important… Expand
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