New host for carbon in the deep Earth.

@article{Boulard2011NewHF,
  title={New host for carbon in the deep Earth.},
  author={Eglantine Boulard and Alexandre Gloter and Alexandre Corgne and Daniele Antonangeli and A. Auzende and J. P. Perrillat and François Guyot and Guillaume Fiquet},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 13},
  pages={5184-7}
}
The global geochemical carbon cycle involves exchanges between the Earth's interior and the surface. Carbon is recycled into the mantle via subduction mainly as carbonates and is released to the atmosphere via volcanism mostly as CO(2). The stability of carbonates versus decarbonation and melting is therefore of great interest for understanding the global carbon cycle. For all these reasons, the thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams of these minerals are needed up to core mantle boundary… CONTINUE READING
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