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Static and dynamic compression of Earth materials

Ahrens, Thomas J. and Takahashi, Taro (1971) Static and dynamic compression of Earth materials. Eos, 52 (5). pp. 147-153. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/EO052i005pIU147.

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The triennium, 1967–1970, has been a period of marked increase in acquisition of pressure-volume data for minerals, rocks, and compounds of geophysical interest. A wide assortment of data has been obtained by the conventional dilatometric techniques as well as by the more recently developed X-ray diffraction and shock-wave techniques. Highlights of progress during the last 3 years include hydrostatic compression measurements for Apollo 11 lunar samples [Stephens and Lilley, 1970; Schreiber et al., 1970], static compression measurements of the spinel phase of (Mg,Fe)_2SiO_4 solid solutions, which are likely constituents of the transition zone of the earth's mantle [Mao et al., 1969], and Hugoniot data for high-pressure phases of ferromagnesian silicates, which may represent the constituents of the lower mantle [McQueen et al., 1967b].

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Additional Information:© 1971 American Geophysical Union. This paper is Contribution 1947 of the Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109. The work was supported by DASA 01-70-C-0021.
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Official Citation:Ahrens, T. J., and T. Takahashi (1971), Static and dynamic compression of Earth materials, Eos Trans. AGU, 52(5), IUGG 147–IUGG 153, doi:10.1029/EO052i005pIU147.
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