Prof. Sang-Heon (Dan) Shim
This course discusses phase transitions in Earth's interior. Phase transitions in Earth materials at high pressures and temperatures cause the seismic discontinuities and affect the convections in the Earth's interior. On the other hand, they enable us to constrain temperature and chemical compositions in the Earth's interior. However, among many known phase transitions in mineral physics, only a few have been investigated in seismology and geodynamics. This course reviews important papers about phase transitions in mantle and core materials.
Shim, Sang-Heon. 12.581 Phase Transitions in the Earth's Interior, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-581-phase-transitions-in-the-earths-interior-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA