Transport Properties in Earth’s Mantle and Core

Session ID#: 25420

Session Description:
To understand the structure, composition, and dynamics of the deep Earth, high-pressure and high-temperature experimental measurements and theoretical calculations of the transport properties of geomaterials such as silicates, oxides, and metal alloys are essential. This session aims to highlight the recent advances in quantifying transport properties (in particular, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, diffusion, and viscosity) of solids, liquids, and partial melts at pressure, temperature, and chemistry relevant to the Earth’s mantle and core. Interpretation emphasizing the time- and space-evolution of our planet is especially welcome. We encourage submissions from experimental, computational, and theoretical mineral physics, as well as studies adopting a multi-disciplinary approach that combines mineral physics with geochemistry, geophysics, and/or geodynamics.
Primary Convener:  Jeffrey S Pigott, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States
Conveners:  Stephen Stackhouse, University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom and Anne Pommier, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

  • DI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • S - Seismology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

3914 Electrical properties [MINERAL PHYSICS]
3924 High-pressure behavior [MINERAL PHYSICS]
5120 Plasticity, diffusion, and creep [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5134 Thermal properties [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Nahid Ghaderi, UCAS University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, College of Earth Sciences,, Beijing, China, Dong-Bo Zhang Sr, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, United States, Huai Zhang, GUCAS Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Jiawei Xian, Chinese Academy of Sciences, key laboratory of computational geodynamics, Beijing, China and Tao Sun, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Fabian Wagle, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universitaet Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany and Gerd Steinle-Neumann, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Paul M Edwards, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, Charles E Lesher, Aarhus University, Department of Geoscience, Aarhus, Denmark, Anne Pommier, UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Lara O'Dwyer Brown, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark
Esther Posner, David C Rubie, Gerd Steinle-Neumann and Daniel J Frost, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Wen-Pin Hsieh, Institute of Earth Sciences Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Frederic Deschamps, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Takuo Okuchi, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Misasa, Tottori, Japan and Jung-Fu Lin, The University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Ben Todd1, Stephen Stackhouse2, Andrew Walker3 and Jonathan E Mound1, (1)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (2)University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, (3)University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, United Kingdom
Reynold E Silber1, Innocent Ezenwa2, Richard Secco3 and Wenjun Yong2, (1)University of Western Ontario, Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada, (2)University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, (3)Univ Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Chris P McGuire, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Krista Lynn Sierra Sawchuk, University of California Los Angeles, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Abby Kavner, Univ California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duojun Wang1, Tao Liu1, Kewei Shen1 and Baosheng Li2, (1)University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Allen K McNamara, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States and Mingming Li, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States
Leonid Pourovskii1, Jernej Mravlje2, Antoine Georges3, Sergei Simak4 and Igor Abrikosov4, (1)Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT, Palaiseau Cedex, France, (2)Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, (3)Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT, Palaiseau, France, (4)Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping, Sweden