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Elasticity measurements on minerals: a review

Angel, Ross J. and Jackson, Jennifer M. and Reichmann, Hans J. and Speziale, Sergio (2009) Elasticity measurements on minerals: a review. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21 (3). pp. 525-550. ISSN 0935-1221. doi:10.1127/0935-1221/2009/0021-1925.

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The elasticity of minerals is central to our understanding of the structure and properties of the Earth, and other planets. In the last half-century, and in particular within the last 15 years, there have been many new developments in the experimental methods used to determine the elastic properties of minerals. Not only have new techniques become available, but the pressure and temperature ranges over which they can be applied have been greatly extended and the precision and accuracy of the results have been significantly improved. Given these rapid advances in measurement techniques we provide a brief guide to the theory of the elasticity of minerals, and we review and compare the physical principles and the capabilities of the experimental techniques now available.

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Additional Information:© 2009 E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung Science Publishers. Received 28 August 2008 Modified version received 2 December 2008 Accepted 16 February 2009. This manuscript is based upon the lectures given by three of us at the International Mineralogical School on High-Pressure, High-Temperature Mineral Physics convened by the Gruppo Nazionale di Mineralogia and the SIMP of Italy. We would like to thank the organizing committee for the opportunity to present lectures to the school, and for providing funds that enabled our attendance. J. Kung, N.L. Ross, S. Webb, W. Sturhahn and Y. Yu provided information and advice while we were preparing this manuscript, and M.A. Carpenter, S. Jacobsen, F. Pandolfo and M. Parisatto are thanked for their thorough and constructive reviews. Work on the elasticity of minerals at Virginia Tech is supported by NSF grant EAR-0738692 to N.L. Ross and R.J. Angel, and at Caltech by NSF grant EAR-0711542 to J.M. Jackson.
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Subject Keywords:elasticity, elastic tensor, inelastic scattering, Brillouin scattering, ultrasonics.
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