Probing the Earth: experiments on and for our planet
Probing the Earth: experiments on and for our planet
Editor(s): Elisabetta Rampone, Paola Comodi, Leonid Dubrovinsky, Francois Holtz, and Simone Tumiati

This special issue encompasses contributions that showcase innovative experimental approaches, cutting-edge techniques, and multidisciplinary research aimed at addressing the importance of experimental mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry in (bio)geological processes. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, mineral phase transformations, fluid–rock interactions, biomineralization, the origin and evolution of life, the impact of mineralogical processes on climate, and the application of experimental techniques to exoplanetary research.

Overall, this special issue provides a platform for researchers to share their latest findings on, methodologies addressing, and insights into the fundamental role of experimental mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry in unravelling the complex workings of Earth and its potential for hosting life, as well as expanding our understanding of exoplanetary systems.

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14 Jun 2024
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The use of MgO–ZnO ceramics to record pressure and temperature conditions in the piston–cylinder apparatus
Nicholas Farmer and Hugh St. C. O'Neill
Eur. J. Mineral., 36, 473–489, https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-36-473-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/ejm-36-473-2024, 2024
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