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Shock-wave Equations of State of Minerals

Ahrens, T. J. (1971) Shock-wave Equations of State of Minerals. In: Mantello e nucleo nella fisica planetaria. Vol.50. Academic Press , Newy York, NY, pp. 157-187.

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Shock-wave data play a unique role in the study of the interior of the Earth in that at pressures of 500 kbar to 3700 kbar, or at equivalent depths in the Earth of 1200 km and 6400 km (center), dynamic techniques provide the only means of studying mineral properties in the laboratory. The relation betwaen shock pressure (p), shock-induced density (Q), and internal energy (e), along a curve called the Hugoniot, is the form of an equation of state for solids or fluids which is usually obtained with shock-wave techniques.

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Additional Information:© 1971 Academic Press. Contribution No. 1938, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Cal. I am grateful for Leon THOMSEN'S help in applying his finite strain formulation to calculating equations of state. The experimental work which is summarized in this paper was carried out with the help of my colleagues, J. H. LOWER, S. GAFFNEY, and P. L. LAGUS. The support of the NSF for experimental work under GA 1650 and GA 21396 and the theoretical studies under contract DA-49-146-XZ-089 and DASA(01-70-0-0021) is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:Shock-wave Equations of State of Minerals Ahrens, T. J. Rendiconti della Scuola Internazionale Di Fisica Villa Monastero, 13-25 Luglio 1970, Edited by L. Corso, J. Coulomb, and M. Caputo. New York, NY: Academic Press, 1971., p.157
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