Astrobiology, Department, Geochemistry, High Pressure, Materials, Mineralogy, Planetary Science

The AGU Fall Meeting 2016 will take place in San Francisco, CA from December 12-17.  Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.  

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High Pressure

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with our own Yingwei Fei.  He will present, "Recovery of an oxidized majorite inclusion from Earth's deep asthenosphere: A unique window into the redox state and convection of the mantle."

High Pressure, Materials

Gustav Borstad is a postdoctoral associate working with Tim Strobel on the discovery and characterization of novel carbon-rich materials.  He is also searching for optimization of properties such as hardness, optical activity and conductivity utilizing high-pressure techniques with spectroscopy a

High Pressure

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Amy Jenei from LLNL.  She will present, "Using laser compression to probe solid and plassma equation of state to unprecedented pressure regimes at the National Ignition Facility."

Geochemistry, High Pressure

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Michael Walter from the University of Bristol.  He will present, "The Fate of Deeply Subducted Carbon."

High Pressure, Planetary Science

Washington, DC— Did you know that there are at least 17 crystalline forms of ice, many of them formed under extreme pressures, such as those found in the interiors of frozen planets? New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Timothy Strobel has identified the structure of a new type of ice crystal that resembles the mineral quartz and is stuffed with over five weight percent of energy-rich hydrogen molecules, which is a long-standing Department of Energy goal for hydrogen storage.  

High Pressure, Materials

Washington, DC— New work from a team led by the Geophysical Laboratory's Alexander Goncharov has created a new extremely incompressible carbon nitride compound. They say it could be the prototype for a whole new family of superhard materials, due to the unexpected ratio of carbon and nitrogen atoms. Their work is published in the journal Chemistry of Materials.

High Pressure, Planetary Science

Asmaa Boujibar is a Carnegie Fellow from NASA Johnson Space Center. She explores various aspects of planetary differentiation using high pressure and temperature experiments.

High Pressure

The Geophysical Laboratory's weekly seminar series continues with Colin Jackson from the Geophysical Laboratory.  He will present, "Discrete stages of core formation survive the moon forming impact."

High Pressure, Materials

Maria Baldini is the Synchrotron X-Ray Coordinator for EFree.

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