Probing the Earth: experiments and mineral physics at mantle depths
Probing the Earth: experiments and mineral physics at mantle depths
Editor(s): Elisabetta Rampone, Patrizia Fumagalli, Stephan Klemme, Monika Koch-Müller, Didier Laporte, and Max Wilke

This special issue is devoted to the Earth's mantle. It is launched for the occasion of the 17th International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry hosted in Potsdam in March 2021, but the special issue is not restricted to the conference participants. It is open to any submissions on the following topics, among others:

  • mineral phase stability and phase relations at upper and lower mantle conditions;
  • melting from the uppermost mantle to the core-mantle boundary;
  • mechanism of magma production and transport;
  • fluid-rock and melt-rock reactions at mantle conditions;
  • volatiles in the mantle, deep Earth volatile cycles;
  • physical properties of mantle materials.

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13 Jun 2022
High-pressure and high-temperature structure and equation of state of Na3Ca2La(CO3)5 burbankite
Sula Milani, Deborah Spartà, Patrizia Fumagalli, Boby Joseph, Roberto Borghes, Valentina Chenda, Juliette Maurice, Giorgio Bais, and Marco Merlini
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 351–358,,, 2022
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24 May 2022
High-pressure homogenization of olivine-hosted CO2-rich melt inclusions in a piston cylinder: insight into the volatile content of primary mantle melts
Roxane Buso, Didier Laporte, Federica Schiavi, Nicolas Cluzel, and Claire Fonquernie
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 325–349,,, 2022
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24 Mar 2022
Ab initio thermal expansion and thermoelastic properties of ringwoodite (γ-Mg2SiO4) at mantle transition zone conditions
Donato Belmonte, Mattia La Fortezza, and Francesca Menescardi
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 167–182,,, 2022
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28 Feb 2022
Lower mantle geotherms, flux, and power from incorporating new experimental and theoretical constraints on heat transport properties in an inverse model
Anne M. Hofmeister
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 149–165,,, 2022
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16 Feb 2022
Melt–rock interactions in a veined mantle: pyroxenite–peridotite reaction experiments at 2 GPa
Giulio Borghini, Patrizia Fumagalli, and Elisabetta Rampone
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 109–129,,, 2022
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26 Jan 2022
Carbon-saturated COH fluids in the upper mantle: a review of high-pressure and high-temperature ex situ experiments
Carla Tiraboschi, Francesca Miozzi, and Simone Tumiati
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 59–75,,, 2022
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25 Jan 2022
The influence of oxygen fugacity and chlorine on amphibole–liquid trace element partitioning at upper-mantle conditions
Enrico Cannaò, Massimo Tiepolo, Giulio Borghini, Antonio Langone, and Patrizia Fumagalli
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 35–57,,, 2022
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21 Jan 2022
Effect of chlorine on water incorporation in magmatic amphibole: experimental constraints with a micro-Raman spectroscopy approach
Enrico Cannaò, Federica Schiavi, Giulia Casiraghi, Massimo Tiepolo, and Patrizia Fumagalli
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 19–34,,, 2022
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10 Nov 2021
New insights in the mechanisms of the reaction 3.65 Å phase  =  clinoenstatite + water down to nanoscales
Monika Koch-Müller, Oona Appelt, Bernd Wunder, and Richard Wirth
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 675–686,,, 2021
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30 Sep 2021
Deformation of NaCoF3 perovskite and post-perovskite up to 30 GPa and 1013 K: implications for plastic deformation and transformation mechanism
Jeffrey P. Gay, Lowell Miyagi, Samantha Couper, Christopher Langrand, David P. Dobson, Hanns-Peter Liermann, and Sébastien Merkel
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 591–603,,, 2021
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30 Aug 2021
Equation of state and sound wave velocities of fayalite at high pressures and temperatures: implications for the seismic properties of the martian mantle
Frédéric Béjina, Misha Bystricky, Nicolas Tercé, Matthew L. Whitaker, and Haiyan Chen
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 519–535,,, 2021
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17 Aug 2021
Vibrational anisotropy of δ-(Al,Fe)OOH single crystals as probed by nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering
Johannes Buchen, Wolfgang Sturhahn, Takayuki Ishii, and Jennifer M. Jackson
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 485–502,,, 2021
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09 Feb 2021
A combined Fourier transform infrared and Cr K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure spectroscopy study of the substitution and diffusion of H in Cr-doped forsterite
Michael C. Jollands, Hugh St.C. O'Neill, Andrew J. Berry, Charles Le Losq, Camille Rivard, and Jörg Hermann
Eur. J. Mineral., 33, 113–138,,, 2021
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