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 pressure in the multi-anvil press, a fundamental problem in high-pressure mineral and rock physics. The method is based on based on acoustic travel times, does not require access to synchrotron X-rays, and offers high precision for both solids and liquids at simultaneous high pressures and temperatures relevant to Earth’s mantle.