In the context of the outer solar system, the planet forming 'minerals' are hydrogen, helium, water, ammonia and methane. The high pressure properties of these systems and their mixtures is thus crucial for models of the evolution of planets such as Uranus and Neptune and large satellites such as Ganymede, Titan and Triton. This project will explore the high pressure structures of systems such as methane, ammonia-water, ammonia, etc using x-rays and neutrons. Experiments will be done on neutron and x-ray sources in Oxfordshire and in Grenoble, France.
- Dr John Loveday (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
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