The ab initio simulation of the Earth's core

@article{Alf2002TheAI,
  title={The ab initio simulation of the Earth's core},
  author={D. Alf{\`e} and M. Gillan and L. Vo{\vc}adlo and J. Brodholt and G. Price},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={360},
  pages={1227 - 1244}
}
  • D. Alfè, M. Gillan, +2 authors G. Price
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine, Physics, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • The Earth has a liquid outer and solid inner core. It is predominantly composed of Fe, alloyed with small amounts of light elements, such as S, O and Si. The detailed chemical and thermal structure of the core is poorly constrained, and it is difficult to perform experiments to establish the properties of core–forming phases at the pressures (ca. 300 GPa) and temperatures (ca. 5000–6000 K) to be found in the core. Here we present some major advances that have been made in using quantum… CONTINUE READING
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