Physical properties of MgO at deep planetary conditions

@article{Musella2019PhysicalPO,
  title={Physical properties of MgO at deep planetary conditions},
  author={Riccardo Musella and Stephane Mazevet and François Guyot},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2019}
}
Using ab initio molecular dynamics simulations, we calculate the physical properties of MgO at conditions extending from the ones encountered in the Earth mantle up to the ones anticipated in giant planet interiors such as Jupiter. We pay particular attention to the high pressure melting temperature throughout this large density range as this is a key ingredient for building accurate planetary interior models with a realistic description of the inner core. We compare our simulation results with… 

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