Earth Materials at High Pressure and Temperature: Recent Contributions from in situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction
S.A.T. Redfern
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, United Kingdom
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The application of synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction to the study of minerals and understanding of the structure and dynamics of the Earth's deep interior is summarised. The salient features of the diamond anvil cell and large-volume multi-anvil cell high-P/T apparatus as used at synchrotron radiation sources are described, and recent developments and applications of these techniques within high-P/T mineralogy are reviewed.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.91.659
PACS numbers: 07.35.+k, 64.60.-i, 91.35.-x