Iron diapirs entrain silicates to the core and initiate thermochemical plumes

@inproceedings{Fleck2017IronDE,
  title={Iron diapirs entrain silicates to the core and initiate thermochemical plumes},
  author={Julia Fleck and C. L. Rains and D S Weeraratne and C T Nguyen and David Brand and Simone M. Klein and Jill M. McGehee and L Jes{\'u}s Ma. Rinc{\'o}n and Cericia Martinez and Peter L. Olson},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
  year={2017}
}
Segregation of the iron core from rocky silicates is a massive evolutionary event in planetary accretion, yet the process of metal segregation remains obscure, due to obstacles in simulating the extreme physical properties of liquid iron and silicates at finite length scales. We present new experimental results studying gravitational instability of an emulsified liquid gallium layer, initially at rest at the interface between two glucose solutions. Metal settling coats liquid metal drops with a… CONTINUE READING
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