SuperEarths and Giant impacts from shock physics

Session ID#: 26111

Session Description:
The pressure and temperature domains prevalent in the deep interior of large planets, like the super Earths or ice giants, or attained during giant impacts are beyond the limits of static experiments in diamond anvil cells. Shock experiments are a viable experimental alternative with increasing success in the last years. Recent developments of gun and laser facilities, sample preparation with precompressed material, tailored ramp compression, etc allow the exploration of a large range of extreme thermodynamic conditions characteristic. This even includes kinetics of the phase transitions. Alongside theoretical investigations they can reliably answer the questions of the mineral physics of the interior of these giant planets. This session offers a bridge between the community of experimental shock physics with interest in mineralogy and planetary interiors, and the communities of computational mineralogy and impact simulations.
Primary Convener:  Razvan Caracas, CNRS Lyon, Lyon, France
Convener:  Guillaume Morard, IMPMC Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, Paris Cedex 05, France

  • DI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior
  • P - Planetary Sciences
Index Terms:

3672 Planetary mineralogy and petrology [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]
3924 High-pressure behavior [MINERAL PHYSICS]
3944 Shock wave experiments [MINERAL PHYSICS]
5420 Impact phenomena, cratering [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Julien Monteux, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand Cedex, France and Jafar Arkani-Hamed, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada