PhD project: Effect Of Pressure On Molten Silicate Miscibility Gaps
Igneous petrology, the part of Earth sciences which objects are magmas, has experienced a dramatic turn with the recognition of the importance plaid by liquid immiscibility in the genesis of magmatic rocks. Melt unmixing may hold a key to a number of major, long-standing problems including the genesis of lunar basalts, the formation of the Earth and asteroids. This project aims at investigating experimentally the effect of pressure on magmas immiscibility by measuring the physical properties (density, structure) of these liquids at extreme conditions.
- Professor Eugene Gregoryanz (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
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