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Shock wave data and the study of the Earth

Ahrens, T. J. and Petersen, C. F. (1969) Shock wave data and the study of the Earth. In: The application of modern physics to the earth and planetary interiors. NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series. John Wiley & Sons Ltd , New York, NY, pp. 449-461. ISBN 978-0471745051.

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Basic concepts underlying equation of state measurements on earth materials using shock wave techniques are discussed, and results of experiments on Twin Sisters olivine and experiments of others are examined. Results provide direct evidence for 'breakdown of olivine to a yet unknown structure having the density of the oxides; this presumably occurs in the Earth at depths of about 650 km. It appears that this type of reaction can occur in the submicrosecond time scale of a shock experiment.

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Additional Information:© 1969 Wiley. Jan 01, 1969. The experimental data reported were obtained at Stanford Research Institute under contracts NASr-49 (24) and DA-49-46-XC-277. The explosive experiments were carried out by J. T. Rosenberg. Discussions of these results with D. L. Anderson were especially helpful and contributed materially to this work.
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