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  • New Insight into Silica Explains Planetary Smashup

    AGU Eos feature on physics of silica at high temperatures and pressures: “Although scientists would like to better characterize the early impacts that literally shaped our solar system, the degree to which rock melts and vaporizes during impacts isn’t well understood because of poorly constrained equations of state. Connolly set out to refine the equation […]

  • 2016 John C. Jamieson Award paper

    The 2016 John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award was given to Ting Chen, Xintong Qi and Xuebing Wang for their paper, “Acoustic travel time gauges for in-situ determination of pressure and temperature in multi-anvil apparatus,” published in Journal of Applied Physics 118, 065901 (2015); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928147. This work develops and evaluates a new technique for determining […]