T15-S1. Phase transitions, structures and physical properties of minerals as a function of P and T

David Dobson (d.dobson@ucl.ac.uk)
Sandro Jahn (s.jahn@uni-koeln.de)
Michele Zema (michele.zema@unipv.it)

Knowledge of mineral properties at elevated pressures and/or temperatures is an important prerequisite to understand structure and processes of the Earth’s and other planetary interiors. Recent advances in experimental, theoretical and computational methods have enabled investigations of minerals at increasingly extreme conditions and chemical complexity. This session is intended to assemble experts from experimental, theoretical and computational mineralogy studying various aspects of mineral properties including crystal structure and dynamics, thermodynamic behaviour and physical properties such as elasticity, plastic deformation or transport properties.